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National Preparedness Month

CMH encourages you to be prepared By Paula Larson, Safety, Security & Emergency Preparedness Coordinator September has been designated National Preparedness Month. This year’s theme is “Be Prepared, Not Scared.” Being prepared can reduce the fear and anxiety that often accompanies a disaster. Being prepared can also reduce the impact[...]
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CMH welcomes new radiation oncologist

Dr. Pehr Hartvigson joins the CMH-OHSU Knight Cancer Collaborative Pehr Hartvigson, MD joined CMH at the end of August. He is a radiation oncologist in the CMH-OHSU Knight Cancer Collaborative. Before coming to CMH, Dr. Hartvigson completed his residency in radiation oncology and medical school at the University of Washington.[...]
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Aaron Hallock, Junior Systems Administrator

Celebrating the IT professionals at CMH September 17 is National IT Professionals Day, celebrating our IT coworkers who configure solutions, provide desktop support and assist us with many forms of technology when we’re at our wits’ end. Get to know some of the CMH IT team a little better. By[...]
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Lars Bell, Desktop Support Tech

Celebrating the IT professionals at CMH September 17 is National IT Professionals Day, celebrating our IT coworkers who configure solutions, provide desktop support and assist us with many forms of technology when we’re at our wits’ end. Get to know some of the CMH IT team a little better. By[...]
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Tongue Point partnership results in awards for caregiver

Mackenzie Payton, RN, given both local and regional awards By Sarah Bello, Marketing & Communication Specialist Since 2005, CMH has partnered with Tongue Point Job Corps Center (TPJCC) Workforce Council and Work Based Learning Program in Astoria. TPJCC is a no-cost education and career technical training program administered by the[...]
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CMH welcomes new nurse practitioner

Amy Mann, MSN, NP-C joins the Urgent Care staff Amy Mann, MSN, NP-C joined CMH this month. She is a board-certified nurse practitioner in our Urgent Care clinics.  Prior to joining CMH, Amy worked as a nurse practitioner for PeaceHealth in Eugene, Oregon, providing urgent care services to patients. She[...]
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Meet the 2019 CMH summer interns

Seven local students joined the staff this summer By Astronemis Ray, Marketing Intern This summer, seven interns, myself included, joined the staff at Columbia Memorial Hospital to learn more about careers in the medical field. Get to know them a little better. Emily Nicholson, Medical Group Intern Describing her internship[...]
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CMH welcomes new nurse practitioner in medical oncology

Kelley Crusius, FNP joins CMH-OHSU Knight Cancer Collaborative Kelley Crusius, FNP joined CMH as a nurse practitioner in medical oncology this week.  Before coming to CMH, Kelley worked as a nurse practitioner for Samaritan Hematology/Oncology Consultants in Corvallis, Oregon. Her RN experience includes care of the critically ill pre- and[...]
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Meet a CMH medical assistant

Kati, RMA, Pediatric Clinic and Women’s Center How long have you worked at CMH? Two years What other jobs have you had in your lifetime?  Instructional assistant with the Astoria School District What does person-centered care mean to you? Listening to patients and/or parents of the patient and addressing individual[...]
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Donor breastmilk available at CMH

Pasteurized breastmilk ready for babies in need CMH now offers pasteurized breastmilk for babies who are hospitalized. The milk is safe and is from local mothers who have been screened and tested. All donors provide complete medical and lifestyle screening histories and undergo blood tests — similar to the screening[...]
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