CMH CEO Among Top 50

CEO Erik Thorsen Recognized for Innovation

Portrait of Erik Thorsen

Erik Thorsen, CEO

ASTORIA, Ore. – Columbia Memorial Hospital CEO Erik Thorsen was named on the Becker’s Hospital Review list of “50 Rural Hospital CEOs to Know.”

According to Becker’s, “These 50 presidents and CEOs have demonstrated dedication to providing high-quality, accessible care to their communities.”

For this list, “rural” was defined as being located outside a major metropolitan area or healthcare hub. Leaders were selected based on rural healthcare awards received, rural healthcare committee and board involvement, regional and national leadership positions held and organizational performance.

Thorsen has served as Columbia Memorial Hospital’s CEO since 2010. Under his leadership, the hospital services and staff have grown tremendously. Through strategic partnerships, Thorsen has brought world-class heart and cancer care to the rural North Oregon Coast.

Becker’s Hospital Review is a monthly publication geared toward hospital leaders. The full list can be read online at Here.