CMH joins observance of National Rural Health Day


Rural Health Day is third Thursday in November


Columbia Memorial Hospital (CMH) is proud to recognize the innovation, quality of care, and dedication of health professionals and volunteers in our community during National Rural Health Day 2020. National Rural Health Day falls on the third Thursday in November each year. It recognizes the efforts of those serving the health needs of an estimated 57 million people across the nation.

“CMH caregivers take a great amount of pride in caring for our friends and neighbors in this community.  That sense of pride creates a strong level of commitment and compassion that I find unique to rural health care facilities,” said Erik Thorsen, CEO of CMH. 

“I’m honored to work with such a dedicated team of caregivers.  They truly are Healthcare Heroes,” he expanded.

More than 57 million Americans work, live, and play in rural communities. 1300+ Critical Access Hospitals (CAH) nationwide support the acute care landscape of these rural communities. CMH and OHSU continue to expand the scope of care and services in Clatsop County to care for our communities in the most comprehensive way possible.

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