Keeping you healthy

Maintain your health with CMH

By Erik Thorsen, CEO

Columbia Memorial Hospital, Astoria, Oregon

Erik Thorsen, CEO

Throughout the past few months, all of us have made changes to our lifestyles. Hand sanitizer, masks, physical distancing, virtual meetings and canceled events have become the norm. This month, we’d usually be gearing up for the Astoria Regatta. As president of the Astoria Regatta Association, I’m disappointed that we won’t be able to celebrate this year and am looking forward to next year’s festival. While we’ve been in unfamiliar territory for most of 2020, what I do know is that we are Safer Together. 

When the COVID-19 pandemic was at its peak in the spring, our hospital and clinics saw a significant drop in patient volumes due to the cancellation of elective surgeries, preventative screenings and clinic visits. With priceless treasures like your health, preventative maintenance is a necessity to keep you healthy and well. You can rest assured that Columbia Memorial Hospital is safe and ready to care for you. 

Changes for improved safety

Throughout our hospital and clinics, we have implemented changes to help keep everyone safe. You’ll notice: 

  • Symptom screening stations at entrances
  • Masks on patients and caregivers
  • Updated visitor policies
  • Enhanced cleaning procedures
  • Spaced furniture in lobbies
  • Increased hand sanitizer stations
  • Telehealth appointments available by video

At CMH, we are your partner in health. Don’t miss your checkup, ignore your blood pressure or take risks with your well-being. We are Safer Together.