PFAC member spotlight

Phil Ziebert

Phil ZiebertPhil Ziebert is a native Oregonian who has lived in several areas of the state. He and his wife, Jaizie, moved to Clatsop County almost two years ago when she accepted the position of Director of Surgical Services at CMH. They have a 29-year-old daughter who lives in Portland. 

Having had a career as a contractor in remodeling and pool/spa repair, Phil is now retired and the homemaker of the family. He enjoys restoring antiques, as well as vintage cars and motorcycles, which he also rides. He has played the drums since he was 15, loves to fish and considers himself “a total weather dork” as he “loves a good storm.”

Phil has been hurt enough to be a regular user of healthcare, so he applied to join the PFAC because he feels he can definitely contribute to the patient’s point of view. He recently enjoyed being the major “pillow tester” as CMH is in the process of selecting new pillows. During the summer, he contributed his skills to help build the CMH float for the Astoria Regatta. He likes to help wherever he can and has volunteered for several local events. Phil would like to see CMH become the system where residents can receive all their care locally. 

Columbia Memorial Hospital’s Patient and Family Advisory Council (PFAC) is a very important group of people. These committed community members share their perspectives and speak for patients in discussions about how the hospital and Medical Group can best meet patients’ needs. Click here if you’re interested in learning more or joining PFAC.