Columbia Memorial Hospital (CMH), in collaboration with Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU), provides comprehensive cardiac care that’s close to home for patients in Northwest Oregon and Southwest Washington. Our facilities, technology and patient-centered approach represent the best in our area for advanced heart health care, and our echocardiography department is the only facility on the Oregon coast triple-accredited by the Intersocietal Accreditation Commission.
We’re committed to providing education and information, and fostering a collaborative environment of care between you and your caregiver team. The clinic offers a full range of heart health services and procedures, as well as heart disease prevention programs like our comprehensive cardiac rehabilitation program.
Through our partnership with OHSU, we have been able to bring services to the coast that were previously unavailable. In May of 2015, CMH reached a major milestone by performing its first pacemaker implant surgery.
Today, patients in need of a pacemaker or implantable cardiac defibrillator (ICD) can safely have the procedure performed locally and return home the next day. If a patients does need services not provided in Astoria, such as treatment for arrhythmia, acute heart attack, advanced heart failure, mechanical heart pumps, open-heart surgery, and heart transplant, this partnership allows the patient to have a seamless transition for specialty care and a smooth transition back to CMH.
After a major cardiac event, when living with heart disease, or under the risk of heart disease, it’s important to have a support network at your side and championing your recovery. CMH is your close connection to caregivers and others who themselves are working to improve their quality of living with cardiovascular disease. We invite you to learn more about the ways CMH can support you in your recovery.
Q: What should I bring to my first appointment? click to open
A: Please bring the following:
Q: What should I expect at my appointment? click to open
A: When you arrive, please check in at the reception desk. We will ask you for your completed paperwork, insurance card, and co-payment. You will be given a Consent-to-Treat form and we will take your photograph to help ensure proper identification while you are under our care. In some cases, imaging or lab tests may be required during your appointment; in most cases, you will be advised prior to your scheduled appointment. If your appointment results in scheduling a procedure or surgery, your visit may take longer than anticipated.
Q: How will I learn the results of my test? click to open
A: If surgery is advised, your provider will talk with you about your options. If you decide to have the surgery, you and your provider will talk about what the surgery involves, schedule a date for the surgery, and order any other tests needed.
Q: How do I get my prescription refilled? click to open
A: If you need a refill of your medication, please call your pharmacy and ask them to submit a refill request. Please allow three (3) business days for all refill requests, and see your provider on schedule so that we can monitor your health and keep your prescriptions up to date and refilled as needed.
Q: Do you see patients with congenital heart disease? click to open
A: This is diagnosis-dependent. Please call us at 503-338-4087 to discuss your specific situation.
Q: Do you see children? click to open
A: We do provide certain heart health services for children. Please call us at 503-338-4087 for more information.
Q: I only live here part of the year and I already have a cardiologist at home. Can I receive treatment here? click to open
A: Yes, our providers care for visiting patients.
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