Annual Report 2021 A year in reviewLooking back on another year of COVID-19
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Many times over, the COVID-19 pandemic has reminded me how fortunate CMH is to have such an amazingly talented and resilient team of caregivers. It has been shown that practicing gratitude on a regular basis helps maintain a positive outlook and builds emotional strength. One of the highlights of 2021 was August 26, 2021. On that day, Astoria Mayor Bruce Jones issued a formal proclamation making August 26, 2021, Columbia Memorial Hospital Caregiver Appreciation Day. CMH and many community supporters gathered to celebrate the CMH health care heroes who work tirelessly to care for this community.
I wish to once again thank the CMH caregivers who worked at CMH during 2021. They are a dedicated group, and their perseverance through the last two years has been truly inspiring.Inspiring gratitude
By the numbers
average provider star rating
in community financial outreach
in charity care provided
Looking to a bright future
Following on the heels of last year, 2021 continued to be a trying time for hospitals throughout Oregon.Looking to a bright future
A resilient team
As the country reels from the COVID pandemic, I am proud of our providers for their continued attention to our patients’ and community’s needs.A resilient team
Strength in partnerships
On July 1, 28 CMH-employed physicians, NPs, and PAs joined the emergency, cardiology and general surgery providers in becoming OHSU-employed. Since then, most new providers, including those in our radiology department, have joined CMH as OHSU employees, bringing our total to more than 60.Strength in partnerships
outpatient visits (excludes Emergency and clinic visits)
Person-centered care in every interaction
As a gold-certified Planetree hospital, we pride ourselves in providing exceptional, person-centered care in every interaction with patients. Although there were challenges presented by the pandemic in the last year, we continued to meet our commitment to patients even though it may have felt different than previous years.Person-centered care in every interaction
Meeting patients' needs
In late 2020, CMH was surveyed by our accrediting body, the Healthcare Facilities Accreditation Program (HFAP). In 2021, we were given a full three-year accreditation.Meeting patients' needs
Increasing patient satisfaction with improved Radiology services
For more than 10 years, CMH partnered with Pacific Coast Imaging (PCI), a private radiology practice in Astoria, to offer on-site imaging services for patients. Dr. Houman Sabahi, who retired in the last year, as well as Dr. Ali Batouli and Dr. Bill Armington, were longtime providers for radiology reads and procedures. Virtual Radiology (V-Rad) covered after-hours, weekend and holiday reads (and still does, for the time being).Increasing patient satisfaction with improved Radiology services
More from CMH leadership
Hear from some of CMH leadership responsible for handling different aspects of patient care in 2021.
Building a strong Foundation
As a not-for-profit hospital, CMH relies on financial support from our community. Gifts fund new, innovative technologies and programs, expanding our health services to meet the growing health care needs in our region. In 2021, there were lots of highlights for the Foundation as it worked to support our team of health care providers and caregivers.
By the numbers
CMH caregivers held more than 20 COVID-19 vaccination events for health care workers and first responders, giving nearly 2,000 shots.
COVID-19 vaccines provided to pediatric patients at CMH vaccination clinics in November and December.
of Clatsop County considered fully vaccinated at the end of 2021. Getting the public vaccinated would not have been possible in Clatsop County without the support of CMH.
visits to the Emergency Department
visits to the Urgent Care Clinics
Read CMH's "Best of 2021" news roundup.
CMH welcomes new full-time pediatrician in Seaside
CMH welcomed board-certified pediatrician Dr. Whitney Latham, DO, to the CMH-OHSU Health Medical Group & Urgent Care – Seaside in January 2021.
A generous gift supports health care expansion
In February 2021, CMH was excited to announce and accept the donation toward the purchase of the former Lum's Auto building at the corner of Exchange and 16th Street in downtown Astoria from the Gordon David Lum Trust.
CMH celebrates first anniversary of Seaside Clinic
CMH was pleased to celebrate the one-year anniversary of the CMH-OHSU Health Medical Group & Urgent Care – Seaside, located in the Seaside Outlet Mall, in March 2021.
More stories from 2021
Exciting news and happenings from the last year.
CMH Primary Care provider featured in national campaign
CMH was thrilled to share that Dr. Elizabeth Erikson, physician at CMH-OHSU Health Primary Care Clinic in Warrenton, was featured in the "First. Next. Forever." national campaign for 3RNET in September 19, 2021, a resource for health professionals seeking careers in rural and underserved communities.