Annual Report 2021 A year in reviewLooking back on another year of COVID-19
The upside of a difficult year
2020 was a year unlike any other. It didn't go as anyone planned, but I'm immensely proud of Columbia Memorial Hospital's work and progress, despite the threat of a global pandemic.A year unlike any other
By the numbers
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In many ways, 2021 was a year of change for providers.Provider update
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
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
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
Investing for our patients
In 2021, our main capital investments focused primarily on upgrading patient care equipment, improving IT security and expanding key service lines.Investing for our patients
in community financial outreach
in charity care provided
Strategically planning for the future
Strategic plans exist to guide organizations through difficult times, when it is challenging to know what to do or where to go. Over the last two years, following our plan has helped CMH navigate through the COVID storm.Strategically planning for the future
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.
'Caring for this community is our calling'
Caring for this community is our calling. Our dedication to our patients has helped us continue to be resilient despite the stress and strain placed on us by the long COVID-19 pandemic.'Caring for this community is our calling'
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visits to the Urgent Care Clinics
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.
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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.