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Karl Kamper and Carla Galbraith honored as MVPs

McMinnville, Sept. 24, 2015- In the world of healthcare, there is no one person that saves the day, but instead, a team of people working together to save EVERY day. Health systems are so intricate and stretch throughout multiple facilities with hundreds of moving parts. The team of people that have been brought together at

MEET CAROLYN LASH

Chief Quality Officer/Ethics & Compliance Officer Carolyn was born in Frankfurt Germany, but moved to California as a baby and spent all but one year of her life there until moving to Oregon in 2008 and falling in love with the McMinnville area. She loves the weather and ability to experience 4 seasons, the green

MEET PATTY STEELE, RN

Shows Yorkshire Terriers. Loves grandchildren. Started at WVMC 27 years ago. Employee of the year. I'm very competitive, so I love to compete with other hospitals to make sure we have the very highest core measures and patient satisfaction scores. I know that if we do, that means we have outstanding patient care. As a

MEET KYM SNIVELY, ADMITTING REPRESENTATIVE:

Grew up in Coos Bay and Roseburg. Loves yard work. Drives Miss Daisy '57 Chevy 4-door. Proud grandmother of four and owner of four cats and a dog. Why do you work at WVMC? I like working with people and helping them feel good about themselves. I don't want our patients to feel like we're

MEET SAMANTHA RYNEARSON, CNM:

MEET SAMANTHA RYNEARSON, CNM: What do I love about being a mid-wife? As a certified nurse-midwife, I love being a resource, a kind ear, a health coach, and a witness to the amazing journey that is life as a woman. I want women to feel empowered and capable of change and growth. Women’s health is

MEET BETH MOLINE, FNP-BC

MEET BETH MOLINE, FNP-BC: The First Certified Medical Examiner in Yamhill County. Proficient in Spanish. Nurse practitioner. Practicing occupational medicine since 1986. What is a Certified Medical Examiner? Licensed commercial motor vehicle drivers must complete a physical examination every two years. Beginning this year, those examinations can only be performed by Certified Medical Examiners who

MEET KEVIN HUDSON, NEW OCCUPATIONAL MEDICINE CLINIC MANAGER

MEET KEVIN HUDSON, NEW OCCUPATIONAL MEDICINE CLINIC MANAGER: Masters of Healthcare Administration. Longtime Northwest resident. Enjoys running, jet skiing, skiing and snowboarding. What do you love about your job? I have really developed a passion for occupational medicine. We touch the community in a way that's different than any other department in the hospital. No

MEET KELLY DE KAR, PHLEBOTOMIST

MEET KELLY DE KAR, PHLEBOTOMIST: Crochets blankets for her grandbabies. Favorite vacation: Snowed in at Klamath Falls - Running Y Ranch Patients love her! I draw blood all day long. People are scared when they come in, and I can make them feel secure. With kids, sometimes we sing "Row, Row, Row Your Boat". It's

MEET NATALIE REED, JRIO

MEET NATALIE REED, JRIO Program Manager/Coordinator and Physical Therapist: Loves hiking, cooking, wine tasting and reading. Married with 2 kids. Has a twin sister. Ran a half marathon last year. HUGE U of O athletics fan (not just football). Why do you work at Willamette Valley Medical Center? My job is to help patients have

MEET STACI COY, DIRECTOR OF HEALTH INFORMATION MANAGEMENT AND HIPAA PRIVACY OFFICER

Grew up in Memphis, and loves the Oregon weather. LOVES doing family history research. Loves to travel and spent two years in Southeast Asia working in refugee camps. What do you love about working at Willamette Valley Medical Center? I love that when we meet to make decisions, we always ask, "What's the best practice?"

MEET DON BARD

Baseball player. Linfield graduate. Husband. ICU nurse.   Why are you a nurse? "I want to help people who are at their most vulnerable. In the intensive care unit the patient becomes the family, with their own dynamics. The best thing I've found is listening and letting them express themselves. Less talking and more just

MEET ERIC SANDELS-WEST

MEET ERIC SANDELS-WEST, RADIATION THERAPIST/BACKUP PACS ADMINISTRATOR: He bikes to work as part of his exercise routine, rain or shine. He enjoys spending time with his family and supporting his kids in all of their activities. In his free time, he enjoys riding motorcycle, reading, and playing video games. "Why do you love working at

MEET RIGO GARIBAY, RN

MEET RIGO GARIBAY, RN: Loves family road trips. Gardens. Runs the 216-mile Cascade Lakes Relay with his wife.     "I knew a little English when we moved to the states from Mexico. Whenever my relatives needed some help communicating with doctors, I was the one who went with them to help." "At first I

MEET KRISTEN KIRSCH, ER NURSE

MEET KRISTEN KIRSCH, ER NURSE: Graduate of Newberg High and PCC. Loves travel, shopping and pedicures. Married with 3 kids Why do you work at WVMC? I started here in emergency admitting and then worked as a unit secretary. I always knew I wanted to be a nurse, but it took some time working up

MEET JACKIE JOHNSON, OUTPATIENT ASSISTANT:

MEET JACKIE JOHNSON, OUTPATIENT ASSISTANT:   Rides a Yamaha 1900cc Raider. Involved in motorcycle ministry. Loves kids, granddaughter and people! I'm here to greet patients and make sure they're comfortable. I used to work in a big hospital, and I didn't see the same people all the time, but here I do. I get to

MEET WEBSTER CASS, PACS

MEET WEBSTER CASS, PACS administrator and radiology assistant manager: Born in North Miami, Florida. Married to Jenna Cass, who works in radiology/cath lab. Wedding photographer. Home improvement enthusiast. Father of 4-month-old daughter. What do you like most about working at Willamette Valley Medical Center? My job is exciting with lots of variety every day. With

Meet Your HR Specialist: Rachelle Hughes

She has one semi-grown spouse, 2 semi-grown children, and one grown cocker spaniel. She loves Facebook, reading, and volunteering with youth. Loves to bake & share the results. Enjoys walking, especially with her dog. And is supportive of her husband, who started grad school in addition to working two jobs.   Why do you work

Meet Your Nursing Staff – The awesomeness of 3 Zac(h)(k)s!

Zachary Brower (left), Zachary Millsap (middle), and Zachery Woodruff (right) Zachary Brower, RN - ICU Quick facts: Right before nursing school, my wife and I travelled around America for 5 months to seek outdoor adventures. If you rock climb, you may regularly run into me at Smith Rock. One of my life goals is to

Meet Your Nurse: Amy Thompson, RN – Birthing Center

Quick facts: I have an amazing husband named Jason and we have been together for 15 years. We have 2 daughters, Alexis is 12 and Hannah is 5. We love to travel, go camping and spend time with family. I recently was a patient myself, I had a tumor in my spine, I was able

Meet Your Nurse: Matthew Getsinger, RN – Critical Care / Cath Lab

Quick facts - I'm the luckiest person in the world and I have proof: My wife is amazing looking and has, possibly, the most spectacular personality and interests. We live on a 25-acre farm and raise grass fed lamb and dairy goats which we use to make ice cream. This picture is of me and

Meet Your Nurse: Stacy Wilkerson, RN – Birthing Center

Quick facts: I have a two year old son who I absolutely adore. He brings so much joy, love and laughter to our home. I love to go camping, boating, and be around my family's miniature horses. Why WVMC? I fell in love with WVMC as a nursing student. There is such a family type