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Welcome Dr. Richard Burke

Willamette Valley Medical Center is pleased to announce the addition of Richard Burke, MD to our medical staff. Richard Burke, MD hails from the northwest and after being away in the Midwest and California, is ready to come home and enjoy all 4 seasons. Growing up, Dr. Burke enjoyed and excelled in science and math

Welcome Dr. Kathleen “Casey” Carey

Willamette Valley Medical Center is pleased to announce the addition of Kathleen “Casey” Carey, MD to our medical staff.   Kathleen “Casey” Carey, MD knew at age 18 that she wanted to practice medicine because of her deep rooted desire to help people. She chose radiology because of the knowledge base it required. “Radiologists help

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 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 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 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 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