Yearly Archives: 2019


Health Insurance Marketplace Now Open Through December 15

Are You Covered? Health Insurance Marketplace Now Open Through December 15 November 1 marked the beginning of open enrollment for 2020 health insurance coverage through the Health Insurance Marketplace. Since debuting in 2013, the Health Insurance Marketplace has provided access to low-cost healthcare coverage for millions who would otherwise be without health insurance or who

DIABETES: What You Should Know

DIABETES: What You Should Know If you aren’t living with diabetes, there’s a good chance that at least one of the friends or loved ones who you’ll see this upcoming holiday season is affected by the disease. In fact, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), more than 30 million people in

Dr. Sang-Gyou Rho Joins McMinnville Surgical Associates

Willamette Valley Medical Center (WVMC) today announced that Sang-Gyou Rho, MD, has joined its staff of employed physicians and will be offering general surgery services to patients at McMinnville Surgical Associates (MSA). Dr. Rho brings enhanced surgical and clinical experience to Yamhill County and is the fourth general surgeon to join MSA’s medical staff. “Dr.

Joshua Miller named Chief Financial Officer of Willamette Valley Medical Center

Willamette Valley Medical Center (WVMC) announced today that Joshua Miller has been named Chief Financial Officer of WVMC, effective June 4, 2019. Miller accepted the position after serving as WVMC’s Assistant Chief Financial Officer. “We are so excited to have Miller step into this important leadership role,” said Peter Hofstetter, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of

Willamette Valley Medical Center: A Year of Progress & Transition

Peter Hofstetter, CEO In healthcare, each day is filled with new discoveries and new possibilities. We embrace this spirit at Willamette Valley Medical Center (WVMC). We are inspired every day to deliver amazing care to our community, and we are constantly evolving and striving to find new ways to support the health and

Organ Donation Saves Lives

Today, approximately 75,000 people in the United States are waiting for a life-saving organ. However, there are only around 8,000 deceased organ donors each year providing on average 3.5 organs. Living donors provide an average of around 6,000 organs per year (CDC, 2019). The most commonly donated organs are the heart, lungs, liver, kidneys, pancreas,

Willamette Valley Medical Center 2019 Top Rural & Community Hospital

Willamette Valley Medical Center (WVMC) has been named one of the 2019 Top 100 Rural & Community Hospitals in the United States by the National Rural Health Association’s Rural Health Policy Institute and The Chartis Center for Rural Health. Regarded as one of the industry’s most significant designations of performance excellence, the annual Top 100

When Your Throat Hurts

Sore throats - sometimes they are caused by a simple cold, sometimes allergies, and other times dry air. They could be a symptom of the viral flu or even bacterial infection, like strep. Mine started to hurt on Tuesday morning. I woke up to the familiar, weird little tickle feeling in the back of my

Willamette Valley Medical Center Oregon Confirmed Measles Case & Local Impact

Willamette Valley Medical Center has begun preparation of plans to proactively address the measles infection since its confirmed entry into the state of Oregon. The Oregon Health Authority has confirmed a case of measles in a resident of Multnomah County. No additional cases of measles have been identified in Oregon. Clark County Public Health in Vancouver has reported

Let’s Talk About Measles

On Friday, January 18, a public health emergency was declared in Clark County related to 19 confirmed measles cases in Washington State. Additionally, there are also five more suspected cases waiting on test results. Of the 19 confirmed cases, 16 had not been vaccinated and it is unclear if the other three had been. A

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