McMinnville Family Physician Matthew Bliven, M.D., is the recipient of Capella Healthcare’s 2014 Physician Leadership Award. The award was presented on September 20 during the company’s annual National Physician Leadership Group conference.

A member of the medical staff at Willamette Valley Medical Center (WVMC), Dr. Bliven has served in numerous leadership roles, benefitting the hospital’s patients as well as the community.

He has served for a number of years as Chair of the hospital’s Credentials Committee, on the Medical Executive Committee and the Board of Trustees. He has also served more recently as a board member of the Yamhill Community Coordinated Care Organization, a non-profit organization that serves Oregon Health Plan (OHP) members in Yamhill County.

Additionally, as Chair of the hospital’s Physician Leadership Group, he serves on Capella’s National Physician Leadership Group. He was elected Chair of that group in 2013.

“Dr. Bliven is committed to the success of Willamette Valley Medical Center and those we serve,” said WVMC CEO Peter Hofstetter. “He is incredibly enthusiastic, a very strong leader, and someone I’ve enjoyed working with since I joined the hospital.”

Mark Medley, SVP, President of Hospital Operations for Capella Healthcare, praised Dr. Bliven. “Dr. Bliven has given years of service to his community and to Willamette Valley Medical Center. His leadership and service have benefitted people throughout the Yamhill Valley, including hospital patients and staff. He has been a faithful partner of the hospital, having served in various leadership positions for a number of years. This award honors his leadership and service.”

A native of Dallas, Ore., Dr. Bliven earned his medical degree from Oregon Health Sciences University and has been in practice for 18 years.  He was awarded the degree of fellow by the American Academy of Family Physicians in 2013.

Dr. Bliven and his wife, Tina, have three daughters. He enjoys attending his daughters’ sporting activities and helping with their teams when possible. He credits the support of his family and his colleagues for his success.

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