March 2017, Original Weight 239 LBS August 2017, Lost 40 LBS October 2017, Lost 54 LBS 21 weeks after having Orbera placed, I have lost about 54 pounds.
Willamette Valley Medical Center Receives an “A” for Patient Safety in Fall 2017 Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade The Leapfrog Group, a national nonprofit health care ratings organization, today released new Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grades. The
To Acupuncture or not, that is the question?- Alternative ways to help yourself through Cancer and Chemotherapy As you embark on your breast cancer journey there are endless options. There are many different ways to
Dr. Tom Cronin, an ED Physician was deployed on September 16th to Orlando, FL to provide aid for hurricane victims. He was deployed with the DMAT OR-2, a part of the National Disaster Medical System.
Willamette Valley Medical Center and McMinnville Internal Medicine are pleased to welcome to our community, Chandni Merchant, MD. Dr. Merchant is an Internal Medicine Physician joining the McMinnville Internal Medicine clinic. As an Internist, Dr.
Dr. Derek Rains from Willamette Valley Orthopedic & Sports Medicine is once again offering his fall FREE Bumps & Bruises Sports Medicine Clinic. Offering 8 clinic dates from 8am-10am at Willamette Valley Orthopedic & Sports
In June 2010, Willamette Valley Medical Center (WVMC) opened the Joint Replacement Institute of Oregon (JRIO) as a program dedicated to the care of patients undergoing total hip and total knee replacement surgery. WVMC is
Willamette Valley Medical Center is pleased to announce the new addition to our medical staff, Dr. Steven Maxfield, a Board Eligible Ophthalmologist. Dr. Maxfield recently completed his residency at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota.
RIP CITY RELAY IS COMING TO McMINNVILLE Willamette Valley Medical Center is excited to partner with the Portland Trail Blazers and Moda Health to present a FREE family-friendly day of basketball, healthy activities and games for
September Named Peripheral Arterial Disease Awareness Month McMinnville, OR- September 1, 2017- Peripheral Arterial Disease (PAD) is a condition that develops when the arteries that supply blood to the internal organs, arms and
McMinnville, September 1, 2017 – McMinnville Immediate Health Care (MIHC) is proud to announce that as of September 1, 2017, it will be under the new ownership of Willamette Valley Medical Center (WVMC). MIHC is
What is Solar Retinopathy? The name given to eye damage which has been caused by looking directly at the sun is solar retinopathy. Your eye has an opening at the front (pupil) and a lens
How to survive Oregon's heat wave...
Extreme heat this week prompts Oregon Public Health warning Oregonians should stay hydrated, limit sun exposure as temps top 107 As the state’s temperatures break into the triple digits this week, health officials are recommending
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
Do you have achy or unsightly legs? Let us help. Free Vein Screening Clinic August 4th 8am-12pm 254 NE Norton Lane. McMinnville CALL TODAY TO SCHEDULE YOUR APPOINTMENT WITH DR. STEVEN GISS at (503) 434-6060 Varicose
Welcome Amy Hackett, MD- Nephrologist Dr. Amy Hackett, board certified Nephrologist has joined the Willamette Valley Medical Center’s (WVMC) Medical Staff. She works for Oregon Kidney & Hypertension Clinic (OKHC) which has numerous offices around
Since the mid-1800s, Nitrous Oxide or “laughing gas” as it is more commonly referred to, has been used for pain relief, but most associated with a visit to the dentist. However, in the early 20th
Alzheimer's is a type of dementia that causes problems with memory, thinking and behavior. Symptoms usually develop slowly and get worse over time, becoming severe enough to interfere with daily tasks. Alzheimer's and dementia basics
On the April 2017 cover of The New Yorker , 4 woman surgeons were pictured through the eyes of the patient. It has taken the country by storm, including our very own Operating Room (O.R.). Women
Office of Sandeep Kumar, MD, Steven Giss, MD, and Guillermo Higa, MD May 22, 2017- McMinnville Surgical Associates (MSA) has moved across the parking lot. The NEW office of Dr.’s Sandeep Kumar, Steven Giss, and
Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon joins WVMC Medical Staff May 15, 2017- McMinnville, OR- Willamette Valley Medical Center is pleased to announce the addition of a new physician to our medical staff, Dr. Manuel Gigena, a Board
National Hospital Week celebrates hospitals; Willamette Valley Medical Center wants to celebrate the women and men who support the health and well-being of our community through dedication and compassionate care from the heart. Thank you!
Dayton Elementary D.A.S.H. Students Come to Visit It’s not every day that our hospital gets inundated with 30 kindergarten through fifth graders, but when it does happen, it brightens up the entire hospital. This
Willamette Valley Medical Center continues to earn “A’s” for Patient Safety April 12, 2017 – The Leapfrog Group, a nonprofit organization committed to driving quality, safety, and transparency in the U.S. health care system, today released new
WVMC Weight Loss Surgery Achieves National Accreditation from the Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program www.WVMCWeightLoss.com Patients seeking surgical treatment for severe obesity and its related conditions have a high-quality choice for
WVMC Named as 2017 Top 100 Rural & Community Hospital March 8, 2017- Willamette Valley Medical Center (WVMC) was recently named one of the Top 100 Rural & Community Hospitals in the United States by
February 27th, 2017- Occupational Medicine Clinic has moved location out of the WVMC building and across the street. 254 NE Norton Ln. McMinnville, OR 97128 Located inside the McMinnville Internal Medicine Clinic DON'T FORGET TO UPDATE
In the past twelve years, the WVMC Volunteers have given $247,400 in awards to Yamhill County residents studying for a career in health care. Our Healthcare Education Committee is now accepting Healthcare Education Award applications
Dr. Stephen Teal 1943 - 2017 Steve was born in Champaign/Urbana, Illinois, to Ray and Marion Teal, who moved with their two young sons to Corvallis in 1950. It was an idyllic time for growing
Dr. Craig Kiser will be presenting a 4 night FREE healthcare seminar centered on "Creating Better Health & Happiness Through Better Nutrition." We hope you will RSVP today and join us!
Colonoscopies? Where to Start? By Zac Woodruff, RN BS Last week, I started a month long blog series on colon cancer and what we all need to know about it. The single most important thing
HPV is a very common infection that spreads through sexual activity. It’s also a major cause of cervical cancer. About 79 million Americans currently have HPV. Many people with HPV don’t know they are infected.
Dr. Mark Thomas joins WVMC Medical Staff Willamette Valley Medical Center is pleased to announce the newest addition to its medical staff, Dr. Mark Thomas, a Board Certified Orthopedic Surgeon with more than 20 years
On Nov. 17th, individuals across the nation will come together in support of the 2016 Great American Smokeout, an event created by the American Cancer Society through an ongoing effort to promote smoking cessation throughout
Willamette Valley Medical Center earns straight “A’s” for 2016 Patient Safety from Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade McMinnville, OR- November 7, 2016 – New Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grades, which assign A, B, C, D and F
Stepping Down after 20 Years of Service Willamette Valley Medical Center (WVMC) will sincerely miss their Chief Nursing Officer (CNO), Connie Pullen who has retired from her position to step into a new role with
Willamette Valley Medical Center’s 3D-MAMMOGRAPHY™ Continues to Protect It’s Community’s Women Willamette Valley Medical Center invests in women’s future by providing the Genius™ 3D Mammography™ exams- clinically proven to be superior to conventional 2D exams. McMinnville,
Hip or Knee Pain? Thinking about getting a Knee or Hip Replacement? Don't spend another day in pain, we can help!
Dr. Steven Giss, Board Certified General Surgeon, Breast Specialist, and a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons has joined the medical staff at Willamette Valley Medical Center (WVMC) and McMinnville Surgical Associates. Dr. Giss is
Despite its reputation for gray skies, the Pacific Northwest accounts for a disproportionately high number of the country’s skin cancer cases. Silver Falls Dermatology now offers Mohs Micrographic Surgery, a specialized skin cancer treatment at
Taylor Vogel can’t decide whether she would rather assist patients directly as a medical practitioner or help develop cures as a medical researcher. So she’s planning to do both. “I like both the social and
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Willamette Valley Wound Care and Hyperbaric Medicine Center Participates in Third Annual Wound Care Awareness Week
WOUND CARE AWARENESS WEEK Healogics, Inc. is sponsoring its annual Wound Care Awareness Week June 6 – June 10, 2016 in cities nationwide McMinnville, OR June 6, 2016 – The Wound Care Center at Willamette
WVMC's Lori Cutrell, RN donates personal time to travel with "Project Compassion" providing medical care to countries in need. I just returned from an amazing medical mission trip and wanted to share my story with you. I have always
Photo by Marcus Larson/News-Register LAFAYETTE — What Melva Proctor will miss most, now that she’s retired from a half-century career in nursing, is the teamwork. She loved helping patients deal with their fears, as well
Willamette Valley Wound Care & Hyperbaric Medicine Center Honored with National Award for Excellence in Wound Healing
McMinnville, OR 4/6/16– Willamette Valley Medical Center physicians, leaders, and clinicians gathered today to celebrate the Robert A. Warriner III, M.D., Center of Excellence award, which was given to Willamette Valley Wound Care and Hyperbaric
Mar 29, 2016- Ed Gormley is the recipient of Capella Healthcare’s Board Leadership Award in recognition of his exceptional leadership skills and dedicated service. Gormley was recognized during the company’s first quarter National Leadership Conference
On March 2nd, Willamette Valley Medical Center had a full training and drill of what they would do should a biochemical emergency strike. Preparation is the key to success and Willamette Valley Medical Center is
Capella Healthcare, WVMC's parent company, operates 10 acute care and specialty hospital facilities in five states. Here is the latest edition of Capella Connection where you’ll learn more about the individual members of the Capella
Do you want to pursue a career in Healthcare? Are you a Yamhill County Resident? In the past eleven years, the WVMC Volunteers have given $227,900 in awards to Yamhill County residents studying for a career
National Advisory Board of Directors Named for Capella Healthcare FRANKLIN, TN. January 22, 2016. Capella Healthcare’s new National Advisory Board of Directors has been appointed, with Founder Dan Slipkovich named as Chair, according to Michael
Welcome Joanna Zamora, MD, FAAP to the WVMC Medical Staff Willamette Valley Medical Center would like to officially welcome Joanna Zamora, MD, FAAP to their Medical Staff. As a pediatric physician at Physicians’ Medical Center,
Willamette Valley Medical Center would like to Welcome Anne Ziemba, CNM to Medical Staff January 4, 2016- McMinnville, OR- Willamette Valley Medical Center is pleased to announce the joining of Anne Ziemba, Certified Nurse Midwife
2014 was a year of transformation for Oregon’s health care system. Our state saw a huge drop in the uninsured and large increase in the Medicaid population due to the implementation of the Affordable Care
Welcome Dr. Amy Kalina to the Medical Staff November 25, 2015- McMinnville, OR- Willamette Valley Medical Center is pleased to announce the joining of Dr. Amy Kalina to their medical staff. She is the newest
WARNING SHELTER ANNOUCEMENT- Due to the expected freezing weather conditions, 2 weather sheters will be opened in McMinnville. *FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 390 NE 2nd St. McMinnville OPEN from 8:00pm - 8:00am Wednesday, Nov. 25 Thursday
Willamette Valley Medical Center Earns ‘Top Performer on Key Quality Measures®’ Recognition from the Joint Commission for the Fifth Consecutive Year McMinnville, November 17, 2015 – Willamette Valley Medical Center (WVMC) announced today that it
On November 13th the Yamhill County Sheriff’s Office Patrol Deputies began carrying a dose of the drug Naloxone (also known as Narcan) in their patrol vehicles to assist in drug overdose prevention. The Sheriff’s Office
Willamette Valley Medical Center Receives National Recognition for Performance Leadership in Quality and Outcomes McMinnville, OR, November 12, 2015 – Willamette Valley Medical Center today announced it has been recognized by iVantage Health Analytics and
The monthly Diabetes Support group has been cancelled for the November 10th and December 8th class. Classes will resume in 2016. We apologize for any inconvenience. If you would like more information about the group
United Way of Mid-Willamette Valley- PAJAMA DRIVE NOVEMBER 9TH-20TH WILL YOU HELP US CHANGE THE LIFE OF A CHILD? Did you know that once a child enters foster care they are given a LIFETIME stipend
James Sweet, MD Board Certified Allergist-Immunologist McMinnville, Oregon –Allergist-Immunologist James Sweet, MD has joined the medical staff at Willamette Valley Medical Center to address increasing community need for allergy care. With more than 20 years
Krystal Samuel, DO Cardiology & Board Certified Internal Medicine Willamette Valley Medical Center is pleased to announce the new addition to their medical staff, Dr. Krystal Samuel, fellowship trained Cardiologist and Board Certified Internist. Dr.
McMinnville Internal Medicine Recognized by UnitedHealthcare for Improving Service to Medicare Advantage Members September 29, 2015 McMinnville, OR,- McMinnville Internal Medicine (MIM) is proud to announce that it has recently earned the 2014 UnitedHealthcare PATH
Ed Gormley Honored as Capella Healthcare Board Leader of the Year McMinnville, Sept. 24, 2015- It is not every day that we get a visit from one of our corporate leaders, but today was a
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
Willamette Valley Medical Center would like to Welcome Dr. Thomas Cronin to the medical staff and Emergency Department
Dr. Thomas Cronin, ER Dept. Willamette Valley Medical Center is pleased to announce the new addition to their medical staff, Dr. Thomas Cronin, Emergency Department (ED). A man of many talents, Dr. Cronin
Franklin TN, Aug 26, 2015- Celebrating achievements and milestones is an important part of the culture at Willamette Valley Medical Center and their parent company Capella Healthcare. During the annual Leadership Conference awards banquet Capella
JOINT REPLACEMENT INSTITUTE OF OREGON AT WILLAMETTE VALLEY MEDICAL CENTER AWARDED RE-CERTIFICATION FROM THE JOINT COMMISSION FOR HIP AND KNEE REPLACEMENT SURGERY
McMinnville, OR, Aug 20, 2015- Willamette Valley Medical Center today announced that it has earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® for Total Hip and Total Knee Replacement Surgery. The Gold Seal of Approval®
John Young, MD knew he wanted a career in medicine but he didn’t decide on a specialty until medical school where he found that dermatologists were the happiest doctors he met. As a board-certified dermatologist
Dr. Brett Johnson, Emergency Department August 11, 2015- McMinnville, OR- Willamette Valley Medical Center is pleased to announce the new addition to their medical staff, Dr. Brett Johnson, Emergency Department. “Emergency medicine is
August 11, 2015- McMinnville, OR- Willamette Valley Medical Center is pleased to announce the joining of Dr. Heather Abe to their medical staff. She is the newest addition to Valley Woman’s Health specializing in obstetrics
Dr. David Staneck - Urologist July 23, 2015- McMinnville, OR- Willamette Valley Medical Center is pleased to announce the new addition to their medical staff , Dr. David Staneck, Board Certified Urologist.
Courtesy of News Register Staff Writer: Nicole Montesano Willamette Medical Center acquires DNA sequencer Whooping cough has been popping up around the county this summer, but patients and physicians have gotten a break in their
Overall Economic Impact of Willamette Valley Medical Center McMinnville, OR (June 9, 2015) – Oregon community hospitals accounted for $18.9 billion in economic output in Oregon in 2013, according to a new study by ECONorthwest
Willamette Valley Medical Centers Volunteers Celebrate 40 years McMinnville, OR- The year was 1975 when Willamette Valley Medical Center (WVMC) initiated its first Volunteer’s Guild. In February 1977 the Hospital Volunteer Guild was officially incorporated.
March is National Colorectal Cancer month. Colorectal Cancer is the fourth most common cancer in the United States and the second leading cause of death from cancer. Colorectal cancer affects people in all racial and
Registry Affiliation Helps Willamette Valley Medical Center- Joint Replacement Institute of Oregon Ensure Best Possible Patient Experience In its continuing mission to provide the best patient care possible, WVMC- Joint Replacement Institute of Oregon announced
Willamette Valley Medical Center Named 2015 HEALTHSTRONG Hospital February 23, 2015 -- Willamette Valley Medical Center in McMinnville, OR today announced it has been named as one of the nation’s HEALTHSTRONG Hospitals by iVantage Health
February 23, 2015 — Willamette Valley Medical Center in McMinnville, OR today announced it has been named as one of the nation’s HEALTHSTRONG Hospitals by iVantage Health Analytics. The study and announcement of the 2015
Take a minute today and say thank you to your heart. That friendly fellow has been beating nonstop for millions of beats over your lifetime. In fact, by around the time you are 30, your
Willamette Valley Medical Center announced that Krenie Stowe, MD will begin serving on the Board of Trustees. Dr. Stowe has vast knowledge of health care and health care policy. The President of the Board, Angel
Willamette ValleyMedical Center Earns ‘Top Performer on Key Quality Measures®’ Recognition from The Joint Commission McMinnville, November 20, 2014 – Willamette Valley Medical Center announced today it has been recognized as a 2013 Top Performer
We are pleased to announce The Joint Commission has recognized Willamette Valley Medical Center as a 2013 Top Performer on Key Quality Measures®. Willamette Valley Medical Center has been recognized for its excellence in accountability
Willamette Valley Medical Center Volunteers are sponsoring a book and gift fair on Friday, Oct. 10, from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. in room 101 at Chemeketa College. You’ll find books, games, scrapbooking, music collections,
Family Practice Physician Matthew Bliven, MD, Receives Capella Healthcare’s Physician Leadership Award
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