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Local nurses honored by March of Dimes

For the sixth consecutive year, nurses at Mid-Columbia Medical Center were among a group of Oregon health care professionals selected to receive one of the 2016 March of Dimes Nurse of the Year awards.

Gas leak at MCMC

Roads were closed around the hospital this morning for about an hour when a leak in Mid-Columbia Medical Center’s main oxygen tank was detected.

'Good, bad, ugly' explored Nov. 7

Painkillers and opiates might be called “the good, the bad and the ugly.” Of all problem drugs, non-prescribed use of opiate-type painkillers affects all segments of our local population. Yet it’s also a problem the general population can help solve, prevent and understand.

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Governor extols gorge health care coordinated care coalition

Health care oversight in the gorge is alive and well, Gov. Kate Brown heard last week during a visit to Hood River.

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Pink Walk

Margie Bodolay of Lyle untangles balloons floating outside Burgerville on Second Street in The Dalles during the annual Pink Walk Saturday morning.

Sherman doctor honored

Dr. Erin Burnham of Sherman County Emergency Services is EMS Medical Director of the Year for 2016. Burnham, a Hood River resident, was honored last month at the Oregon State Health Division Annual Oregon EMS conference in Bend. The award honors a physician who serves or has served the EMS system by providing medical direction, on-line or off-line, and who has served with distinction.

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‘Pink’ walk is Saturday

The annual walk to increase public awareness about the threat of cancer to women in the community takes place tomorrow, Oct. 15, in downtown The Dalles.

TD vies for health help

The Dalles is one step closer to possibly winning a designation as a Blue Zone project, which brings in paid staff for a multi-year, broad-based effort to improve the community’s health.

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Simple test saves lives

After prostate cancer claimed the life of his father, Terry Armentrout of The Dalles knew that he would be at higher risk for the disease and made regular checkups a priority.

Gorge health focus scores prize

A national foundation has honored Columbia Gorge health providers and community organizations with a $25,000 award for their inclusive and collaborative approach to health care.

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Breast center gets clean bill of health

Mid-Columbia Medical Center has one of only seven nationally accredited centers dedicated to breast health in Oregon and Southwest Washington. That is no small achievement, said Dr. Kerry Proctor, medical director of the Breast Center in The Dalles, given that MCMC is an independent entity. Four of the other accredited facilities belong to Legacy Health, the largest provider system in the Portland/Vancouver area.

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Survivors offered wellness, healing

Yoga, parenting and health focus of classes

Families who have survived trauma, whether past or present, are being offered free classes and activities to aid in healing through HAVEN of the Columbia River Gorge’s new wellness program.

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MCMC adds payment drop box

Mid-Columbia Medical Center has installed a drop box for payments on Third Street at The Dalles city hall.

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MCMC expanding in HR

Mid-Columbia Medical Center has signed a lease to occupy 12,500 square feet of the medical building now under construction in Hood River, immediately west of the new Hampton Inn.

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Francis retiring as MCMC CEO

Duane Francis, longtime president and CEO of Mid-Columbia Medical Center, has announced his retirement, effective Oct. 31.

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