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PeaceHealth Urgent Care team to heal Carter Park - 03/18/19

A team of volunteers from PeaceHealth Urgent Care – Memorial will donate time Saturday March 23rd to continue their months-long cleanup and restoration project of Vancouver’s Carter Park at West 33rd  Street and Columbia in Vancouver. The team will be hard at work from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.

“We want our neighbors in the Carter Park area to know that we’re not just focused on improving the health of the people who come to see us for care,” said Ryan Cole, RN – Nurse Manager of PeaceHealth Urgent Care – Memorial. “We want to improve the health of our whole community, and that includes working to create a safe, attractive space for people to gather and enjoy the outdoors.”

The PeaceHealth work crew will include health care workers, security officers, housekeepers, and front office staff. It will be the team’s sixth volunteer day at Carter Park, and the first of 2019. “So far we have focused on a lot of maintenance,” said Cole. “Lots of scrubbing, weeding, raking, and removing debris. This spring we intend to start planting flowers and shrubs. It's really rewarding because the neighbors have been very appreciative of our efforts.”

PeaceHealth Urgent Care – Memorial has worked closely with the City of Vancouver to coordinate the Carter Park cleanup project. “The City has been very supportive, providing us with supplies and guidance,” said Cole. “Caring for Carter Park has been a wonderful way for our caregivers to come together outside of work to get to know each other better. Vancouver has a number of parks ready for adoption. I highly recommend it as a great thing for other organizations to get involved with.”

About PeaceHealth Urgent Care – Memorial
PeaceHealth Urgent Care – Memorial, located at 3400 Mail Street in Vancouver, WA  is open 7 days per week, offering walk-in adult and pediatric care for colds, flu, fractures, infections, burns, and other non-life threatening conditions. The clinic provides on site s-ray, laboratory, and pharmacy services. For more information call 360.696.5223 or visit peacehealth.org/southwest/urgent-care

PeaceHealth debuts online training program for hospice - 03/08/19

PeaceHealth Hospice is implementing a convenient new online training program for people who would like to volunteer but have been unable to attend our daytime trainings.

“We wanted to offer another training option for people who want to volunteer, but have difficulty committing to our full-day training session,” said PeaceHealth Hospice Volunteer Coordinator Jennifer Linde. “Our in-person sessions are not going away. This online training option is simply an enhancement to our volunteer training program.”

Hospice volunteers can serve in a variety of important roles, ranging from greeting guests or performing a variety of other roles at the Ray Hickey Hospice House to providing respite care, working on the No One Dies Alone team (NODA), or helping with office functions.

People interested in volunteering must attend two evening sessions. The first, on Wednesday March 13, 2019 offers an opportunity to meet the staff, obtain necessary online training credentials, and enjoy refreshments. Potential volunteers will then spend the next month training online at their own pace before reuniting in person on April 10, 2019 for a Q&A session and complete necessary paperwork.

"We rely on our volunteers to make our hospice program work,” said Linde. “It’s a really rewarding opportunity for people who want to help others through a very difficult time.”

People interested in the PeaceHealth Hospice online training program must call 360.696.5069 to pre-register. The in-person meetings on March 13 and April 10 will be held from 6:30pm-8:30pm at PeaceHealth Hospice, located at 5400 MacArthur Boulevard in Vancouver, WA. The hospice team can also be reached via email at ssw-hospicevolunteerservices@peacehealth.org">rssw-hospicevolunteerservices@peacehealth.org

About PeaceHealth Hospice:
The PeaceHealth Hospice team is dedicated to easing the fears, anxieties, and discomforts that occur during the advanced stages of illness. PeaceHealth Hospice gives people who are dying the opportunity to choose how they will live the rest of their lives. The hospice team, including the patient's physician, provides information, education, and fulfillment of each patient's choices, including those sometimes small but always special things that give each individual life its own unique luster. For more information visit peacehealth.org/southwest/hospice
 

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PeaceHealth transitions CAO position to proven leader (Photo) - 02/25/19

VANCOUVER, Wash. – PeaceHealth’s widely-respected chief administrative officer Carol Aaron has announced that she will transition into her long-planned retirement by the end of calendar year 2019 after nine years of service with the health system.

Aaron’s deeply held commitment to community health and passion for organizational and talent development has been the emphasis of her more than 30-year career in healthcare. Since joining PeaceHealth in 2010, she has been instrumental in the organization’s acceleration as an integrated system serving communities in Oregon, Washington and Alaska, as well as the development of leadership and organizational strategies to advance clinical excellence and compassionate care to the communities PeaceHealth serves. 

“We are extremely grateful for Carol’s countless contributions to PeaceHealth,” said Liz Dunne, president and chief executive officer for PeaceHealth. “Through her valuable leadership, she has modernized and strengthened our governance at the system and community levels, more strongly aligned our strategy with our ‘people-first, community-centered’ mission, and enabled all of us to depend on the very best talent across our 16,000-strong team of incredible caregivers.” 

Steve Glenn, currently senior vice president, governance and support services, will now advance to executive vice president, chief administrative officer. Steve will oversee several business areas, including Mission Services, Marketing and Communications, Facilities and Construction, Business Transformation Office, Board Governance and the Shared Services Center.

“Steve’s unflappable leadership, strong organizational skills and strategic insights have proven invaluable to our organization and to those whom have had the pleasure of partnering with him on our mission-critical work,” said Dunne. “PeaceHealth looks forward to continuing to benefit from the talents of this highly-valued and committed servant leader as Steve steps into his expanded and well-earned new role.”

About PeaceHealth: PeaceHealth, based in Vancouver, Wash., is a not-for-profit Catholic health system offering care to communities in Washington, Oregon and Alaska. PeaceHealth has approximately 16,000 caregivers, a group practice with more than 1,200 providers and 10 medical centers serving both urban and rural communities throughout the Northwest. In 1890, the Sisters of St. Joseph of Peace founded what has become PeaceHealth. The Sisters shared expertise and transferred wisdom from one medical center to another, always finding the best way to serve the unmet need for healthcare in their communities. Today, PeaceHealth is the legacy of the founding Sisters and continues with a spirit of respect, stewardship, collaboration and social justice in fulfilling its Mission. Visit us online at peacehealth.org.