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National Guard to assist again in nonclinical roles at Sacred Heart Medical Center campuses in Oregon (Photo) - 01/14/22

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. – With another surge of COVID-19 putting a strain on hospital staffing and resources PeaceHealth is honored to again accept assistance from the Oregon National Guard.

PeaceHealth will welcome service members to Sacred Heart Medical Center at RiverBend in Springfield and Sacred Heart Medical Center, University District in Eugene by Friday, Jan. 21. They will be serving for 30 days in nonclinical roles, with a priority on Food Services and Environmental Services.

“All of us at PeaceHealth—physicians, nurses and allied care teams—so appreciate the extra help at this critical time in the pandemic,” said Elva Sipin, vice president of operations at PeaceHealth Sacred Heart Medical Center at RiverBend.

Additional National Guard service members may be assigned to Sacred Heart at RiverBend and possibly to Cottage Grove Community Medical Center. PeaceHealth will provide updates as more information becomes available. 

This support is part of the National Guard’s broader effort to provide relief to Oregon hospitals as cases rise of the highly transmissible omicron variant.

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 900 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.

 

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Alisha Moreland Capuia
Alisha Moreland Capuia
Community invited to virtual Martin Luther King Jr. Day event (Photo) - 01/12/22

VANCOUVER, Wash. – On Jan. 17, as a nation and community, we will celebrate the legacy of the great Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. His life’s work continues to impact and transform the world we live in today. As we reflect on his many contributions, we are inspired by his profound words: 

“Life’s most persistent and urgent question is, ‘What are you doing for others?’”

In celebration of Dr. King, we invite the community to join PeaceHealth’s special event. 

A virtual conversation with Dr. Alisha Moreland-Capuia: 

“Shifting Priorities to Create the Beloved Community”

Monday, Jan. 17, from noon to 1 p.m. PT. 

During this presentation, in alignment with this year’s King Center theme, “Shifting Priorities to Create the Beloved Community, April Allen, PeaceHealth’s system director of internal Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, will join Dr. Moreland-Capuia, a globally-recognized expert in trauma-informed systems change, to discuss healthcare inequalities and how health systems can be trauma-informed and culturally responsive with change. They will delve into Dr. King’s legacy and how we can all be a part of building the “Beloved Community” by providing equitable and inclusive care. 

We hope you can attend this special event, as we join together to celebrate the legacy of Dr. King, build community and learn more about how we can all use our voices, roles and platforms to stand up for each other and ensure equity and inclusion for all.

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.

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Sarah Ness
Sarah Ness
PeaceHealth names Sarah Ness as executive vice president of people and culture (Photo) - 01/10/22

PeaceHealth recently announced that Sarah Ness is serving as its new executive vice president of people and culture.

An accomplished executive leader with more than 20 years of healthcare experience, Ness has spent most of her professional career dedicated to PeaceHealth. With a deep understanding of PeaceHealth’s Mission, she has successfully filled multiple key leadership roles including chief of staff, system vice president of marketing and consumer analytics and system director of strategic communications and engagement. Ness has proven herself to be a strategic, collaborative, pragmatic problem-solver, who delivers results with humility and transparency.

Providing oversight for Human Resources, Patient Experience, Marketing and Communications, and governance, Ness will foster stronger connectivity across these core functions as PeaceHealth strives to be a person-first, community-centered organization, delivering greater value to people and health justice for communities. 

“Over the past 20 years at PeaceHealth, and especially during the pandemic, I’ve seen the heart and dedication our caregivers have for our patients and communities,” said Ness. “Whether rescuing an accident victim on the way to work or granting the dying wish of a patient to see her son get married, our caregivers are the keystone to building a truly person-first organization.”

Prior to joining PeaceHealth, Ness served as a marketing and communications executive for various leading retail centers in the Seattle-metro area working with brands such as Nordstrom and Eddie Bauer.  Ness holds an MBA from City University of Seattle and a dual bachelor’s degree in business administration and humanities from Seattle University. 

She currently serves on the marketing and communications advisory board of Seton Catholic College Prep and is a member of Women Business Leaders of the U.S. Health Care Industry Foundation, a premier network of female executives. 

Ness is based at PeaceHealth’s system office in Vancouver, Washington.

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 medical group practice with more than 900 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.

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