Couple with Oregon Ties Creates $5 Million Scholars Fund for Cancer Research at OHSU

Pat and Stephanie Kilkenny establish fund within the Knight Cancer Institute at OHSU to honor three distinguished mentors, support graduate student research   A $5 million gift to the Knight Cancer Institute at Oregon Health & Science University will establish a cancer scholars program to support and mentor exceptional OHSU Ph.D. candidates.   Pat and…

Grande Ronde Hospital Construction Projects Now Complete

Grande Ronde Hospital, Inc. (GRH) has announced that two strategic construction projects are now complete: The GRH Elgin Clinic interim facility and the GRH Regional Medical Plaza. This means we have begun relocating some physicians, services and even patient care clinics – all with the goal of improving access and convenience for our patients.  …

Doernbecher Opens First Pediatric Intraoperative MRI Facility on West Coast

3-Tesla iMRI technology allows neurosurgeons to deliver better, safer brain surgery results   OHSU Doernbecher Children’s Hospital today unveiled a 3-Tesla intraoperative magnetic resonance imaging machine that provides real-time, high-resolution images of the brain during complex surgical procedures. Housed in a new 10,000 square-foot surgical and imaging suite, the iMRI — the first within a…

Good Shepherd Receives Award for Recognition and Innovation

The National Rural Health Resource Center bestowed national recognition on Good Shepherd Health Care System (GSHCS) for demonstrating innovation in care coordination and outcomes.   According to The Center, GSHCS has been progressive in keeping pace with health care transformation, which is crucial in providing access to health services for the community. The National Rural…

Grande Ronde Physician, Steven Hunsaker, Honored by Peers

Dr. Steven Hunsaker was named Distinguished Physician of the Year for 2015 during the Annual General Staff Meeting held November 19, 2015 at Grande Ronde Hospital.   Hospitalist Steven Hunsaker, MD, has been named Distinguished Physician of the Year for 2015, chosen by a vote of his peers at Grande Ronde Hospital.   The decision…

Advanced Varicose Vein Procedure Now Being Offered by Local Surgeon

A new minimally invasive procedure for treating a serious medical condition known as venous reflux disease – (also known as varicose veins) is being introduced to Umatilla and Morrow counties by Christopher Keeler, D.O., general and vascular surgeon of Good Shepherd Surgical Specialists. An estimated 25 million Americans suffer from severe and diseased varicose veins…

12th Annual Echo Toy Run

Good Shepherd Health Care System Vice President of Human Resources, Kelly Sanders (Right), overwhelmed by the amount of toy donations given to the hospital, thanked bikers for their contributions and for braving the cold wet weather conditions in support of the 12th Annual Echo Toy Run, an event that is organized by community member Al…