Thursday, May 23, 2024

Adventist Health Announces Clinic Closures in Sheridan, Welches and Lincoln City

According a news release from Adventist Health Tillamook, “

Due to long-standing challenges with provider staffing,  Adventist Health has announced the closure of its medical offices in Sheridan, Welches and Lincoln City.

These closures are due to the years-long efforts and difficulty recruiting qualified providers in these rural communities. “We have faced significant challenges with not only recruiting but retaining providers in these areas, even working with national and renown recruiting firms with a high track record of success have not helped the situation,” said Eric Swanson, President of Adventist Health Tillamook.

The clinic in Lincoln City will close on April 12, Hoodland in Welches on April 1, and Sheridan on March 17. 

All affected associates and providers have been notified and will be offered to apply for employment opportunities within the Adventist Health system, including positions local to their current locations.

Swanson emphasizes, “This decision reflects no shortfall in the dedication or service of our affected associates. We are immensely grateful for their unwavering commitment to our mission.” 

The closure dates and last day for staff at each location are as follows:

• Sheridan clinic will close on March 17, 2024, last day for clinical staff in office April 1, 2024.

• Hoodland clinic (Welches, Oregon) will close on April 1, 2024, last day for clinical staff in office April 15, 2024.

• Lincoln City clinic will close on April 12, 2024, last day for clinical staff in office May 1, 2024.

Don Williams
Don Williams
Don Williams serves as publisher and editor of The Lincoln City Homepage.


  1. This really sucks for the residents of Lincoln City. We already have to wait months to see a doctor. Now everyone will be at the ER. United Health Care doesn’t accept Samaritan any more, so I guess we will have to move.

  2. Good news for staff. They will be assisted within Adventist to retain their employment.

    As a very senior in Sheridan, one who has assisted other Sheridan residents: their health care went where?

  3. What in the world is REALLY going on in Lincoln City with healthcare? Why can they get helathcare in other cities up and down the coast? Why can a person ONLY get Samaritañ Advantange Insurance in 3 counties, Lincoln, Benton, and Linn ? Isnt that a monopoly, I was asked? My answer was that I have lived here 24 years and was told thats the way it is.


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