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

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. 

Ferren joins Samaritan North Lincoln

Ferren has a long history of nursing and health care leadership. She started her career in bedside nursing at Legacy Oregon Burn Center and quickly advanced into a variety of leadership roles at Legacy Emanuel Hospital, later becoming Chief Nursing Officer and Chief Quality Officer at Willamette Valley Medical Center in McMinnville. Most recently, she served Western Arizona Regional Medical Center in Bullhead City as their Chief Nursing Officer. Ferren was raised in Oregon and has family on the Oregon coast, including a sister who also works with Samaritan Health Services.

State to finally drop health care facility mask mandate April 3rd

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