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Mid-Columbia Medical Center is a level III trauma center serving a catchment area of approximately 60,000 people in the eastern end of the Columbia River Gorge. We are considered a rural hospital by Oregon's State's standards with a 49-bed facility, operating an 8 bed ED. The ED sees approximately 15,000 - 17,000 patients a year, treating an excellent mix of general medicine, geriatrics, pediatrics and trauma. Our ED physicians do the initial management on nearly all cases with rapid access to specialist that is nothing less than excellent. We have a full compliment of orthopedist, radiologist, neurologists and ENT providers. There is also a 24/7 hospitalist service that does the majority of the admitting. We do not have a cardiac cath lab and STEMI's are sent to our affiliate, OHSU, via air ambulance that can arrive at our facility in less than 10 minutes. Likewise neurosurgical issues and higher risk pediatrics are sent to OHSU.

We have operated as independent contractors for the hospital for a greater than 18 years. There is no indication that this will be changing anytime soon. Our EMR system is EPOC using M*Modal Fluency for spot dictation. We have 24/7 availability of CT and US that is interpreted by radiologists in addition to bedside US. From 7am to 5pm we have echo availability with a cardiologist's interpretation for rapid chest pain evaluation in the ED. We also use telemedicine for stroke team evaluation of acute CVA's and shared decision making in administration and thrombolytic therapy.

Our group consists of 10 very experienced, board certified, emergency medicine trained ED physicians. The ED physicians work a mix of three shifts, 7am-5pm, 1pm-8pm, and 7pm-7am with shared nights, weekends, and holidays. We offer medical malpractice, with tail coverage and medical insurance provided by the hospital.
Mid-Columbia Medical Center is a highly progressive, 49-bed Planetree hospital and has become renowned as a one-of-a-kind center of healing, a place different from what most expect of a community hospital. Mid-Columbia Medical Center was the first hospital in the world to implement the Planetree philosophy of patient-centered care facility wide and incorporates an array of complementary and integrative therapies for treating the whole person.mind, body and spirit. The National Planetree Organization recently honored MCMC as a model site. Additional services provided include, Celilo Cancer Center, Visiting Physician Services and our new state-of-the-art Health and Wellness Center, Water's Edge, which include, the Center for Mind/Body Medicine, Outpatient Rehab, Fitness Center and Spa.