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Maggie Hudson, MBA

President & CEO

The staff members at Santiam Hospital & Clinics are committed to delivering the best possible care to our patients. With highly trained medical staff and advanced healthcare technology, we strive to make your visit as comfortable as possible.

We value your feedback, as you are the most important person in your healthcare team. We are “your partner in good health,” providing the healthcare expertise to help you heal in a safe and compassionate environment.

Thank you for choosing Santiam Hospital. Consider us your partner in good health.

Sherri Steele, RN, BSN, MSN

Chief Nursing Officer (CNO)

Sherri Steele is a health care professional with 37 years of highly varied experience, including clinical practice, management and leadership. She joined Santiam in 2017 as Chief Nursing Officer; prior to that she was Chief Nursing Officer at Providence Medford Medical Center in Medford, Oregon where she was responsible for all nursing departments in the 168-bed hospital. Sherri served on the Providence Oregon Regional Nursing Leadership Council, was a member of the Area Trauma Advisory Board and North West Organization for Nurse Executives. She was a finalist for Nurse of the Year for Oregon in 2012. As an administrator, Sherri is skilled in labor relations, collaboration, performance management, physician relations, strategic planning and project management. 

Sherri began her healthcare career in the United States Air Force, where she trained as a Medical Service Specialist and EMT; after an honorable discharge, she worked as a medical assistant and phlebotomist. She holds a nursing degree from College of Notre Dame of Maryland University in Baltimore, and earned a master’s degree in Nursing with a specialty in Healthcare Administration from Walden University. Prior to moving to Oregon, she worked at Franklin Square Hospital in Baltimore, where she rose from staff nurse to manager of 117 nurses. 

“Community is a group of individuals who share common interests and goals,” says Sherri. “At Santiam Hospital & Clinics, we are committed to providing great healthcare and being a source of support for our community.”


Steve Vets, DO

Chief Medical Officer (CMO)

Dr. Steve Vets is our CMO and one of our Emergency Department physicians. He has been with Santiam Hospital & Clinics for more than 7 years.

In his free time, Dr. Vets enjoys cooking and eating, travel and exploration of the NW, photography, and gardening. He has been married for 13 years to the most patient and understanding woman and has two children and a dog.

When asked what community means to Dr. Vets, this was his response:

Community is a shared experience and interconnection among people that care for one another.”

Rachael Seeder, CPA, CHFP

Chief Financial Officer (CFO)

Rachael Seeder is our Chief Financial Officer at Santiam Hospital & Clinics and has been a valued member of our team for over 19 years.

When asked what community means to Rachael, this was her response:

“To me, community means a sense of belonging in the place where you work, play, and live.”

Our Mission

At Santiam Hospital & Clinics, our vision is to serve as the healthcare provider at the center of our community. As part of our mission, we provide quality health care to persons suffering from illness, injuries, or disabilities and promote the general health and welfare of the community through education, support, and medical services.

Patient Results

We create an atmosphere where each is to be relied upon to carry an equal or greater weight, where regard for the patient is held above that of personal benefit, and where the care provided is reliable and consistent.

Flexible Hours & Scheduling
Close to Home
In-person & Televisits Available
Accepting New Patients

Director of Departments

Tiffanie Pye, PharmD, BCPS

Director of Clinical Services

Heather Humblebaugh, RT(R), MHA, CRA

Director of Radiology

Mark Roller, MSAS, MT (ASCP)

Director of Laboratory

Paul Hartmann

Director of Facilities

Danny Freitag

Director of Pre-Hospital Care

Erin Cramer, PA-C

Director of Medical Clinics

Cassondra Posvar

Director of Revenue Cycle

Chris Grinstead, MHA

Director of Information, Communication & Analytics

Lonnie Miller, BSN, RN, CNOR, VA-BC

Director of Surgical Services

Debbie Turrell, RN

Director of Nursing Services

Melissa Baurer, MA

Director of Integrated Health & Outreach


Santiam Hospital & Clinics is a not-for-profit corporation. It is governed by a Board of nine directors, elected by and from among the Hospital Members. Board Directors serve a three year term and receive no compensation. By request and a non-specified donation of $100 or more, one may become a Hospital Member. Membership privileges include voting for the Board of Directors and the opportunity to serve on the Board. Because we are a not-for-profit organization, our charges are kept as low as possible; only at a level sufficient to meet our operation needs and to improve our facilities and services to assure you the highest quality of care. All persons needing care are served without concern for their ability to pay.

Mike Odenthal


Ed Diehl


Victor Kintz


Board Members

Ron Etzel  Pamela Ray  Maryann Meredith
Randy Mickey Genny Baldwin

Inspections & Certifications

State of Oregon – Public Health Division

Santiam Hospital & Clinics was awarded a certificate for exceeding the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services 2020 Healthcare Worker Influenza Vaccination goal of 90%. Santiam overall healthcare worker vaccination rate for 2013-2014 influenza season was 94%.

State of Oregon – Public Health Division

Santiam Hospital & Clinics received a score of 100% on their latest facility inspection report.

United States Department of Health & Human Services

A Benchmark Report released as part of the CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) Survey of Maternity Practices in Infant Nutrition and Care. Santiam Hospital & Clinics received a score of 92 out of 100 in its Infant Nutrition and Care. This score is higher than the Oregon average score of 85 and the national average score of 75.

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