Santiam Hospital & Clinics: A Year of Growth, Innovation, and Community Recognition

As we step into a new year, we’re taking a moment to reflect on the transformative journey that 2023 has been for Santiam Hospital & Clinics. This past year has been marked by significant developments, new team members, and an unwavering commitment to providing the best possible healthcare to our community. Let’s dive into the key highlights that have shaped our hospital’s landscape.

da Vinci Robot Acquisition: Revolutionizing Surgical Precision

One of the standout achievements of 2023 was the acquisition of the da Vinci Surgical System, a cutting-edge robotic platform that has revolutionized surgical precision at Santiam Hospital. This state-of-the-art technology allows our surgical teams to perform minimally invasive procedures with enhanced dexterity and precision, leading to quicker recovery times and improved patient outcomes.

Welcoming New Providers to the Santiam Family

Our commitment to assembling a diverse and skilled medical team has been further solidified with the addition of several new providers. Dr. Yao, an Orthopedic Surgeon, has joined the esteemed Santiam Orthopedic Group, bringing expertise and passion for musculoskeletal health. Additionally, Dr. Riley, an Orthopedic Surgeon, has joined Santiam Orthopedic Group, further enhancing our capabilities in orthopedic care. Dr. Glazier, a General Surgeon, has enriched Santiam General Surgery Clinic with her skills and dedication to surgical excellence. Dr. Wagner, an OB/GYN specialist, is now a valued member of Santiam Women’s Clinic, contributing to comprehensive women’s healthcare. 

Construction Begins on the Emergency Department: Enhancing Critical Care

In response to the growing needs of our community, Santiam Hospital & Clinics has initiated the construction of a new Emergency Department. This expansion aims to enhance our ability to provide critical and timely care to those in need. The state-of-the-art facility will be equipped with the latest technologies and staffed by a dedicated team of emergency healthcare professionals, ensuring that our community receives the highest standard of care in times of urgency.

Santiam Hospital & Clinics Foundation’s Ongoing Commitment to Community Well-being

The Santiam Hospital & Clinics Foundation has continued its remarkable work in 2023, tirelessly raising funds to support the hospital’s mission and Emergency Department Expansion project. These funds play a crucial role in upgrading facilities, acquiring advanced medical technologies, and ensuring that our healthcare professionals have the resources they need to deliver exceptional care to our community.

Transition to EPIC: Streamlining Patient Care with Advanced Technology on MyChart

In our pursuit of excellence, Santiam Hospital & Clinics has transitioned from Athena to MyChart for our patient portal. This changeover represents our commitment to utilizing advanced technology to streamline patient care, enhance communication, and provide a more seamless healthcare experience for our community.

Best of Willamette Valley Recognition: A Testament to Excellence

We are honored and humbled to have received multiple accolades in the Best of Willamette Valley Awards for 2023. Winning in categories such as Best Hospital, Best Place to Have a Baby, Best Surgery Center, Best Medical Facility, and Best Women’s Clinic, these awards serve as a testament to the unwavering dedication and hard work of our entire Santiam Hospital & Clinics team.

As we look back on 2023, Santiam Hospital & Clinics is filled with gratitude for the trust and support of our community. We eagerly anticipate the opportunities and challenges that the coming year will bring, as we continue our mission to provide compassionate, high-quality healthcare to all. Thank you for being a part of our journey.