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Response to Recent Events

General

Note: Please be reminded that in keeping with federal and state confidentiality rules, we are duty-bound to honor the privacy of specific details for all medical cases. That being said, we offer the following general comments about our emergency medical services.

Tillamook County General Hospital is thankful for citizens who help save lives. It was our honor to care for the young life guard and the child which he helped. Our Critical Access Hospital assesses and treats more than 10,000 emergency medical cases each year. These clinical team members and physicians carefully evaluate and treat each patient to make sure that all appropriate measures are taken to help ensure the patient has received the best possible care. It is our privilege to serve the health care needs of both residents and visitors to Tillamook County.

Ambulance services are dispatched through 9-1-1. Those transported to the Emergency Department via ambulance services have done so after providing appropriate consent. Our clinical team carefully evaluates and treats each patient to make sure that all appropriate measures are taken to help ensure the patient has received the best possible care.

With Tillamook County’s location on the scenic Oregon coast, we also see an unfortunate number of beach safety and water-rescue situations. Many visitors to our region do not realize that hypothermia can become a serious health issue within 20 minutes of being in the ocean waters in our region, even in summer time. Tillamook County General Hospital is committed to ensuring that each patient receives timely and appropriate care.

For any patient with financial need, we actively offer financial assistance.