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Hospital Announces Name Change

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Tillamook Regional Medical Center

At the dedication of the new Tillamook Medical Plaza, Hospital president Larry Davy announced that effective June 3, Tillamook County General Hospital will change its name to Tillamook Regional Medical Center. This new name better reflects the growth in service area and scope of services now being offered throughout Tillamook County and beyond.

In 1950, the citizens of Tillamook County opened their new hospital at its current location. Over the next 62 years, the services provided by the hospital have evolved to meet the needs for quality primary and specialty health care along this region of the Oregon coast. A lease agreement with Adventist Health, signed first in 1973 and subsequently renewed through 2045, provides professional management by a local team of health care operating with not-for-profit status.

Adventist Health services in this region now include much more than the hospital, with a continuum that provides health and wellness from birth through elder care. There are five rural health clinics located in Tillamook and Lincoln Counties, Advanced Life Support (ALS) level ambulance services staffed 24/7 in four locations throughout Tillamook County, home health and hospice services provided in patient homes throughout Tillamook County, as well as cardiac services through the Northwest Regional Heart Center.

In 2012, Hospital leadership met with focus groups from around Tillamook County, through which consensus grew in support of the name Tillamook Regional Medical Center. The term Medical Center speaks to the wider range of services than just a hospital, with the term Regional embracing residents throughout Tillamook County and beyond.

“The input of so many community members and leaders in this process is deeply appreciated,” stated Davy. “This hospital that belongs to all of us has evolved to be so much more than just a hospital in the past several years. This name change represents our confident looking forward to the advancing future of health and wellness services in our region.”