Festival of Trees Opens Registration

Registration for 2022 Festival of Trees is now open. The Festival of Trees, hosted by the Mid-Columbia Health Foundation, will take place at The Dalles Civic Auditorium on Friday, December 2, 2022. “We’re so excited that the festival will be live & in-person, something that hasn’t happened since 2019,” said

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A Note From Dennis Knox – October 2022

As many of you know, October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and with Celilo Cancer Center being the only accredited cancer center in the Gorge, MCMC is commemorating this occasion with a very special community partnership with Freebridge Brewery. On Saturday October 1st, Freebridge Brewery and Mid-Columbia Medical Center hosted...Read More
Dennis Knox - MCMC CEO

A Note From Dennis Knox – August 2022

Thanks to the hard work and dedication of our employees past and present, Mid-Columbia Medical Center (MCMC) has served the people of The Dalles and the Columbia River Gorge for more than 120 years. For the past eight months, we have been on the pathway to secure an equally exciting...Read More
Dennis Knox - MCMC CEO

A Note From Dennis Knox – June 2022

At MCMC, our top priority is to create an atmosphere of trust and safety, while achieving our goals for quality and efficiency. Our MCMC team consists of hundreds of talented members of our community who work diligently and are dedicated to achieving our goals together. In 2019, the MCMC Board...Read More
Dennis Knox - MCMC CEO

Visitor Policy Update During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Our visitor policy has been updated based on guidance from the Oregon Health Authority. Effective December 2, 2021: · One visitor per day is allowed in inpatient units, hospital-based outpatient areas or procedural areas during our visiting hours of 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. · One visitor is allowed in...Read More

Visitor Policy Update

MCMC is experiencing an increase in COVID-19 cases in our community. This not only impacts available hospital beds, it also leads to staffing shortages. It is critical that we all do our part to reduce the spread of COVID-19 in our community by wearing masks, social distancing and getting vaccines/boosters....Read More

A Note From Dennis Knox

Today is the first day of Nurses Week, which is celebrated May 6-12 each year by hospitals across the country to recognize and show appreciation for the vital role of nurses in the healthcare setting and in the community. It’s impossible to overstate the critical role nurses play in the...Read More
MCMC Nurses Week

MCMC Appoints Jayme Thompson-Mason Chief Nursing Officer

Mid-Columbia Medical Center has appointed nursing leader Jayme Thompson-Mason, RN, as chief nursing officer, effective immediately. In her new role, Thompson-Mason will oversee quality and safety initiatives, patient care delivery models, strategic and operational planning for nursing services, as well as clinical education, and development for 205 nurses across the...Read More
Jayme Thompson-Mason - MCMC Chief Nursing Officer