Tripledemic 2022

Tripledemic (COVID, RSV and Influenza) Hospitals around the country including Mid-Columbia Medical Center are experiencing longer than average wait times at the emergency. Why? According to the Center for Disease Control (CDC), viruses like RSV and the flu are at higher levels than we generally see this time of year. 

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Learn About RSV

Cold and flu season is here. An unseasonably early arrival of respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) is causing increased numbers of patients seeking care. For most people, RSV is like a cold but for the the elderly, children, and some others it can be a serious illness. MCMC pediatrician Dr. Jennifer

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A Note From Dennis Knox – November 2022

Like all organizations, MCMC has had to pivot to the realities of a new and different environment.  Our organization is responding to increased cost pressures, the changing nature of work, the dramatic advances in the utilization of technology, the advances in science, new changes in care delivery, new consumer expectations

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Dennis Knox - MCMC CEO

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