Saint Alphonsus Medical Center - Ontario is a 49-bed, acute care hospital, serving
Ontario and the surrounding communities in eastern Oregon and southwestern
Idaho. Holy Rosary is part of Catholic Health Initiatives, one
of the largest not-for-profit health care systems in the country,
spanning 24 states and more than 70 rural and urban communities
and encompassing more than 60 hospitals and more than 50 long-term
CHI is guided by its mission to bring new life, energy and viability
to the healing ministry of the church and create healthier communities.
As a progressive
health care provider, Holy Rosary Medical Center customizes its
services to meet the needs of the patients and the
community. We are actively involved in a wide range of community
outreach programs and provide a variety of educational sessions
to individuals of the surrounding communities.
From outpatient surgery to critical care services, Holy Rosary strives
to provide the most advanced equipment and sophisticated systems
for the treatment of our patients.
Ontario’s first hospital facility began with a small group
of Dominican Sisters who used a tent outside their rented home as
their office. The sisters, originally from the Congregation of St.
Catherine of Siena arrived in Baker City, March 24, 1911. There they
learned that the bishop wanted them to go to Ontario, where the Commercial
Club had offered $10,000 toward the building of a hospital. Until
that time, they had assumed they were expected to build and operate
a school, which was their previous experience. The sisters departed
for Ontario Tuesday, April 6, 1911. After arriving, they set to work
raising money for the hospital; Mother Catherine hand-wrote 10,000
appeals for money while the other sisters folded and addressed the
envelopes. Three of the sisters traveled to Pendleton to train at
the Franciscan Sisters’ Hospital; during this time, the sister
were using a tent outside their rented home as their office, but
people who had heard of the sisters began bringing their ill to the
tent for healing, and it became Ontario’s first hospital facility.
for Your Healthy Future
At Holy Rosary,
our chief concern is you, your health and your future. We want
you to be comfortable and secure, knowing the best possible health
care is available right here in your area, just minutes from
your home. Holy Rosary devotes its fullest resources to providing
to respond to a broad range of your health care needs with the
help of modern equipment and a qualified, caring staff. Today,
through many new services, improved techniques, advancing technology
and the skills of our highly trained and specialized medical
professionals, we are planning for your future health and wellness.
Hart – Chair
Andrew Bentz – Vice Chair
Sr. Kay Marie Duncan
Tim J. Lopez
Frank Spokas, M.D.
Paul Gering, M.D.
Dave Goode, Sr.
Wes Colvin, Interim CEO
Wes Colvin, Interim CEO
Paul Vachek, Chief Financial Officer
Lee Jackson, PhD, R.N., M.S.N., VP Clinical Services
Mark Bekkedahl, VP Mission & Integration
Karen Kosowan, VP Human Resources
Judy Cordeniz, Executive Director CCI and Business Development
Officers and Service Chiefs
Chief of Staff, Tony Tesnohlidek, M.D.
Vice Chief of Staff, Patrick Plummer, M.D.
Secretary/Treasurer, Frank Spokas, M.D.
Chief of Emergency Medicine, Brad Barlow, M.D.
Chief of Family Practice, Vernon Barton, M.D.
Chief of Pathology, Kathleen Harms, M.D.
Chief of Medicine, Fred Stark, M.D.
Chief of Obstetrics, Rob Mairs, D.O.
Chief of Pediatrics, Michelle DeVoe, D.O.
Chief of Radiology, Robert Yeager, M.D.
Chief of Surgery, Steve Reich, M.D.
Hospital Based Rep Drs. Harms, Yeager
Bylaws Chair, Frank Spokas, M.D.
Credentials Chair, Marc Iseri, M.D.
Infection Control, Patrick Plummer, M.D.
Laboratory Utilization Chair, Kathleen Harms, M.D.
Nominating Chair, Paul Gering, M.D.
Performance Improvement Chair, Morris Smith, M.D.
Pharmacy and Therapeutics Chair, Steve Parris, D.P.M
Professional Library Services Chair, Robert Yeager, M.D.
Recruitment Chair, Tony Tesnohlidek, M.D.
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