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PeaceHealth Cottage Grove CAO Tim Herrmann receives national recognition

Tim Herrmann, chief administrative officer of PeaceHealth Cottage Grove Community Medical Center

September 18, 2017

COTTAGE GROVE, Ore. – Tim Herrmann, chief administrative officer of PeaceHealth Cottage Grove Community Medical Center (PHCGCMC), has been recognized nationally as one of the top 60 “Critical Access Hospital CEOs to Know” for the third year in a row by Becker’s Hospital Review. The list recognizes leaders of organizations regularly recognized for safety and quality and who are key members of the community, serving on corporate boards and state-level initiatives to improve access to care.

“I am humbled by this honor, which is really a recognition of the caregivers and their commitment to our mission and practicing responsible stewardship,” said Tim. “I am grateful that I get to work with such a dedicated team at PHCGCMC.”

Herrmann has been an RN for 34 years with a clinical background in neuro/trauma intensive care. He served as Trauma Program Coordinator at Queen’s Medical Center in Honolulu before joining Sacred Heart Medical Center, University District, in 1988 to develop a Level II Trauma Center. He served on the Oregon State Trauma Advisory Board for nearly a decade, and was a founding member and first president of the Oregon Rural Health Quality Network. Herrmann has held various executive leadership roles over the years and was named CAO of Cottage Grove in 2014.

“Tim Herrmann’s exceptional accomplishments in the healthcare industry make him well deserving of this recognition,” said Rand O’Leary, chief executive, PeaceHealth Oregon Network. “His compassion for both patients and caregivers and his passion for accessible, quality healthcare make him an incredible leader, both within PeaceHealth and within the community.”

Under Herrmann’s leadership, Cottage Grove Community Medical Center has been nationally recognized for its quality care and patient satisfaction on numerous occasions. PHCGCMC was the only hospital in Oregon to be a finalist for the Premier, Inc. QUEST® Award for High-value Healthcare for 2017. In addition, the hospital received the Premier Supply Chain Excellence Award, honoring top performers based on community, teaching/academic, critical access and integrated delivery network. Becker’s Hospital Review selected PHCGCMC as one of the “62 Critical Access Hospitals to Know“ for the third year in a row.

About PeaceHealth: Based in Vancouver, Wash., PeaceHealth is a not-for-profit Catholic health system offering care to communities in Washington, Oregon and Alaska. In 1890, the Sisters of St. Joseph of Peace founded what has become PeaceHealth. PeaceHealth Cottage Grove Community Medical Center is a 14-bed Critical Access Hospital that provides 24-hour emergency care, imaging, laboratory and physical therapy. Visit us online at

About Becker’s Hospital Review: Becker's Hospital Review is a monthly publication offering up-to-date business and legal news and analysis relating to hospitals and health systems. Articles are geared toward high-level hospital leaders, and we work to provide valuable information, including hospital and health system news, best practices and legal guidance specifically for these decision-makers. Each issue of Becker's Hospital Review reaches more than 18,000 people, primarily acute care hospital CEOs, CFOs and CIOs.

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