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PeaceHealth Oregon announces new medical leader

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Eugene, Ore. –PeaceHealth recently announced a new addition to the Oregon network’s medical leadership. 

As PeaceHealth continues its journey to Clinical Excellence, we remain committed to enhancing physician and provider engagement and improving the delivery of care to the patients, families and communities we are called to serve.  To that end, we are pleased to welcome the newest member of our medical leadership team in Oregon.
James McGovern, MD, has accepted the role of vice president of medical affairs for the Oregon network. Working with medical staff leaders, Dr. McGovern will continue to develop the operations of the new medical staff bylaws-based structures, including the Committee for Professional Enhancement. He will also focus his efforts on quality and operations.

“I am excited to be joining a team committed to continuous improvement with the patient and community at the center,” McGovern said. “I am eager to begin contributing what I’ve learned over the last decade and look forward to continuing my personal growth and development at PeaceHealth.”

An experienced physician leader, Dr. McGovern comes to PeaceHealth from Wisconsin-based ThedaCare, where he currently serves as system vice president of medical affairs. His first day will be April 29.

About PeaceHealth: PeaceHealth, based in Vancouver, Wash., is a not-for-profit Catholic health system offering care to communities in Washington, Oregon and Alaska. PeaceHealth has more than 15,000 caregivers, a group practice with more than 1,200 providers and 10 medical centers serving both urban and rural communities throughout the Northwest. In 1890, the Sisters of St. Joseph of Peace founded what has become PeaceHealth. The Sisters shared expertise and transferred wisdom from one medical center to another, always finding the best way to serve the unmet need for healthcare in their communities. Today, PeaceHealth is the legacy of the founding Sisters and continues with a spirit of respect, stewardship, collaboration and social justice in fulfilling its Mission. Visit us online at