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Longtime Eugene resident announces retirement from PeaceHealth

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

COTTAGE GROVE, Ore. – Tim Herrmann, PeaceHealth Cottage Grove Community Medical Center (CGCMC) chief administrative officer, will be retiring next month after 32 years of service. His last day will be July 31, 2020.

“Tim has been a highly esteemed member of the PeaceHealth family and is leaving behind a lasting legacy,” said Mary Kingston, chief executive, PeaceHealth Oregon. “He has truly left his mark as a compassionate servant leader who embodies the hearts and minds of our Founding Sisters and has emulated PeaceHealth’s Mission and Values in his work.”

Tim held a wide range of clinical and administrative roles during his time with PeaceHealth:

  • 1990s: Managed the Trauma Program, Ask-A-Nurse (24-hour nurse advice line) and the time-and-attendance department known as Target
  • 1996-2003: Managed the Sacred Heart Medical Center Emergency Department and Trauma Program
  • 2003-2006: Served as administrator of Cottage Grove Community Hospital. The old 50-year-old community hospital closed, and CGCMC opened in October 2003 as the first Critical Access Hospital in the state of Oregon
  • 2006-2011: Served as administrator of Sacred Heart Medical Center, University District
  • 2011-2014: Served as Oregon Network vice president of Patient Care Services
  • 2014-present: Served as chief administrative officer of CGCMC

Among a few of the countless accomplishments during his tenure with PeaceHealth Oregon, Tim was:

  • The clinical leader during the compassionate response to the 1998 Thurston High School shooting alongside providers and caregivers who saved many students’ lives
  • Instrumental in the 2003 opening of CGCMC and 2008 opening of Sacred Heart Medical Center at RiverBend
  • Named five times as one of Becker’s Hospital Review’s Top Critical Access CEOs to Know 
  • The original member of the state Trauma Advisory Board, on which he served for nine years
  • The first president of the Oregon Rural Health Quality Network

“My time with PeaceHealth has been so inspiring and fulfilling, and I am so grateful for the opportunity to serve Oregon, alongside amazing leaders within the community and dedicated caregivers, leaders and providers at PeaceHealth – all who live the PeaceHealth Mission each and every day,” said Herrmann.

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 approximately 16,000 caregivers, a group practice with more than 900 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