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City of Florence, PeaceHealth Oregon invite public to third healthcare town hall

Community members are encouraged to submit questions before the event on the Facebook event page

August 17, 2017

FLORENCE, Ore. – The City of Florence and PeaceHealth invite the Florence community to attend a third in a series of healthcare Town Halls. The public is encouraged to participate in this free event by attending one of two sessions: from 7 to 8 a.m. or noon to 1:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 13, at the Florence Events Center. Mayor Joe Henry will facilitate.

During this month’s town hall, PeaceHealth leaders will:

  • Provide a provider recruitment update
  • Discuss recent initiatives focused on community benefit
  • Host a Question and Answer segment

Community members are encouraged to submit questions before the event on the Facebook event page at or by emailing Participants also are welcome to submit questions during the event.

“Since January 2016, we have succeeded in matching more than 6,000 community members with newly recruited primary care providers,” said Rick Yecny, chief administrative officer, Peace Harbor Medical Center. “Our hope is to continue demonstrating our commitment to serving our valued community members and meeting their healthcare needs.”

For the latest information about the event and PeaceHealth’s provider recruiting efforts, visit

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 Peace Harbor Medical Center has been recognized for exemplary performance in using evidence-based clinical processes shown to improve care for certain conditions, including heart attack, heart failure, pneumonia and surgical care. Since opening its doors in 1989, Peace Harbor has provided a level of patient care in advanced imaging and technology that surpasses most other rural facilities. Visit us online at

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