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A message from our president and CEO, Joe Sluka

Author: Joe Sluka, 5/30/2019 5:15:00 PM

At St. Charles, something new is happening every day.

In Bend, we’ve opened our new tower and moved patients into our new Intensive Care Unit and Progressive Care Unit. These big and beautiful spaces with state-of-the-art technology will increase capacity to care for patients, shorten patient stays, improve patient safety and allow us to treat more people closer to home.

At St. Charles Prineville, construction has started on an expansion that will provide more room for same-day access to primary care appointments, space for visiting specialists and a larger rehabilitation facility.

St. Charles Redmond has a new ranking to be proud of: #1 in the state of Oregon for quality outcomes according to HealthInsight, an organization dedicated to improving health care across the West. We are also excited to launch our first robotic surgeries in Redmond next week, which will give patients access to less invasive procedures with a quicker recovery time.

And in Madras, we are working closely with community partners to ensure consistent, quality care for patients throughout all stages of life. We are working on donating computers and supplies to the Warm Springs Reservation and recently provided Stop the Bleed training to employees at Madras Farms.

Here are a few other things happening at St. Charles:

Taking care of our community involves a lot of moving parts, but the important thing to remember is that each and every one of them is part of our commitment to creating America’s healthiest community, together – right here in Central Oregon.

Thanks for partnering with us.

Joe Sluka
President and CEO

St. Charles Health System