Providence Health & Services is pleased to announce that Michael Blauer hasaccepted the position of chief executive for Providence Seaside Hospital. He replaces KristaFarnham, who accepted the chief operations officer position at Providence Portland MedicalCenter in November.
"I am very excited to be a part of Providence and am honored to serve in a value-basedorganization that serves the poor through compassionate service, says Blauer. My wife and I arelooking forward to being involved in the community and helping to serve our neighbors."
Prior to coming to Providence Seaside Hospital, Blauer served as the chief executive ofMorrow County Health District in Heppner, Ore. During his time at Morrow County HealthDistrict, he provided oversight to a critical access hospital, two rural health clinics, home healthand hospice, emergency medical services, and an assisted living facility."Blauer's experience as a leader in a critical access hospital, coupled with his energy,dedication and compassion, are great additions to Seaside, explains Janice Berger, chiefexecutive of Providence's Western Oregon Region. He brings renewed enthusiasm and is excitedto be part of the team that provides excellent medical services to the North Coast community."
Blauer grew up in Idaho and attended Idaho State University in Pocatello, ID where hegraduated magna cum laude with two degrees, a bachelor's in business management and abachelor's of arts in Spanish. He later attended University of Michigan where he earned amaster's in health services administration.
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