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Providence names new chief executive

New chief executive for service area

Seaside Signal

Published on December 5, 2018 11:31AM

Last changed on December 5, 2018 2:23PM

Don Lemmon

Providence Seaside Hospital

Don Lemmon


Don Lemmon has accepted the position of chief executive for Providence North Coast Service Area, which includes Providence Seaside Hospital. For nearly four years Lemmon has served as director of operations for Providence Hood River Memorial Hospital. He replaces Kendall Sawa, who accepted a leadership position at Providence Portland Medical Center in October.

Prior to coming to Providence, Lemmon was vice president at Penn Highlands Healthcare in DuBois, Pennsylvania, where he oversaw three major service lines. During his time at Penn Highlands, Don led the design and build out of a new facility that included a walk-in clinic, retail pharmacy and other outpatient services.

Lemmon grew up in DuBois and attended Independence University in Salt Lake City, Utah, where he earned a bachelor’s degree in health care administration. He also holds a master’s degree in health care management from Western Governors University in Salt Lake City. Outside of work, Lemmon enjoys horseback riding, cycling and spending time with his family. Lemmon and his wife, Kathy, look forward to relocating to the North Coast and becoming active in the community.



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