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March of Dimes honors local nurse

A Columba Memorial nurse wins for the fourth year in a row

The Daily Astorian

Published on June 14, 2018 1:33PM

Last changed on June 14, 2018 5:09PM

Margaret Santee, a 30-year employee of Columbia Memorial Hospital, was named a March of Dimes Nurse of the Year.

Columbia Memorial Hospital

Margaret Santee, a 30-year employee of Columbia Memorial Hospital, was named a March of Dimes Nurse of the Year.


For the fourth year in a row, a Columbia Memorial Hospital nurse has been named a March of Dimes Nurse of the Year.

Margaret Santee, a 30-year employee of the hospital, was named the 2018 Case Management, Occupational Health and Utilization Review Nurse of the Year for Oregon and Southwest Washington by March of Dimes, a nonprofit focused on the health of mothers and infants.

The award goes to a nurse who reviews individual and workplace medical cases, ensuring they are getting the most appropriate care and level of support.

“Margaret’s continual commitment to the care of patients and families has brought her great success in the Care Management Department,” Erik Thorsen, CEO of the hospital, said in a release. “We can always count on her for amazing clinical expertise, caring and commitment to patients. She genuinely cares for all.”

Santee joined the hospital in 1988. Outside of work, she volunteers with the Clatsop County 4-H program and was named Leader of the Year in 2012. She is the hospital’s fourth Nurse of the Year winner, including Jenny Jacques in 2017, Kendra Gohl in 2016 and Laura Brown in 2015.



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