As a lifelong Astoria resident, my family and I have spent a significant amount of time at Columbia Hospital, now known as Columbia Memorial Hospital — 98 years to be exact. Every department we have dealt with has exceeded our expectations, and has gone the extra mile to provide excellent care.
We have been fortunate to work with and meet outstanding human beings and professionals at CMH, including Dr. William Armington and his staff in the Radiology Department; Dr. Michael Lewis and his staff in the Pulmonology Department; Dr. Rachel Van Dusen and her nurse, Katie Bogh; the Cardiology Department; and especially Allison Hall and Leslie Claterbos, among others; and volunteers Peggy Person, Berit Madsen and Carol Ray, who give us their time weekly. The friendly gift store staff is welcoming, and does such a wonderful job keeping spirits high with their beautiful merchandise.
Our family truly appreciates all the professionals and staffs at Columbia Memorial Hospital who strive to make a difference in our community. We are so grateful to call Astoria our home.
Keep up the excellent work, Erik Thorsen.