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Tuality Community Hospital Emergency Department Now Served by OHSU Emergency Providers

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By Lindsay Coon | July 02, 2018 | Health Care

Emergency room

As part of Tuality’s strategic efforts for growth and continued clinical integration with Oregon Health & Science University, on July 1, the Tuality Community Hospital Emergency Department welcomed ten new emergency physicians and one physician assistant from OHSU as permanent additions to the care team.  Tuality previously contracted with an outside service to provide emergency care at its Hillsboro hospital location.  11 of the providers contracted with that service transitioned to OHSU employment to continue serving Tuality patients and maintain continuity of care.

One of the OHSU physicians joining the team, Meg Dehning, M.D., will serve as director of emergency medicine. 

“The Emergency Department is the 'door to the hospital' which makes the ED uniquely positioned to create a lasting impression upon each patient that comes through the doors,” Dr. Dehning says.  “We are privileged to have a wide range of faculty joining us including ultrasound, wilderness medicine and toxicology trained physicians.  I know our group will continue the excellent care that has been provided while continually looking for ways to improve patient care.”

“The transition of our emergency medicine services to OHSU is an important step in ensuring a consistent quality of care across the OHSU health system,” said Joe Hardman, M.D., Tuality Healthcare Chief Medical Officer.  “We are thrilled to have our OHSU teammates joining us to bring additional expertise and provide the best possible care to our community.”

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About OHSU Tuality Healthcare

OHSU Tuality Healthcare is a leading health care provider in Washington County, serving a market area of 350,000 and growing. Tuality is a nonprofit, community-based organization with hospitals in Hillsboro and Forest Grove, and numerous physician and outpatient clinics.  Tuality has a medical staff of 300 doctors and other health care professionals, and is one of the region’s largest employers with a staff of over 1,200.