Columbia Memorial Hospital
The Columbia Memorial Hospital Cancer Center in Astoria Oregon offers chemotherapy, imaging, pharmacy and other services in one building for individuals who have been diagnosed with cancer.
Building the CMH Cancer Center
The cancer center was a joint effort between Columbia Memorial Hospital, OHSU Knight Cancer Institute, Dr. Sonny Park, and the City of Astoria. The center is housed in the Park Medical Center across the street from the hospital. The mayor of Astoria and the administrator of the hospital brought the town together around the common goal of providing oncology care in their community. The Astoria City Council approved a $300,000 urban renewal grant to build the cancer center, the hospital foundation supplied the furnishings, CMH Auxiliary Volunteers provided the 10 infusion chairs Clatsop Community College Art Department and local potters donated art for the center. OHSU worked with the community to bring an oncologist in to coordinate the entire process.
Radiation therapy will soon be available in Astoria. The new 18,000-square-foot comprehensive cancer treatment center and specialty clinic is under development. The CMH/OHSU Knight Cancer Collaborative will expand on CMH’s existing chemotherapy treatment services. Read more about radiation therapy on the North Coast.