Amanda Judd, In-House Provider Recruiter
Columbia Memorial Hospital (CMH) is in Astoria, the seat of Clatsop County, Oregon. It is a 25-bed Critical Access Hospital with primary care clinics, a host of specialty services, a cancer center and so much more. CMH is the fastest-growing rural hospital in the state, with nearly 700 employees and a professional medical staff of more than 70 physicians. Although the size of the organization and its beautiful coastal community location may seem like a breeze where recruiting is concerned, Amanda Judd will tell you that is not the case.
Serving as CMH’s physician recruiter, Amanda says that her top priority is to ensure that candidates are a good fit for the organization’s culture. As a Planetree Gold-Certified health care organization, it’s essential that candidates for the family medicine physician position are committed to prioritizing patient comfort, and share their values focused on dignity and empowerment, while providing high-quality clinical care. Because Stacee understood all that CMH looks for in a family medicine physician for one of its Primary Care Clinics from her work with Amanda, she knew Dr. Erikson would be a perfect match for CMH.