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Legacy Health announces new president for Willamette Valley Region

October 13, 2019

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Legacy Health today announced Jonathan Avery, MHSA, as president for the Willamette Valley Region. His responsibilities will include leadership of Legacy Meridian Park and Legacy Silverton medical centers. Legacy’s new regional president role combines leadership of two hospitals to better focus on meeting the health needs of the community and providing patients with an integrated health care experience across its array of services in the region. 

“Jonathan is a strong leader who has successfully served in a number of leadership roles at Legacy,” said Trent Green, senior vice president and chief operating officer, Legacy Health. “I am pleased for him to bring his talents and experience to Legacy Meridian Park and Legacy Silverton and lead them in collaborating to serve the needs of the South Metro and mid-Willamette Valley communities.”

“Both Legacy Meridian Park and Legacy Silverton play an incredibly important role in their communities,” said Avery. “I am looking forward to engaging with community members, local hospital partners, physicians, and staff to collaborate on how these hospitals continue to provide outstanding patient care and remain a vital health resource for the region.”

Avery started his career with Legacy in 1996. Previous roles he has held in the organization include vice president of Legacy Medical Group and president of Legacy Salmon Creek Medical Center. Most recently, Avery served as the president of Legacy Good Samaritan Medical Center, a role he held since 2014. Throughout his tenure, Avery developed innovative, new programs, such as Oregon’s first co-located emergency department/urgent care unit and led both medical centers in achieving high marks in quality and service.

Avery’s new role takes effect on Oct. 28, 2019.

About Legacy Health

Legacy Health is a locally owned, nonprofit health system driven by our mission to improve the health of those around us. We offer a unique blend of health services – from wellness and urgent care to dedicated children’s care and advanced medical centers – to care for patients of all ages when and where they need us across the Portland/Vancouver metro area and mid-Willamette Valley. With an eye toward a healthier community, our partnerships tackle vital issues such as housing and mental health. Legacy strives to help everyone live healthier and better lives, with the vision of being essential to the health of the region. For more information, visit www.legacyhealth.org.

Jonathan Avery, MHSA

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