Small & Rural Hospital Committee

The Small & Rural Hospital Committee (SRC) provides connection and a forum for representation, advocacy, education and outreach for Oregon's small and rural hospitals. The SRC reviews and evaluates issues affecting small and rural hospitals, participates in strategic planning and advises and makes recommendations to the Board of Trustees regarding its activities related to small and rural hospitals. The SRC also builds organizational support and grants formal approval, as needed

Staff Liaison

Katie Harris, director of rural health and program management

Committee Members

  • Chair: Charlie Tveit, CEO, Lake District Hospital
  • Lori Bergen, Chief Executive, Providence Newberg
  • Dave Bigelow, CEO, Samaritan Pacific Community Hospital 
  • Dennis Burke, CEO, Good Shepherd Medical Center
  • David Butler, President, Tillamook Regional Medical Center
  • Marty Cahill, CEO, Samaritan Lebanon Community Hospital
  • Sheila Clough, CEO, Asante Ashland Communtiy Hospital
  • Larry Davy, CEO, Wallowa Memorial Hospital
  • Dennis Knox, CEO, Mid-Columbia Memorial Center
  • Jim Mattes, President & CEO, Grande Ronde Hospital
  • Erik Thorsen, CEO, Columbia Memorial Hospital
  • JoDee Tittle, CEO, Southern Coos Hospital & Health Center