New community advocate hired
St. Charles Health System has hired Marcus Thompson as the Jefferson County community and philanthropy advocate for St. Charles Madras.
Previously a community health educator for St. Charles Madras, Thompson's new responsibilities include cultivating relationships to more closely link the community with the Madras hospital.
A resident of Madras, Thompson is a graduate of Oregon State University with a degree in human development.
"I love working for St. Charles Madras and am excited for this new role," he said. "I've worked pretty closely with the human services organizations and groups in the county, and now I will get to expand that network to include individuals and businesses."
David Golda, vice president of hospital administration for St. Charles Madras, is excited to add Thompson to his team.
"We want everyone in Jefferson County to be healthy physically, mentally and spiritually. Marcus will be a key caregiver working with me to support community wellness, raise money for St. Charles Madras and participate in important community conversations and events."
About St. Charles Health System
St. Charles Health System Inc., headquartered in Bend, owns and operates St. Charles Bend, Madras, Prineville and Redmond. It also owns family care clinics in Bend, Madras, Prineville, Redmond and Sisters.
St. Charles is a private, not-for-profit Oregon corporation and is the largest employer in Central Oregon with more than 4,200 caregivers. In addition, there are more than 350 active medical staff members and nearly 200 visiting medical staff members who partner with the health system to provide a wide range of care and service to local communities.
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