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Joe Yoder will take over the top post at the Newberg hospital beginning Aug. 3

As it continues to battle the COVID-19 pandemic and care for community members' needs, Providence Newberg Medical Center is welcoming a new chief executive into its midst.Yoder

Joe Yoder was tapped for the position and will start in Newberg on Aug. 3, taking on a role that has become increasingly significant in the wake of an international public health crisis that has reached Newberg in small numbers.

Yoder comes to the Chehalem Valley by way of Providence Milwaukie Hospital and Providence Willamette Falls Medical Center, where he was the chief operating officer. Yoder served in this capacity for both hospitals and brings with him many years of experience managing hospitals.

Before he worked for Providence in any capacity, Yoder served as vice president of physician services for RCCH Healthcare Partners in Brentwood, Tennessee, and spent more than nine years working for Legacy Health.

Yoder's educational achievements are significant to his professional experience. Yoder earned his master's degree in health administration from the University of Alabama and has 14 years of experience working in hospital management, according to a news release from PNMC.

"I'm very excited about this opportunity," Yoder said in the release. "The culture of Providence Newberg is a perfect fit for me and I look forward to doing my part to support it and continue the mission of Providence."

Yoder takes over the reins of the 500-staff medical center from Brad Henry, who was named interim CEO in April after Lori Bergen left the post to become chief executive at Willamette Valley Medical Center in McMinnville. Henry was the former chief executive of Providence's ambulatory services and joined Providence Health & Services in 2000 as a physical therapist. He will return to his duties as chief executive of ambulatory services after serving in both roles for several months.


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