Hospital CEO Lesley Ogden, MD to Address “Access to Women’s Health Care in Lincoln County”

Hospital CEO Lesley Ogden, MD to Address “Access to Women’s Health Care in Lincoln County” at Central Oregon Coast NOW Meeting

On Tuesday, March 27, 2018, the Central Oregon Coast Chapter of the National Organization for Women (NOW) will host a discussion about “Access to Women’s Health Care in Lincoln County.”  Leading the conversation will be Lesley Ogden, MD and CEO of Samaritan North Lincoln and Samaritan Pacific Communities Hospitals. The talk will take place in the McEntee Meeting Room, Newport Public Library, 35 NW Nye Street, Newport at 6 pm. The public is welcome.

Women’s health needs differ from men’s not just in the area of reproductive health. One example is that women are much more prone to autoimmune disorders such as fibromyalgia and rheumatoid arthritis. With construction taking place at both hospitals in Lincoln County, that means additional resources and new medical practitioners will be available for local residents. Dr. Ogden will focus on what this means for Lincoln County’s women.

Dr. Ogden earned her bachelor’s degree in Marketing from Troy State University in 1989, and an MBA from The Citadel in 1994. She later went to medical school at Medical University of South Carolina, graduating in 2003. She completed the Emergency Medicine Residency Program at Oregon Health Sciences Center in 2006, and soon after started practicing emergency medicine at Samaritan North Lincoln Hospital. Dr. Ogden was appointed Chief Operating Officer (COO) at Samaritan North Lincoln Hospital in September 2013 and was named its Chief Executive Officer (CEO) in 2015. In 2017, Dr. Ogden was also named CEO of Samaritan Pacific Communities Hospital, after having served as interim-CEO since late 2016.

Following the discussion, the Central Oregon Coast NOW Chapter will conduct a brief business meeting. Anyone interested in the discussion or in NOW is encouraged to attend.  For more information:
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