Ed Gormley (center) is pictured with Peter Hofstetter, CEO of WVMC (left), and Mark Medley, EVP, President of Hospital Operations for Capella (right).

Ed Gormley (center) is pictured with Peter Hofstetter, CEO of WVMC (left), and Mark Medley, EVP, President of Hospital Operations for Capella (right).

Ed Gormley is the recipient of Capella Healthcare’s Board Leadership Award in recognition of his exceptional leadership skills and dedicated service. Gormley was recognized during the company’s first quarter National Leadership Conference with the 2015 award. Gormley is Chair of the Board for Willamette Valley Medical Center (WVMC) in McMinnville, OR.

In honor of his recognition, a $500 donation has been made in Gormley’s honor to St. Vincent De Paul Society’s Food Pantry.

“Having the commitment of outstanding Board leaders is vital to the success of a community hospital,” said Mark Medley, EVP, President of Hospital Operations for Capella Healthcare. “Ed has served on Willamette Valley Medical Center’s Board since 2001, including as Chairman for three years. He works hard to understand the hospital’s challenges as well as the health care industry, both the technical issues as well as the changing dynamics. His service has been invaluable to the success of Willamette Valley Medical Center, which is one of the nation’s most outstanding community hospitals.”

Nationally recognized for its quality of care, WVMC is one of only 117 hospitals in the nation to be named a Top Performer on Key Quality Measures for five consecutive years by The Joint Commission.

Gormley is President and Operations Manager of Gormley Plumbing + Mechanical. He is also the longest-serving mayor in McMinnville’s history (24 years). He has been vital to the growth and prosperity of the community and WVMC. “As a member of the Board of Trustees, I see first-hand how our doctors, nurses, staff and administration work together to provide the very best care for patients. It is remarkable to have a hospital of this caliber in our community,” Gormley said.

For the $500 donation made in his honor, Gormley chose St. Vincent De Paul Society’s Food Pantry.

For the $500 donation made in his honor, Gormley chose St. Vincent De Paul Society’s Food Pantry.

“We are grateful for Ed’s unwavering support and his strong leadership. His service is helping Willamette Valley Medical Center provide amazing care and is making our community an even better place in which to live,” said Peter Hofstetter, WVMC CEO.

About Willamette Valley Medical Center

Part of the Capella Healthcare family, Willamette Valley Medical Center (WVMC) is an 88-bed acute-care, full-service facility, fully accredited by The Joint Commission. The hospital employs more than 600 people at its current modern facility, which was built in 1996. Nationally recognized for its quality of care, WVMC is one of only 117 hospitals in the nation to be named a Top Performer on Key Quality Measures for five consecutive years by The Joint Commission. WVMC features a 24-hour Emergency Department with round-the-clock imaging and laboratory services, the Joint Replacement Institute, a Critical Care Unit and a Senior Behavioral Health Services unit. WVMC also provides a host of other services including a full spectrum of inpatient and outpatient Surgical Services, a Family Birthing Center, Endoscopy, Cardiac Catheterization Lab, Cardio Pulmonary Services, Breast Center, and Therapy Services. In addition, the hospital offers specialty services in the H. R. Hoover, MD, Cancer Center and the Wound Care Center. For more information, visit www.WillametteValleyMedical.com

About Capella Healthcare

Capella Healthcare partners with communities to build strong local healthcare systems that are known for quality patient care. Based in Franklin, Tennessee, Capella operates 10 acute care and specialty hospital facilities and more than 150 outpatient care centers, including physician clinics, in five states. With the philosophy that all healthcare is local, Capella collaborates with each hospital’s medical staff, board and community leadership to take care to the next level.  A private company, Capella has access to significant leadership and financial resources, investing 100% of its net cash flow in its family of hospitals to strengthen and expand services and facilities. For more information, visit the website at CapellaHealthcare.com.