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Workforce Development and Retention Subcommittee Strategy Paper

Workforce Development and Retention Subcommittee Strategy Paper

MedQuest has been recognized in the Health Care Workforce Committee's Workforce Development and Retention Subcommittee Strategy Paper.

Rural Health Care: Supporting Lives and Improving Communities

Rural Health Care: Supporting Lives and Improving Communities

During a recent United States Senate Finance Committee hearing, "Rural Health Care: Supporting Lives and Improving Communities," Grande Ronde Hospital President & CEO Jeremy Davis highlighted NEOAHEC.

A Supportive Career: Marti Erice, CNA-2

A Supportive Career: Marti Erice, CNA-2

Marti’s occupational passion for helping people and her extracurricular passion for traveling the world are complemented by the flexibility of her position as a CNA. She discovered this career path at MedQuest, and the life-long friendships she made during the program has encouraged her to continue giving back to NEOAHEC years after entering the workforce.

Frontier MedQuest by Harney District Hospital

Frontier MedQuest by Harney District Hospital

Check out this article posted by the Harney District Hospital about Frontier MedQuest!

2023 Annual Report

2023 Annual Report

A year of progress and a thank you to our funders and partners!

STEM Stays Here - Northeast Oregon Health Education Center in Northeast Oregon

STEM Stays Here - Northeast Oregon Health Education Center in Northeast Oregon

NEOAHEC partners with EOU's GO STEM program to promote the "STEM Stays Here" philosophy. NEOAHEC's purpose is to grow the future of healthcare professionals in eastern Oregon. Here's a deeper look into student stories and NEOAHEC's mission.

A Success for the State: An Interview with Darren Ramcharan, PMHNP-BC

A Success for the State: An Interview with Darren Ramcharan, PMHNP-BC

Even though Darren’s pathway to becoming a health care professional didn’t lead him back to eastern Oregon, his success is a great example of his passion for caring for underserved communities and his connection to the ‘grow our own mission’ of NEOAHEC.

Investigators of Science 2023 Success

Investigators of Science 2023 Success

Investigators of Science, a STEM exploration day-camp for middle school students held in collaboration between Eastern Oregon University (EOU) and NEOAHEC, held its 21st annual event at the EOU campus on November 4, 2023.

Campus for Rural Health Community Project

Campus for Rural Health Community Project

The project began with research on overdose and death rates in rural America and has moved toward providing hands-on training with simulated Narcan and manikins, which gave LGSD employees hands-on practice administering Narcan. Current partners in this project include the LGSD and OHSU School of Nursing, and we are looking to expand this project to other partners in our region.

PMHNP Distance Program & Scholarships

PMHNP Distance Program & Scholarships

Scholarships for PMHNP students in eastern Oregon will be available after the new year through an endowment established with the OHSU Foundation by NEOAHEC and the Eastern Oregon Coordinated Care Organization (EOCCO).