Cascade Health is a local, nonprofit health care organization founded to meet the unmet health needs of our neighbors and make life better for those we have the privilege to serve.
We make life better at work. Our occupational health programs keep people in our community working, safe and well at more than 3,000 local businesses.
We make life better by guiding people through difficult emotions, conditions and situations. Our behavioral health department helps people develop strong relationships, overcome adversity, learn healthy communication skills and make personal changes that contribute to more fulfilling lives.
We make life better by helping people become healthier. Our home health, diabetes and nutrition education and physical therapy services give people the tools, education and support they need to take control of their conditions and make healthy choices.
And we make life better by providing comfort. Our palliative care, home hospice and Pete Moore Hospice House teams provide compassionate physical, emotional and spiritual care to help people manage the symptoms of chronic illnesses or comfortably find meaning and peace in the final phase of life.
Our people are caring, qualified professionals. Our programs are innovative, patient-centered and focused on outcomes. Together, we touch lives and create a stronger, healthier community.
To improve quality of life in our community by helping to support and provide quality, charitable, compassionate health care now, and for generations to come.
We are dedicated to ethical practices and deeply committed to community service.
We provide high-quality service based on more than 50 years of health care experience and innovation.
We promote an environment of mutual, positive regard for our patients, clients and employees.
We are committed to developing healthy relationships and positive communication.
Community is woven into the fabric of Cascade Health. In 1948, the Willamette River flooded, cutting off the City of Springfield, Ore. from the hospital in nearby Eugene. Neighbors banded together, formed a board of directors and raised funds to bring a hospital to Springfield. McKenzie-Willamette was established as a community benefit organization in 1955.
In the early 1980s, the hospital added services intended to fill gaps in local care options, including behavioral health, occupational health and home hospice. Many of these services were subsidized by the McKenzie-Willamette Community Health Foundation, which raised and managed funds to ensure community access to needed services.
In 2003, McKenzie-Willamette Hospital formed a new company, McKenzie-Willamette Medical Center, which is jointly owned and operated by Triad. When this occurred, the hospital’s foundation and some of its service lines split to form an independent, nonprofit health organization: Cascade Health.
Since then, Cascade Health has been proud to provide charitable community health services to Lane County. Through collaboration and cooperation, we continue to work closely with other organizations to collectively improve our community’s health and well-being.