Why We Care

A tradition of community-based health care

For more than 30 years, Cascade Health has provided charitable community health services to Lane County. Through collaboration and cooperation, we work closely with other health organizations to collectively improve our community’s health and well-being.

Our beginnings

Many of our services were initiated as part of Springfield’s McKenzie-Willamette Hospital in the early 1980s. In 2003, McKenzie-Willamette Hospital formed a new company, McKenzie-Willamette Medical Center, which is jointly owned and operated by Triad. When this occurred, we became an independent, nonprofit health organization.

In 2008, Cascade Health Solutions sold its shares in McKenzie-Willamette Medical Center to Community Health Systems to turn its full attention to meeting the diverse health care needs of our community.

As a nonprofit organization, our mission is 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.