Health & Wellness

Herrmann retiring after July

COTTAGE GROVE – Tim Herrmann, PeaceHealth’s Cottage Grove Community Medical Center chief administrative officer, said he will be retiring July 31 following 32 years of service. 

“Tim has been a highly esteemed member of the PeaceHealth family and is leaving behind a lasting legacy,” said Mary Kingston, chief executive, PeaceHealth Oregon. “He has truly left his mark as a compassionate servant leader who embodies the hearts and minds of our Founding Sisters and has emulated PeaceHealth’s Mission and Values in his work.”

Tim held a variety of clinical and administrative roles during his career:

1990s: Managed the Trauma Program, Ask-A-Nurse (24-hour nurse advice line) and the time-and-attendance department known as Target

1996-2003: Managed the Sacred Heart Medical Center Emergency Department and Trauma Program

2003-06: Served as administrator of Cottage Grove Community Hospital. The old 50-year-old community hospital closed, and CGCMC opened in October 2003 as the first Critical Access Hospital in the state of Oregon

2006-11: Served as administrator of Sacred Heart Medical Center, University District 

2011-14: Served as Oregon Network vice president of Patient Care Services

2014-present: Chief administrative officer of CGCMC

Herrmann was an instrumental figure in the medical center’s rebirth in Cottage Grove.

“You know, I was on a committee that helped hire Tim Herrmann,” said longtime community leader Don Williams, speaking at the Cottage Grove Chamber of Commerce’s annual award dinner in December 2019. “To this day, it is one of the most important things we did.”

Here are a few notable accomplishments: 

  • He was the clinical leader during the compassionate response to the 1998 Thurston High School shooting alongside providers and caregivers who saved many students’ lives
  • He was instrumental in the 2003 opening of CGCMC and ’08 opening of Sacred Heart Medical Center at RiverBend
  • He was named five times as one of Becker’s Hospital Review’s Top Critical Access CEOs to Know 
  • An original member of the state Trauma Advisory Board, on which he served for nine years
  • The first president of the Oregon Rural Health Quality Network

“My time with PeaceHealth has been so inspiring and fulfilling, and I am so grateful for the opportunity to serve Oregon, alongside amazing leaders within the community and dedicated caregivers, leaders and providers at PeaceHealth – all who live the PeaceHealth Mission each and every day,” said Herrmann, a Eugene resident.

The Chronicle entered into a partnership with PeaceHealth in March, publishing occasional healthcare articles authored by subject-matter experts at the hospital in Cottage Grove.



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