Avery takes helm at Legacy Silverton

November 2019 Posted in News, People, Your Health

Jonathan Avery, MHSA Submitted Photo

Jonathan Avery, MHSA, is now Legacy Health’s president for the Willamette Valley Region. His responsibilities include leadership of medical centers at Legacy Silverton and Legacy Meridian Park in Tualatin.

Legacy’s announcement said the new regional president role combines leadership of the two hospitals to better focus on meeting the health needs of the community and providing an integrated health care experience across its services in the region. 

“Jonathan is a strong leader who has successfully served in a number of leadership roles at Legacy,” said Trent Green, senior vice president and chief operating officer, Legacy Health.

“I am pleased for him to bring his talents and experience to Legacy Meridian Park and Legacy Silverton and lead them in collaborating to serve the needs of the South Metro and mid-Willamette Valley communities.”

“Both Legacy Meridian Park and Legacy Silverton play an incredibly important role in their communities,” said Avery. “I am looking forward to engaging with community members, local hospital partners, physicians, and staff to collaborate on how these hospitals continue to provide outstanding patient care and remain a vital health resource for the region.”

Avery has been with Legacy since 1996. His previous roles include vice president of Legacy Medical Group and president of Legacy Salmon Creek Medical Center.

Most recently, Avery served as the president of Legacy Good Samaritan Medical Center.

The announcement noted Avery has developed innovative programs such as Oregon’s first co-located emergency department/urgent care unit and led both medical centers in achieving high marks in quality and service.

Avery’s new role took effect on
Oct. 28.  Sarah Brewer, his predecessor at Legacy Silverton, is now
Legacy Health’s vice president for Medicaid services.

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