A Special Christmas Gift for the Ocean Beach Hospital!
Pacific Financial Corporation (OTCQB: PFLC), the holding company for Bank of the Pacific, announced that it will donate the Naselle branch building at 309 Knappton Road, to the nearby Ocean Beach Hospital and Medical Clinics.
“As a community bank, we are delighted to be able to support our community by gifting this building to Ocean Beach Hospital, which provides essential medical and health services to the community,” said Denise Portmann, President and Chief Executive Officer. “As we lamented closing the Naselle branch, we wanted to continue supporting the community. Ocean Beach Hospital needs the additional space and they will also benefit from a more visible location.”
Ocean Beach Hospital is presently located in a 1,000 square foot mobile home, approximately 2 miles from the new building. The new location offers twice the much-needed space, which will be a tremendous asset to patients in the community. In addition, the hospital will benefit from the increased visibility adjacent to other Naselle businesses. The vision of the hospital is to continue to provide high-quality routine and critical health care services to the rural communities they service.
“We are honored to accept this gift from Bank of the Pacific,” said Larry Cohen, MS, Member-ACHE/Chief Executive Officer of Ocean Beach Hospital and Medical Clinics. “We are very appreciative of the Bank for this generous donation. We are excited about the opportunity to expand our clinics and continue servicing the Naselle community for their medical care in a more visible commercial hub. Ocean Beach Hospital and its medical clinics provide access to both routine and critical health care services for the people who live, work and play in our community. Our purpose is to improve the health and the well-being of the people who are in our care.”
“In addition to donating the building to Ocean Beach Hospital, we are also mindful of the importance of banking in the community. As such, we will be upgrading the existing ATM with deposit taking capabilities in its current location, allowing our customers to maintain their relationship with the bank while making deposits and withdrawals at their convenience,” added Portmann.
ABOUT OCEAN BEACH HOSPITAL
Ocean Beach Hospital was founded in 1934 and is community-owned and operated as a public hospital district. It is governed by an elected board of commissioners. They are a Level IV Trauma Hospital and a Level III Stroke Hospital, and are members of the Washington State Hospital Association, Washington Rural Health Collaborative, Washington Rural Health Association, CHOICE/Cascade Pacific Action Alliance, Association of Washington Public Hospital Districts and Pacific County EDC. See: www.oceanbeachhospital.com