Realignment and changes at PPCW
June 3, 2014
Statement from Stacy M. Cross, President & CEO, Planned Parenthood Columbia Willamette:
“For more than 50 years, Planned Parenthood Columbia Willamette has provided high quality sexual and reproductive health care and information to women, men, and young people in Oregon and SW Washington. That isn’t changing.
“Today, Planned Parenthood Columbia Willamette is making some difficult but necessary organizational and staff changes to realign our health centers and staff to meet our patients’ needs in a changing health care landscape, which is necessary for us to position PPCW for long-term sustainability in communities that we serve.
“As part of that realignment, PPCW will be closing our health centers in Gresham, Clackamas and Salmon Creek and will reduce the number of staff at our other health centers, call center, and within PPCW administration. Also as part of this realignment, we are exploring the addition of new services to better meet our patients’ needs, which potentially includes opening a new health center next year in a location that is currently underserved.
“The decision to close health centers and make staff changes was difficult but necessary in order to maintain a fiscally solvent operation that continues to keep our doors open to patients in our region for the long-term. These are hard decisions, and we want to be supportive and respectful of our employees. We’re focused on treating our employees as fairly and humanely as possible during this difficult time.
“We are confident that with this realignment of resources, we can evolve our health care practices to create a sustainable model for patients today and the future, ensuring we are in a position to continue providing expert, quality health care for women, men and families in Oregon and SW Washington.”
Patients – What does this mean for you?
We are committed to having you remain a Planned Parenthood patient, and hope to make this transition as easy as possible for you. We can continue providing you with expert sexual and reproductive health care any of our other health centers.
Planned Parenthood has six locations throughout Oregon and SW Washington to serve you, including:
3231 SE 50th Ave.
Portland, OR 97206
3727 NE Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.
Portland, OR 97212
11516 SE Mill Plain Blvd., Suite 2E/F
Vancouver, WA 98684
12220 SW 1st. St., Suite 200
Beaverton, OR 97005
3825 Wolverine St. NE
Salem, OR 97305
2330 NE Division St., Suite 7
Bend, OR 97701
To talk with a health care professional or to make an appointment at a Planned Parenthood health center, please call 1-888-576-PLAN (7526) or visit www.ppcw.org.