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Asante welcomes its newest managers

Asante Foundation gets an events specialist, the cancer center gets a new pharmacist and other staff rise from within the Asante ranks.
Silas CookSilas Cook, manager, Foundation events

Cook is the newest addition to Asante Foundation, joining our organization in January as manager of Foundation events, including the upcoming Oregon Wine Experience. His previous job was with Norwegian Cruise Line as a senior cruise director, which takes some great skills to manage large-scale events with hundreds of people.

Cook hails from the Rogue Valley, where he graduated from Phoenix High School and Southern Oregon University. He says he wanted to work for Asante Foundation to help support our initiatives. When not working, Cook enjoys trail running and volleyball, as well as great food and wine with family and friends.

Sarah DolmageSarah Dolmage, manager, Business Office, Infusion Therapy at ARRMC

Dolmage has been with Asante for 24 years, starting out as a patient service representative. She’s continued to advance her career through Patient Registration as a benefit specialist, super-user, auditor and trainer. She transferred to Infusion Services as the charge capture specialist and supervisor, and now the manager. Dolmage says she has stayed with Asante because it’s a great place to work and her ability to grow within the organization.

Beyond work, she enjoys going to her boys’ baseball games, camping and boating. She also enjoys performances at Oregon Cabaret Theater, Britt Music and Arts Festival and the Craterian Theater.

Greg EdmistonGreg Edmiston, manager, Pharmacy, cancer centers

Edmiston has joined Asante as the pharmacy manager for Asante’s cancer centers. Edmiston has significant oncology experience, most recently as the pharmacy clinical oncology operations coordinator at Yuma Regional Cancer Center. Before that, he worked as a clinical oncology pharmacist at Seattle Cancer Care Alliance, Mayo Clinic and Billings Clinic.

Edmiston says getting out on his bike for road cycling or mountain biking is his favorite thing to do outside of work.

Berit EverhartBerit Everhart, manager and general counsel, Legal, Asante

Everhart joined Asante a little over a year ago. She was hired as corporate counsel and recently promoted to deputy general counsel. She works with Kristen Roy in our Legal department, whom Everhart says is an amazing leader to learn from. More generally, Everhart says she feels a deep commitment to Asante’s Mission and corporate Values.

Hikes in the woods with her dog, Molasses, or backpacking and rafting are just a few of the activities she enjoys during her off-time.

Jaimi Fithian

Jaimi Fithian, manager, Patient Care Services, Pediatrics, ATRMC

Fithian started at Asante in 2015, took a two-year break, and returned in 2019. Fithian has been both a day- and night-shift nurse on E-station at Asante Three Rivers, as well as the charge nurse in the hospital’s IMCU.

Now, as manager in Pediatrics, Fithian says she has appreciated the support from fellow leaders as well as the opportunities for professional growth. Her other experience includes working as a dialysis nurse and a resource nurse, as well as a facility administrator at Redwood Dialysis in Grants Pass.

Getting outdoors on family adventures to the coast and camping, or weekend escapes to Sunriver and Bend top the list of things she likes to do when not at work.

Evie LongEvie Long, practice operations manager, APP-Pulmonology

Long joined Pulmonary Consultants & Sleep Specialists in 2004 and continued on when the clinic became part of Asante in 2013. She’s had a great history of professional growth, starting in medical records, then serving as scheduling supervisor, in-house IT support, clinic supervisor and now clinic manager.

Her favorite pastime is golf and she loves any excuse to hit the links at Bandon Dunes and play a round on Old Mac.

John ReaderJohn Reader, practice manager, APP–Orthopedics, Grants Pass

Rounding out this quarter’s new managers is John Reader, who began his career at Asante as a contract supervisor for the Center for Wound Healing and Hyperbaric Medicine at Asante Ashland. In the four years as a contractor, Reader saw first-hand how Asante cares for our community and our employees.

He has worked throughout Oregon and Northern California doing new clinic implementation and process improvement for underperforming clinics.

Outside of work, Reader enjoys over-land motorcycle camping trips. Just two years ago he logged more than 3,000 miles through seven national parks and four national monuments. Only 500 miles of that 3,000-mile-trip was on an interstate.

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