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Asante welcomes new leaders

From sleep lab to clinical lab and beyond, employees and new hires take on management roles.

As part of the pandemic recovery, Asante has been on a hiring and promotion spree over the past six months to fill open positions. Many of those roles are in leadership. See who’s risen through the ranks or has joined Asante in the past two quarters.

Brittany DiCarolis, manager, Asante Sleep Center
Brittany DiCarolis

DiCarolis is no stranger to Asante, having worked in the Sleep Lab for 10 years. She was recently promoted from her clinical sleep educator role to lead the Sleep Lab at Asante’s Sleep Center at Rogue Regional.

DiCarolis has worked in the world of sleep medicine for 16 years. She says knowing that sleep problems can carry over into most areas of a person’s well-being is why she loves to help people have the ability to feel better.

When not working, DiCarolis enjoys spending her free time with her three daughters and doing lots of art projects.

Jason Dimmick, manager, ICU and IMCU Patient Care Services, ATRMC

Jason DimmickDimmick has been with Asante going on a dozen years now. Before being promoted to manager this past quarter, he has been an ICU charge nurse and a supervisor of Patient Care Services. In 2021 he earned the prestigious Annual Values in Action Award.

Asked what he likes about his job, he says helping to solve problems that make it easier for staff to do their work. He even earned the nickname “MacGyver” for being able to fix equipment on the night shift when necessary.

During his off-hours, Dimmick enjoys playing board games, rafting (including a trip down the Lower Rogue with his wife) and camping.

Carmen Eckerson, manager, ITS Informatics
Carmen Eckerson

Eckerson was named manager of ITS Informatics in August. She’s new to our organization, coming to us from PeaceHealth, where she worked for nearly 20 years, most recently as an application system manager.

When not working, Eckerson leads an active and diverse life. She enjoys hiking and running, gardening, working on home renovations, and playing violin and piano.

Jessica Hoskins, manager, Laboratory Operations, microbiology

Jessica HoskinsIn July, Hoskins became the manager of Laboratory Operations in microbiology at ARRMC.

New to Asante, she worked for three years as a supervisor of microbiology at Sunrise Hospital and Medical Center in Las Vegas. She has also been an infection preventionist as well as a clinical laboratory scientist of microbiology.

When not working, Hoskins enjoys going to concerts, traveling to new places to explore as much of the world as possible, barbecues and bonfires on the beach, and getting lost in a good book.

Rosemary Medina, manager, MedSurg C/D station, ATRMC

Rosemary MedinaMedina joined Asante in July as the manager of ATRMC’s C/D station.

She previously served as an assistant manager of a 31-bed cardiac and stroke unit at Ascension Seton Medical Center in Austin, Texas. Before that she worked at Baylor Scott and White Health as a charge nurse on the medical/surgical unit.

When not working, Rosemary enjoys hiking and traveling.

Casey Murdock, manager, ITS Desktop Services

Casey MurdockMurdock has been with Asante for more than four years, having joined our organization from CORE Business Solutions where he served as their director of Technical Operations. He now services as manager of ITS Desktop Services after being promoted from supervisor.

Murdock grew up in Eagle Point and earned his master’s degree from Southern Oregon University.

When not working, he enjoys time with his family, and wearing the green and gold of the Portland Timbers while shouting from the sidelines.

Chuck Price, manager, ATRMC Facilities

Chuck PricePrice is another longtime Asante employee, having joined the organization in 2004. He is a licensed general journeyman electrician who has helped navigate several projects at both Asante Three Rivers and Asante Rogue Regional.

Just before being promoted to manager, Price was the Facilities supervisor at ATRMC.

Outside of work, he is heavily involved in the community. He has coached youth basketball and football; is a member of a committee that develops youth involvement in agriculture; and is a member of the Grants Pass Active Club that benefits youth in Josephine County.

He’s a father of two boys and spends much of his spare time as the mechanic, chauffeur and mental coach for his youngest son, who races dirt bikes.

Amber Sikes, manager, Revenue Cycle systems and analytics

Amber SikesSikes has been with Asante for more than 11 years, starting as a revenue cycle process improvement specialist, then as a patient access supervisor for four years before being promoted to manager.

She confesses to being a bit of a thrill-seeker, recently going bungee jumping and with skydiving next on her bucket list. Medford is her hometown, where she enjoys time with her family, including her two mini goldendoodles.

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