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Samaritan program adds oncologist

The Samaritan Cancer Program recently welcomed Keith Goldstein, a medical oncologist.

Goldstein earned a bachelor’s degree from Cornell University, and completed a medical degree from St. George University School of Medicine. His residency and fellowship training were completed at State University of New York Health Science Center at Syracuse. He is board certified in medical oncology and hematology.

As part of the Samaritan Cancer Program, Goldstein sees patients by referral in Corvallis and Newport. He can be reached at 541-768-4950.

Albany hotel has new ownership

Quality Inn & Suites by Choice Hotels (formerly La Quinta Inn & Suites) of Albany is under new ownership and management.

Jennifer Peterson is the new general manager. Peterson has a history of hospitality, sales and customer service. She worked at Best Western Plus Prairie Inn of Albany prior to joining the Quality Inn team.

Quality Inn & Suites features 62 newly remodeled guestrooms. All rooms have interior entrances, hotel elevator and security inside and out. The price includes continental breakfast, wireless Internet, parking and local calls. The hotel is pet-friendly and non-smoking. Site tours are available.

The hotel is at 215 Airport Road SE, and can be reached at 541-928-0921 or

OSU professor selected as fellow

James N. Moum, professor of physical oceanography at Oregon State University, recently was selected as a fellow of the Oceanography Society.

The citation on Moum’s certificate recognizes him for outstanding contributions to widely used observational techniques and understanding of ocean mixing over a broad range of processes and scales. Moum was formally recognized during a Feb. 13 ceremony at the Ocean Sciences Meeting in Portland.

In the nominating letter, Moum’s colleagues wrote “Jim has energetically pursued and brought his unique perspective and abilities to the study of ocean fluid dynamics over more than 30 years, elucidating the ways by which turbulence affects processes that operate over a wide range of spatial and temporal scales. His insight and relentless quest to describe ocean phenomena in their most fundamental form has revealed the elegant simplicity of complex physical problems.”

Telecommunicators are academy grads

The Oregon Department of Public Safety Standards and Training recently announced the graduation of its 108th Basic Telecommunications Class.

Local members of the class include telecommunicators Jessica Olson and Arielle Romo, both of the Oregon State University Department of Public Safety.

The two-week course includes emergency call-handling techniques, stress management, civil liability, ethics, criminal law, overview of fire-rescue and law enforcement operations, and other topics. Upon completion of the course, students return to their employing agency to continue their training for a number of months with a field training officer.

The 911 training program began in 1993 when the Oregon Legislative Assembly enacted legislation which requires that individuals who receive emergency calls for assistance from the public meet professional standards for training and certification. Approximately 950 men and women across the state work in this profession in city, county, tribal, regional and state public safety communications centers.

The graduation ceremony took place March 9 at the Oregon Public Safety Academy in Salem.



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