Dr. R. Scott Rushing named Medical Director of PeaceHealth Southwest GYN/Oncology Services

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Oct 27, 2015


VANCOUVER, Wash. – Oct. 27, 2015. PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center is pleased to share a new leadership role for Gynecologic Oncology Services.

Scott Rushing, MD, GYN oncologist and surgeon at Compass Oncology, has accepted the role of Medical Director for PHSW GYN/Oncology. In this new role, Dr. Rushing will oversee formalization of an improved structure that will help expand women’s services to meet the needs of our community.

Under Dr. Rushing’s leadership, PHSW plans development of a more integrated approach to care for complex GYN procedures and GYN-oncology surgeries.

“I am excited to be directly involved with developing an improved standard of care for women in our community who are facing challenging diagnoses,” said Dr. Rushing. “This will involve an analysis of the progression of care, such as the connectivity between surgery to pathology to laboratories, and a review of best practices and surgical techniques.”

Dr. Rushing was key to the introduction of robotic surgery in Clark County. We look forward to working with him in this new role to continue growing the surgical applications for robotics at the Medical Center, as well as expansion of specialty women’s services in our community.

PeaceHealth Southwest Medical CenterThe region’s health care leader and steward for 157 years, PeaceHealth Southwest is a community-owned, not-for-profit, 450-bed, medical institution located in Vancouver, Washington. Repeatedly recognized nationally as a 100 Top Hospital, PeaceHealth Southwest provides a full range of outpatient and inpatient diagnostic, medical, and surgical services to Clark County residents. PeaceHealth Southwest is also one of Clark County’s largest employers with 3,400 employees and 600 active medical staff members that help support dozens of medical specialty services and programs, including cancer, heart, emergency, trauma, neuro-musculoskeletal, family birth, and primary care. 

Compass Oncology
Compass Oncology is the largest multi-specialty medical practice in the Pacific Northwest dedicated solely to providing state-of-the-art, comprehensive care for patients with cancer or diseases of the blood. The 40 Compass physicians are at the forefront of discovery in services including medical oncology, hematology, radiation oncology, gynecologic oncology, pathology, and breast surgery. Our clinicians have subspecialty expertise in every type of cancer, including rare malignancies.

For information contact:
Randy Querin, Sr. Communications Specialist, rquerin@peacehealth.org
Jeremy Rush, Sr. Communications Specialist, jrush2@peacehealth.org