•James Carlson and Julie Wheir recently joined the obstetrics and gynecology physicians at East Cascades Women's Group. Carlson received his bachelor's degree from the University of Wyoming, attended medical school at Western University of Health Sciences and completed his residency and internship at Botsford General Hospital in Michigan. He has practiced obstetrics and gynecology in Oregon since 2002. Wheir received her bachelor's degree, medical degree and completed her residency at the University of New Mexico. She is a diplomat of the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology and is a fellow of the American College of Obstetrics & Gynecology.

•Eric Ballinger recently joined the board of directors for Oregon Adaptive Sports. Ballinger has a master's degree in physical therapy from Pacific University and has been working at St. Charles Bend since 1996. He currently works in the outpatient rehabilitation department and is a certified assistive technology practitioner through Rehabilitation Engineering Society of North America.