Midwife joins Samaritan

Certified Nurse Midwife Emily Zeno Yeast has joined Samaritan Obstetrics & Gynecology — Corvallis.

Yeast earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of California, Santa Cruz, and a master’s degree in nurse midwifery from Yale University. She was motivated to become a nurse midwife through her work with pregnant and parenting women in a residential substance abuse and mental health treatment program.

Samaritan Obstetrics & Gynecology — Corvallis offers doctors and nurse-midwives who provide gynecological and obstetric care. Call 541-768-5300 or visit samhealth.org.

Regent Court has new owners 

Regent Court Senior Living in Corvallis is under new ownership and management.

Compass Senior Living, based in Eugene, now operates Regent Court, a 48-unit memory care community. The sale took place last November.

Compass Senior Living representatives met with residents and employees of Regent Court to welcome them to the Compass Senior Living family, and discuss the operations transition. Although office forms and operational processes may change, employees, families and residents were told that Compass desires to make the transitions as smooth as possible.

All employees were invited to continue to work at Regent Court, including administrator Becca Hosner.

Regent Court was purchased by affiliates of Summit Healthcare REIT, Inc., and affiliates of Compass Senior Living will operate the community under a long-term lease. Previously, Regent Court was operated by Blue Harbor Senior Living of Portland.

Longtime senior housing operators Dennis Garboden and Will Forsyth of Eugene founded Compass Senior Living in 2013. Compass operates 13 independent, assisted living and memory care communities in five states.

Dispatcher gets state training

Dispatcher Lindsay Burbey of the Albany Police Department graduated March 24 as part of the Oregon Department of Public Safety Standards and Training’s 103rd Basic Telecommunications Class.

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.

Broker joins real estate team

Heritage NW Real Estate, Inc., recently announced the addition of broker Sharon Burnett to its Sweet Home office.

Burnett has joined the Jacki Nicklous Team. She can be reached at 541-915-5211 or 541-367-6889, or by stopping by the office at 1913 Main St.

Heritage NW Real Estate, Inc., is a locally owned and operated brokerage celebrating 25 years of operation.

LBCC moves departments

The Linn-Benton Community College Small Business Development Center and the Community Education department have moved to a new location on the Albany campus.

The departments are now in Room WH-120 on the first floor of Willamette Hall, directly across from the Campus Store (formerly the bookstore).

The move brings LBCC Extended Learning programs into one location. This includes Customized Training and Professional Development, which already were located in Willamette Hall.

Further information is available from LBCC Extended Learning at 541-917-4840.

Magazine features Adair restaurant

Farm Food Restaurant in Adair Village is featured in the August edition of Oregon Wine Press Magazine.

The monthly publication is dedicated to Oregon wine, vineyards and food.

Furniture store adds specialists

Blackledge Furniture in downtown Corvallis has announced the addition of Kay Ponstein and Beth Morgan to its team as certified home furnishings specialists.

Ponstein most recently worked in management at Alta Beauty in Corvallis. Morgan previously worked at Kelly’s Fine Furniture in Salem.

Both provide interior advice on space planning, room arrangement, color coordination and furniture selection.


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