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Newberg hospital names new CEO

Nov 20, 2012

By Molly Walker
Of the News-Register

Lori Van Zanten has been named chief executive officer for the Providence Newberg Medical Center and its service area, which fall under the auspices of Providence Health & Services.

For the past year, she has served as the hospital’s chief operating officer and director of nursing.

She replaces Alan Olive, who left to take a position with Carson Tahoe Regional Healthcare in Carson City, Nev. Olive served as CEO in Newberg for almost three years.

“The Providence mission is the heart of what we do, and I feel privileged to serve in such a values-driven organization,” she said. “I’m honored to lead Providence Newberg and excited to be part of a community that is so supportive of its hospital.”

Van Zanten earned her bachelor’s degree in nursing at California State University in Long Beach. She also holds a master’s degree in community health administration.

She previously served as assistant administrator and vice president of operations at Providence St. Peter Hospital in Olympia. For more information, call 503-537-1555. 



The Golden Valley Brewery and Restaurant will celebrate the release of its Atlas Elevator Bock, and the debut of fresh oysters from  Alaska’s Kachemak Bay, from 3 to 6 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Nov. 23 and 24 — provided the supplies hold out. 

Owner Peter Kirchner said that the bock will sell for $2 a pint until the keg runs dry each day.  He said the oysters, rarely available in the lower 48, will be served on the half shell at $2.95 apiece until each day’s supply is exhausted.

The oysters are raised in the wild. They are highly prized by chefs.

Golden Valley has outlets at 980 N.E. Fourth St. in McMinnville and 1520 N.W. Bethany Blvd. in Beaverton. For more information, call 503-472-2739 or 503-972-1599, respectively. 



McMinnville native Leslie Banke has joined the staff at Ticor Title, located at 105 N.E. Fourth St.

Banke has extensive customer services experience, having worked with Poseyland Florist, the McMinnville Grand Ballroom, the McMinnville Area Chamber of Commerce and Wells Fargo Bank. She also owns a local marketing and event planning company, Flourish Communication & Events, and plays a leading role in the nonprofit See Ya Later Foundation. 

Tracy Beck manages the office. For more information, call 503-472-6200. 



Mo’Jo Coffee, a drive-through owned and operated by Stephanie Johnson, is now open at 3777 Portland Road in Newberg.

Johnson said one of her goals was introducing white coffee to the area.

“White coffee is a very mild tasting, almost nutty flavor of coffee, without any bitter aftertaste,” she said. “It has three times the caffeine of black beans.” 

Johnson previously worked as a barista at the location, when it was operating as Coyote Joe’s. She is carrying a complete line of hot and cold beverages, along with baked goods, breakfast burritos and oatmeal.

Regular hours are 4 a.m. to 7 p.m. weekdays, 5 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturdays and 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sundays. On Thanksgiving Day, she plans to operate from 4 a.m. to 2 p.m., then reopen at 11 p.m. and remain open through the night to accommodate Black Friday shoppers.

For more information, contact Johnson at or 971-241-3793. 

Molly Walker, the News-Register’s business editor, can be reached at or 503-687-1272.

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