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Hospital Facilities Authority Board

Many states, including Oregon, provide by law for the creation of a public authority called hospital facility authorities to allow non-profit health care facilities to finance capital improvements through tax-exempt bonds. While nonprofit organizations such as Columbia Lutheran Charities dba Columbia Memorial Hospital (“CMH”) are tax-exempt organizations, they are not permitted to directly issue tax-exempt bonds.  Instead, a governmental body such as The Hospital Facilities Authority of the City of Astoria, Oregon (the “Authority”), issues revenue bonds on their behalf.  A memorandum providing further explanation of the Authority is linked below.


Kurtis Birdeno
Fred Pynes
Lindsay Davis
Bryce Hutchinson
Steve Fick



RES 22-13 CMH Refunding Bond Resolution