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Ocean Beach Hospital and Medical Clinics Receives Generous $350,000 Grant to Support Vital Renovations


ILWACO, Wash. – October 13, 2023 – Ocean Beach Hospital and Medical Clinics (OBHMC) is thrilled to announce the receipt of a significant $350,000 grant from the prestigious Murdock Trust. This grant will play a crucial role in facilitating the much-needed renovation of OBHMC’s pharmacy and nursing station, reinforcing OBHMC’s commitment to delivering high-quality healthcare services to the residents of South Pacific County.

“This generous grant from the Murdock Trust arrives at a pivotal moment for our community’s primary healthcare facility as we strive to enhance and modernize the hospital, expand our clinics, and acquire new equipment from voter-approved funds and external sources,” stated Scot Attridge, Chief Executive Officer of OBHMC. “These renovations are essential to meet the evolving needs of our patients and ensure that we can continue to provide exceptional medical care to those who depend on us.”

The Murdock grant will be utilized for the following purposes:

  • Pharmacy Upgrades: The modernization and expansion of our pharmacy facilities to streamline medication dispensing, enhance patient safety, and improve overall efficiency.
  • Nursing Station Enhancements: The renovation of the nursing station to equip OBHMC’s dedicated healthcare professionals with the tools and space required to maintain exceptional patient care.

Ocean Beach Hospital and Medical Clinics remains fully committed to transparency and accountability in the prudent use of these funds. Attridge and project leaders will continue to work diligently to ensure that every dollar from this grant is utilized efficiently and effectively, maximizing its impact on the healthcare services OBHMC provides to our community.

“We are profoundly thankful for the Trust’s recognition of our mission and their investment in the well-being of our community,” said Attridge.

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About Ocean Beach Hospital and Medical Clinics

For over 89 years, Ocean Beach Hospital and Medical Clinics have been dedicated to serving the diverse medical needs of South Pacific County. As a public hospital, OBHMC operates the hospital, medical clinic, and wellness and rehabilitation center in Ilwaco, along with medical clinics in Naselle and Ocean Park. Discover more at

About the Murdock Trust

The M.J. Murdock Charitable Trust, established through the will of the late Melvin J. (Jack) Murdock, provides grants to nonprofit organizations in five states of the Pacific Northwest—Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, and Washington. These grants support efforts to strengthen the region’s educational, social, spiritual, and cultural foundations in innovative and sustainable ways. Learn more at

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