Our stories

Breaking Stigmas and Creating Solutions

May 4, 2022 • Unity Center experts weigh in on the state of behavioral health care in Oregon during National Mental Health Month.

Unity Center Clinical Social Workers Break Down Barriers

March 28, 2022 • Access to continuing care and services are key for patients as they work toward wellness.

Healing, One Meal at a Time

March 25, 2022 • Unity Center’s Food and Nutrition team customizes the right meals for each patient, ensuring they have the nourishment they need for their road to wellness.

Dr. Anne Gross

Anne Gross, MD, takes helm as Unity Center’s Chief Medical Officer

February 15, 2022 • Dr. Gross has served in several roles at Unity Center since 2017, beginning as the hospital’s Psychiatric Emergency Services medical director.

Unity 5th Anniversary

Unity Center for Behavioral Health Celebrates Fifth Anniversary

January 25, 2022 • In its five years, Unity Center has provided care for more than 22,000 patients in crisis from across Oregon and nationwide.

Nate Boyett Wakes up Each Day with a Purpose – Providing Patients with the Resources They Need to Live Healthy Lives

December 20, 2021 • Nate Boyett, Unity Center’s new manager of inpatient services, is passionate about hands-on work that makes a daily difference in people’s lives. Here he talks about his role, what he loves about behavioral health care and what drives him each day.

Ron Lagergren, LCSW, Director of Clinical Operations, Brings Three Decades of Experience to his Role

November 30, 2021 • Ron Lagergren serves as Unity Center’s Director of Clinical Operations. Here, he shares thoughts on his role, the importance of always prioritizing patients first, and what draws him to behavioral health.

Meet a Unity Center employee: Greg Miller, M.D., M.B.A., Chief Medical Center

February 16, 2021 • I’ve been working in mental health care since the early 80s. I started out as a psychiatric nurse, before going back to school for my medical degree…

Unity Center for Behavioral Health

At four years, Unity Center remains focused on caring for patients in need

January 31, 2021 • In a year of a global pandemic, mass protests, and forest fires that gripped and affected the entire state, the staff at Unity Center for Behavioral Health…

Meet a Unity Center employee: Patty Danielson, MSN, R.N., nurse manager

November 6, 2020 • I’ve worked at Unity since day one, so that’s January 31, 2017. Prior to that, I worked at Adventist for 37 and a half years, starting as a…

How peer support specialists help Unity Center patients make mental health breakthroughs

August 11, 2020 • Jay Strauser was 17 when he joined the Air Force with a plan. He envisioned spending 20 years serving the country and then retiring with a…