Announcing New Director of Business Development
(THE DALLES, Ore. – April 8, 2021) — Mid-Columbia Medical Center
announced today the appointment Travis Dray as the hospital’s new
director of business development. In making the announcement, Hospital
CEO Dennis Knox praised the extensive background Dray brings to the hospital.
“Travis will play an important role in the hospital’s community
outreach efforts and in assuring that MCMC continues to respond to the
healthcare needs of those who live and work in the Columbia River Gorge,” he said.
Dray joins MCMC with a deep background in marketing, operations and development
along with a 25-year track record of successfully leading efforts in customer
relations, strategic planning, brand engagement and continuous process
improvements. At MCMC, Dray will oversee the hospital’s marketing,
outreach, telemedicine and value improvement efforts.
Immediately prior to joining MCMC, Dray served as director of events and
programming for POWDR, a national adventure lifestyle company. He has
also worked in community services for the City of Tempe, Ariz., and prior
to that served as the marketing and operations manager for the Oakland
Athletics Baseball Company. Dray holds a bachelor’s degree in liberal
arts and sciences from Iowa State University and a master’s degree
in public administration from Western International University. He is
currently on the board of The Dalles Sluggers Baseball Club and was formerly
on the board of Northern Wasco County Parks and Recreation.
Founded in 1901 and located in The Dalles, Mid-Columbia Medical Center
is a nationally recognized hospital dedicated to serving residents of
The Dalles and its surrounding communities. In 1992, MCMC became the first
hospital in the nation to integrate the Planetree philosophy of patient
care, which emphasizes the need to address a person’s intellectual,
environmental, emotional and spiritual concerns in addition to their physical
needs. As a Planetree-affiliated hospital, MCMC works to provide a caring,
nurturing and educational environment; puts great efforts into humanizing
and demystifying the medical experience; and strives to empower people
to become active partners in their own healthcare. For more information visit