Hospital Joins International Trial

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — A Springfield hospital is taking part in an international trial hoping to help find a cure for post-operative heart attacks. Studies have shown about one in ten people who undergo a non-cardiac surgery could suffer a heart injury called Myocardial Injury After Non-Cardiac Surgery or MINS. Nearly one million adults around the … Continue reading »

Post-Op Heart Attack Trial

EUGENE, Ore. – PeaceHealth Sacred Heart Medical Center will participate in a trial to find a cure for post-operative heart attacks. About one in ten people who undergo a non-cardiac surgical procedure could suffer a heart injury referred to as a myocardial injury after a non-cardiac surgery or MINS. In total, approximately one million adults … Continue reading »

5 Babies Test Positive for Tuberculosis

EL PASO, Tx. (CNN) — A week ago, officials with Providence Memorial Hospital in El Paso, Texas announced several hundred babies were exposed to tuberculosis because of an employee who was working with them while contagious. Now, at least five babies have tested positive. However some of them could have false positive results because of … Continue reading »

Asante Named in Top 100 Hospitals List

MEDFORD, Ore. — Staff at Asante Rogue Regional Medical Center took time out of their schedules to thank employees Thursday, after the hospital achieved some national recognition. The hospital was named one of the top 100 large community hospitals in the country by Truven Health Analytics. Asante was also designated one of the top 15 … Continue reading »

Staff Adjustments at McKenzie-Willamette

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — Some changes are coming to the McKenzie-Willamette Medical Center. A hospital spokesperson says administration is implementing a small number of staff adjustments across the hospital. While she wouldn’t specify who will be affected, or how many positions, she did say the reductions affect union-represented and non-represented employees. The changes are partially due … Continue reading »

Family Holds Toy Drive for Hospital

EUGENE, Ore. — A local family is getting ready for their annual toy drive happening Friday during the Willamette High School football game. It’s called Jilly Bug’s Toys for Hugs, it and collects toys for kids at Doernbecher Children’s Hospital in Portland. The family started the toy drive three years ago after their daughter, who … Continue reading »

Hospital Construction Reaches Milestone

JUNCTION CITY, Ore. — Wednesday marks a major milestone for the mental hospital being built in Junction City. Construction crews are erecting the largest wall of the hospital, with Representative Val Hoyle and city leaders on site to witness it. They’ll also be watching just how much of an economic impact the construction will have … Continue reading »

Large Turnout for Hospital Job Fair

JUNCTION CITY, Ore. — Even though it won’t be open for another two years, the Oregon State Hospital in Junction City started its recruitment process. The hospital held a job fair Thursday, starting the staffing process for the 174 bed psychiatric facility. The massive building’s scheduled to open in 2015. Once fully staffed, it will … Continue reading »

Hospital Plans for New Psychiatric Unit

EUGENE, Ore. — The Sacred Heart Medical University District is set to get a new in-patient psychiatric unit. The unit will be moved from the Johnson Unit, to the ground floor of the support services building. The ground floor is currently a parking garage. The goal of the renovation is to design a more efficient … Continue reading »

Equine Flu Hits OSU’s Horse Stables

CORVALLIS, Ore. — A flu outbreak hit Oregon State University’s horse stables, and vets are warning their clients to leave their horses home unless it’s an emergency. The OSU Vet Hospital says six of its patients have equine influenza, a flu that vets say is similar to the flu that people get. They say it’s … Continue reading »

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