Security Breach Impacts Local Hospital

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — A security breach impacting millions of people across the country could affect some hospital patients in Springfield. Community Health Systems said hackers stole patient names, social security numbers, addresses, and phone numbers. This affects McKenzie Willamette Medical Center patients who’ve received treatment in the last five years at the Heart Associations of … Continue reading »

McKenzie-Willamette to Remodel

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — In about three years, McKenzie-Willamette Medical Center could look very different than it does right now. Extensive and expensive remodeling starts Friday. McKenzie-Willamette says this will be the most significant construction project to happen to the hospital in more than 30 years, and hospital staff say all the improvements are done in … Continue reading »

McKenzie-Willamette Workers Picket

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — Workers from a local hospital took to the picket line Thursday, demanding better jobs and health care. In front of the McKenzie-Willamette Medical Center in Springfield, the workers, from all parts of the hospital, say the hospital continues to post significant profits, yet recently laid off workers. They claim the hospital is … Continue reading »

Father Accused of Child Abuse

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — A Springfield father is in jail after being accused of abusing his six-month-old baby. Springfield police officers say they responded to McKenzie-Willamette Medical Center Monday to investigate suspicious injuries to a baby. They say their investigation led them to the child’s own father. Brian Wynn, 20, was formally arraigned Wednesday afternoon at … Continue reading »

McKenzie-Willamette Chronic Wound Center

EUGENE, Ore. — The McKenzie-Willamette Medical Center opened its second chronic wound care center. It’s estimated more than 7,000 people in Lane County suffer from injuries that don’t heal. The McKenzie-Willamette Medical Center’s hyperbaric oxygen therapy chambers are state of the art – and they are working. Dr. Justin Montoya said, “Many of these people … Continue reading »

McKenzie-Willamette Layoffs Coming

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — The new year brings bad news to employees at McKenzie-Willamette Medical center–layoffs. A hospital spokesperson says the layoffs are due to less funding from the government. On Tuesday, union workers stood outside the hospital with a message to administration: “Community Before Profits.” They say hospitals are focusing too much on making money … 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 »

First 2013 Baby at McKenzie-Willamette

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — The first birth of the new year at McKenzie-Willamette Medical Center was a special one. Gracie Madison Stone was born 6lbs 14oz and 19.5 inches long. Both of her parents work as nurses at the hospital, and Gracie’s mom, Cari, was actually on duty when she started labor Tuesday morning. She called … Continue reading »

McKenzie-Willamette Enhances Services

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — Many Lane County children will get to stay close to home to get the medical attention they need thanks to enhanced services at McKenzie-Willamette Medical Center. The hospital is upgrading its inpatient pediatric services so more sick children can get the care they need in their own community and closer to home. … Continue reading »