PeaceHealth Urgent Care New Location

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — Changes on the way for PeaceHealth at RiverBend, as its urgent care gets ready to move to a new location. The new space will be at the Gateway Marketplace, just down the road frrom its current location. The plan has been in the works for more than a year. The hospital believes … Continue reading »

Samaritan Bio-preparedness Training

LEBANON, Ore. — There is a demand for Ebola preparedness training in the Willamette Valley, and this week, some PeaceHealth employees were able to learn from experts at Samaritan Health Services. The Oregon Health Authority named Samaritan Health Services as one of the facilities in the state to receive and treat patients who may have … Continue reading »

Florence Couple Questions Ebola Protocol

FLORENCE, Ore. — June Parsell, of Florence, says she called 9-1-1 Thursday after her husband, Ray, was having a bad reaction to some medication he was taking because of a recent surgery. “I looked at him and he didn’t feel well. Nothing, even water. He couldn’t keep in,” said June Parsell. She says when emergency … Continue reading »

Oregon Patient Being Monitored for Ebola

PORTLAND, Ore. — There are new developments in the spread of the Ebola virus, possibly in Oregon. One of those scares was in Florence and then Portland. An individual is being monitored in Portland for possible Ebola symptoms. Not much information is being released about the person, just that they are isolated in a hospital … 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 »

PeaceHealth Celebrates New Building

EUGENE, Ore. — PeaceHealth celebrated the completion of its new inpatient behavioral health building. Staff held a ribbon-cutting and open house event Monday morning. The $13.1 million project will provide 35 private beds, 20 of which are licensed as secure beds compared to eight in the existing unit. Staff say the new space is not … Continue reading »

New Spine Center Opens Monday

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — PeaceHealth is getting ready to open up a new spine center at its RiverBend facility. Patients with neck and back pain will now have an all-in-one destination for personalized care. The PeaceHealth Sacred Heart Spine Center is set to open its doors on Monday. The facility will feature a multi-specialty team including … Continue reading »

Mental Health Programs Expand

LANE COUNTY, Ore. — One out of every three people will experience a mental health crisis at some point in their life, according to local behavioral health experts. The good news, Lane County recently received a big boost to help tackle mental illness to a degree previously unseen in the region. PeaceHealth Behavioral Health recently received … Continue reading »

Sister Monica Heeran Moving

EUGENE, Ore. — Mention her name, and the immediate response–a smile and a comment of how she has made our community a better place. From her time as the head of PeaceHealth to her clinic, Volunteers in Medicine. Most will tell you Sister Monica Heeran has been a moral force in this community and will … Continue reading »

Dozens Protest After Doctor is Fired

FLORENCE, Ore. — Dozens of people took to the streets Thursday, rallying together to support a Florence doctor they believe was wrongfully fired. “I found out when I returned to work after a week vacation, at 8 o’clock on Thursday, April 24th, that I was being terminated with no cause,” said Doctor John Egar. “There … Continue reading »

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