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 »

Help for Homeless Hospital Patients

EUGENE, Ore. — Homeless hospital patients now have a care facility where they can recover. It not only meets their health care needs, but also reduces financial stress on the health care system. “We have a long-standing challenge with patients that are homeless that also have a lot of medical issues. They are very vulnerable,” … Continue reading »

PeaceHealth Labs Helping Track Flu

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — Influenza–including this season’s most common strain, H1N1–can be difficult for doctors to diagnose, but a Peacehealth lab is making it easier for physicians in Lane County. Peacehealth Laboratories in Springfield does most of the flu tests within Lane County, but it serves a wider area. “We’re able to not only provide high-quality, … Continue reading »

Flu Season Update

EUGENE, Ore. — Local doctor’s offices are still getting inundated with patients suffering from flu-like symptoms. At PeaceHealth, H1N1 admissions have doubled in the past week. That was before school started and people went back to work. Health professionals say the risk increases in large gatherings so they are trying to eliminate people’s fear of vaccinations. … Continue reading »

Lane County Facing Doctor Shortage

EUGENE, Ore. — Insurance plans are starting to kick in for people who signed up on Cover Oregon, many of whom didn’t have insurance before. Now, the search is on for doctors to treat everyone. Peacehealth officials say there’s a major shortage of primary care doctors in Lane County, and with the influx of customers … Continue reading »

Walk/Run to Remember Loved Ones

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — Walkers and runners are honoring lost loved ones today in an event hosted by PeaceHealth . Several people registered at Sacred Heart Medical Center to participate in the second annual Walk/Run to Remember. Organizers say the $15 registration fee will be donated to the hospice programs to help with the bereavement programs. … Continue reading »

PeaceHealth Pregnancy Programs Change

  SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — Over the summer, PeaceHealth eliminated 55 positions in Lane County as a plan to reduce costs. Because of financial strains some programs were also asked to reassess their effectiveness. Months ago if you logged on to the parenting website, you would find a long list of classes being offered at different … Continue reading »

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