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 »

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 »

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