Cameron Merrill Memorial Blood Drive

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — It was all smiles and some tears at the PeaceHealth Sacred Heart Medical Center at RiverBend in Springfield Monday. The community came out to give blood in honor of a 2-year-old boy who lost his battle to cancer this year. Cameron was only 19 months when he was diagnosed with leukemia. He … Continue reading »

Hospital Recognized for Surgical Quality

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. – PeaceHealth Sacred Heart Medical Center was honored among other big named hospital Tuesday. Sacred Heart Medical Center is one of over 300 hospitals that’s part of the American College of Surgeon’s National Surgical Quality Improvement Program. Quality care. Quality outcome. That’s what Sacred Heart Medical Center says it focuses on. “The award within … Continue reading »

Sacred Heart Honored for Surgical Care

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — PeaceHealth Sacred Heart Medical Center at RiverBend was recognized for surgical patient care in 2012. PeaceHealth Sacred Heart was one of 37 hospitals to achieve the recognition. It ranks in the top 10 percent of hospitals that participated in the respected American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Program. “I am … Continue reading »

PeaceHealth Cuts Nearly 500 Jobs

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — PeaceHealth announced Tuesday it will be cutting nearly 500 jobs in Oregon, Washington and Alaska in an effort to cut costs. Administrators say PeacHealth employs about 16,000 people across all three states. Oregon West Network CEO John Hill says the majority of the impact will be felt in southwest Washington; but local … 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 »

PeaceHealth Faces Financial Struggles

EUGENE, Ore. — Lane County’s largest health provider is bracing for major cuts. PeaceHealth says it needs to find a way to fill a $130 million gap for the 2014 fiscal year. It’s suspending hiring immediately for open positions and reviewing them on a case by case basis. PeaceHealth’s president issued a statement today saying … Continue reading »

PeaceHealth & CHI Suspend Joint Venture

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — PeaceHealth and Catholic Health Initiatives will not be partnering. The two suspended talks on a proposed joint venture. PeaceHealth says this was not personality driven, nor was it a disagreement over philosophy, but rather the inability to come to an agreement on technical financial issues that had to do with contracts and … Continue reading »

Local Birth Center Receives Grant

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — A local birthing center is being recognized for its efforts to deliver babies at full term. The PeaceHealth Medical Group Nurse Midwifery Birth Center is the only center of its kind in the state to get a cut of a more than $5 million grant. That money will help cover the costs … Continue reading »

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