Skateboarder in Coma After Head Injury

EUGENE, Ore. — A Eugene skateboarder is in a coma after falling and hitting his head early Saturday morning. His family says a random stranger helped save his life. Cary Bredfield says around 2:00 a.m. on July 5th he called his brother to ask how his 4th of July was, but his brother Micky didn’t … Continue reading »

Milk Drop Site Opens

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — A first of its kind drop site in Lane County that will serve some of our smallest residents. PeaceHealth Sacred Heart Medical Center at RiverBend officially opened up its milk drop site Monday, in the surgery lobby. Second time mother Toni Ramme was the first to donate; she dropped off more than … Continue reading »

RiverBend’s Milk Drop Site Opens

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — The Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at PeaceHealth Sacred Heart Medical Center at RiverBend is accepting donations for the Northwest Mothers Milk Bank of Portland, Tuesday. The milk drop site is the first of its kind in Lane County and serves as a crucial link between the milk bank and approved donors. “Breast … Continue reading »

Family Welcomes Baby On New Year’s Day

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — A Lane County family of five is now a family of six tonight. They welcomed the new year and the newest member of their family on the same day. Emma Baer is the second baby born in Lane County today. According to RiverBend hospital staff, the first baby was born at McKenzie-Willamette … Continue reading »

Skateboarder Struck By Car Identified

EUGENE, Ore. — We now know the name of the Eugene skateboarder who was struck by a car and sent to the hospital last Wednesday. Eugene police says Scott Michael Frank Svetal is still at RiverBend hospital in critical condition. Investigators say Svetal was westbound on 20th and crossed Harris while a vehicle was heading … Continue reading »

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 »

RiverBend up for Beauty Award

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — Sacred Heart Medical Center at RiverBend is up for an award as the most beautiful hospital in America. There are 70 hospitals nationwide running for Soliant Health’s top twenty most beautiful hospitals. Rather than panelist deciding the winner, patients, hospital staff and the community will decide. To vote for Sacred Heart Medical … Continue reading »