Protecting Yourself from the Flu

EUGENE, Ore. — Flu season is coming on strong, and local health officials say everyone should take extra precautions to stay safe. According to Lane County Public Health, only about 30 percent of residents are vaccinated, which they say is troubling. The flu is contagious, so if you or your child is coughing, that should … 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 »

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 »

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 »

Volunteers Prepare for Moonlight Run

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — Thousands of luminaries lined the streets near Sacred Heart Medical Center Saturday. The luminaries were part of the set up for Saturday’s five mile Moonlight Run, which raised money for the stroke center at the RiverBend Hospital. The event organizers took a twist on a normal 5K fundraiser run, and instead created … Continue reading »