Health Careers Day at RiverBend

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — Nearly 100 high school students are learning about healthcare professions on Saturday. Sacred Heart at RiverBend hosted a health careers day. Students from some lane county high schools spent the day listening to different healthcare workers speak and give presentations on the variety of jobs within the field. Coordinators say the students … Continue reading »

Hospital Joins International Trial

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — A Springfield hospital is taking part in an international trial hoping to help find a cure for post-operative heart attacks. Studies have shown about one in ten people who undergo a non-cardiac surgery could suffer a heart injury called Myocardial Injury After Non-Cardiac Surgery or MINS. Nearly one million adults around the … 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 »

Manuevering New Massive Medical Magnet

EUGENE, Ore. — Construction crews used an interesting maneuver at a local hospital to place some new equipment on the third floor, Tuesday. A heavy rigging crane lowing parts of Oregon Imaging Center’s new seven ton magnetic resonance imaging MRI through the third floor roof of the Physician and Surgeons Building at 12th Avenue and … Continue reading »