It’s a Girl! New Year’s Baby Arrives

MEDFORD — The first baby born in Jackson County for 2015 is Yaretzi Castillo Hernandez. She arrived around 5 this morning at the Asante Birth Center in Medford, weighing in at 7 pounds, 4 ounces. Yaretzi’s parents, Maria Angeila Hernandez and Carlos Castillo Ramirez, say they are thrilled the meet their new daughter. Nurses at Asante say … Continue reading »

Fundraiser Benefits NICU

GOLD HILL, Ore. — A 12-year-old girl is raising money for Asante Rogue Regional Medical Center, all to honor her dead grandmother. The award ceremony for the annual Hugs From Heaven golf tournament was held Sunday at Laurel Hills Golf Course. Hannah Joseph is the founder and brains behind the fundraisng event she coined “Hugs … Continue reading »

Asante Named to Top 100 Hospitals

MEDFORD, Ore. — Staff at Asante Rogue Regional Medical Center took time out of their schedules to thank employees Thursday, after the hospital achieved some national recognition. The hospital was named one of the top 100 large community hospitals in the country by Truven Health Analytics. Asante was also designated one of the top 15 … Continue reading »

Cooling Patients’ Bodies to Save Lives

MEDFORD, Ore. — “Suspended Animation” may sound like something out of science fiction, but it could be a reality to treat trauma victims. The process involves cooling patients’ bodies to as low as 50 degrees Fahrenheit to slow down blood flow to give doctors more time to save a life. Trials are currently under way … Continue reading »

Local Hospitals Ranked on C-Sections

MEDFORD, Ore. – A study by Consumer Reports found hospitals are performing too many “unnecessary” caesarian sections on mothers, and ranked local hospitals near the top and near the bottom of the list in Oregon. But doctors at local hospitals say the results can be skewed. Consumer Reports rated 1,500 hospitals in 22 states, and … Continue reading »

Flu Hits the Staff at Medford Hospitals

MEDFORD, Ore. – Health officials have warned that 2014 is shaping up to be a severe flu season. And with more people ending up in the hospital, the people who treat them are coming down sick as well, and it’s causing a strain in local emergency rooms. At Providence Medford Medical Center, the emergency room … Continue reading »

Groove for the Cure Zumbathon

MEDFORD, Ore. — October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and that’s why some local Zumba instructors will be dancing their way to making a difference. One of those instructors, Michelle Gray, is holding a big Zumba event this weekend to benefit Asante Mammogram Voucher Program. Melanie Dines, with Asante Rogue Regional Medical Center, talks with … Continue reading »

Miss Oregon Visiting Medford

MEDFORD, Ore. — Miss Oregon is in Medford this weekend, back from the Miss America pageant on the East Coast. Allison Cook is working with the Children’s Miracle Network Radiothon at Asante Rogue Regional Medical Center. Cook was a part of the Miss America pageant in Atlantic City airing on ABC last weekend. The Klamath … Continue reading »

Locals Raise Helmet Safety Awareness

MEDFORD, Ore. — More people are using their bikes this week for “Go by Bike Week”, but doctors want to remind us to make sure you’re also bringing your helmet. Asante Rogue Regional Medical Center says head trauma caused by bike and skating accidents increases during the summer. During nice weather, it says the emergency … Continue reading »

Orchid Sale Today & Tomorrow

MEDFORD, Ore. — Despite the allergy season, some may agree that spring-time can be beautiful and Asante Rogue Regional Medical Center can help spruce up your home for the season with some orchids. The hospital’s annual volunteer orchid sales starts today. The sale includes 30 varieties of the orchids, coming in different shapes, sizes and … Continue reading »

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