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 »

Asante Observes First “Epic” Baby

GRANTS PASS, Ore. — Asante has been using the all-computerized record-keeping system, called “EPIC”, for three weeks now. The hospital says the children being born into the system will have few paper records. For some, letting go of paper medical records and switching to all-electronic is slow going, but for others that’s all they’ll ever … Continue reading »

Community Chips In For Multiple Causes

GRANTS PASS, Ore. — Thursday is National Peanut Butter Day and one local auto shop is celebrating. Kelly’s Automotive Service will give anyone free wiper blades who brings in a jar of peanut butter to their Grants Pass or Central Point shops. It’s part of the shop’s Wipe Out Hunger Day. The auto shop wants … Continue reading »

Free Lung Function Screening

GRANTS PASS, Ore. — On Wednesday, anyone is able to get a free lung function test at Asante Three Rivers Medical Center in Grants Pass. Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, or COPD, is the world’s fourth leading cause of death, killing nearly 3 million people a year, according to the World Health Organization and yet, nearly … Continue reading »