Local Ebola Response Training Continues

ASHLAND, Ore. — Southern Oregon hospitals continue to prepare for an Ebola outbreak. They say despite the fact that no patients remain in the country, a single lapse in protocol could take more lives. A fifth of a teaspoon of contaminated body fluid can contain 10 billion Ebola virus particles. Because of that extreme hazard, health … 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 »

Asante Employees Raise Money For Family

MEDFORD, Ore. — Alex Shepherd has wanted to go on a Caribbean cruise his whole life. 13-year-old Shepherd was first diagnosed with a brain tumor when he was 11, and beat the tumor the first time around. Recent scans showed that the tumor is back, and this time, it is inoperable. So his family decided that no … 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 »

Rodeo Honors Cancer Survivors

CENTRAL POINT, Ore. — In addition to the roping and riding at the Wild Rogue Pro Rodeo in Central Point, on Friday night, there was special recognition cancer patients, survivors, and their families. The goal is to honor anyone who has dealt with the disease. Asante handed out 250 tickets to cancer survivors over the last … Continue reading »

EMS Conference Held Friday and Saturday

MEDFORD, Ore. – Heath care providers in Southern Oregon and Northern California are looking to improve emergency response care. The first day of the annual State of Jefferson Emergency Medical System Conference was held Friday with a session from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. The session filled all 215 seats available. The conference feature some … Continue reading »

Recognizing a Heart Attack

MEDFORD, Ore. — When you suffer a heart attack the faster you get to the hospital the better.  That’s why experts say it’s important to know the symptoms of a heart attack and be ready to act. Rogue Regional Medical Center’s Stroke/STEMI Program coordinator, Charity Barrueta, said symptoms don’t always include pain in the left … Continue reading »

Hospice Volunteers Needed

The Asante Hospice team needs news hospice volunteers to help patients and respite their families.  Volunteers are needed for the Grants Pass area. The director of hospice volunteers, Sally Melton, says volunteers serve in many ways.   They can provide companionship for the patient while their family or friends take a few hours away, run errands, … Continue reading »

Asante Receives Funding for Child Health

MEDFORD, Ore. – Members of the community and the Kohl’s Cares program donated thousands of dollars to Asante’s Children’s Miracle Network on Saturday. Five years ago, Chloe Staten would have never been able to volunteer at the mall during the holidays. After she was diagnosed with a rare form of cancer Chloe went through six months … Continue reading »

Genetic Counseling for Cancers Begin

MEDFORD, Ore. — Specialized testing to detect the likelihood of several cancers is available for people in southern Oregon. Asante Rogue Regional Medical Center is teaming up with Oregon Health and Science University to bring this service to the Rogue Valley. Jill Eversole is the first patient to get a counseling session. “I’ve had two … Continue reading »

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