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 »

Asante Rogue Regional CCU Earns Award

MEDFORD, Ore.— Asante Rogue Regional Medical Center’s Coronary Care Unit (CCU) has been awarded the Gold Beacon Award. The award is given through the American Association of Critical Care Nurses (AACN). To apply for it, a 50 page application must be completed after several months of collecting data. “This is truly a team effort,” nurse specialist, … Continue reading »

8th Annual “DQ Miracle Treat Day”

MEDFORD, Ore. — A stop at a Southern Oregon Dairy Queen on Thursday could benefit kids needing medical treatments. Thursday is the 8th Annual “DQ Miracle Treat Day”. One dollar from blizzard purchases goes to the local Children’s Medical Network Hospital and Asante. Last year Dairy Queens across the United States raised nearly $5 million. … Continue reading »