Sexual Assault Under Investigation

ASHLAND, Ore. — Ashland Police is looking for the public’s help in identifying a possible sexual assault suspect. Officers were called to Ashland Community Hospital to investigate what appears to be a case of sexual assault. Apparently the incident occurred sometime between 3:00 and 4:45am on the morning of October 4th in the area of … Continue reading »

Doctor’s Warn of Heat-Related Illnesses

ASHLAND, Ore. — As temperatures continue to heat up, health officials are reminding people to stay cooled down while outdoors. A variety of sun or heat-related illnesses can occur when people are active during the hottest part of the day. Dehydration and sun burn can be minor, however, heat exhaustion and heat stroke are much … Continue reading »

Asante Merger Approved

ASHLAND, Ore. — A vote months in the making took place Tuesday night at the Ashland city council meeting. City council is the forth and final party involved in an agreement to merge Ashland Community Hospital with Asante. “We’ve done the best we can to secure our investment and right now our investment is in … Continue reading »

Ashland Hospital Gets Big Donation

ASHLAND, Ore. — The Ashland Community Hospital Foundation received its biggest donation in history. A former nurse passed away at age 96 in January and left the Ashland Community Hospital Foundation $2.2 million. Foundation officials say this is the largest donation it has ever received since it started in 1977. Ruth Evans was a nurse … Continue reading »

Ashland Hospital CEO to Resign

ASHLAND, Ore. — A local hospital is losing one of its leaders. Ashland Community Hospital officials announced, current CEO Mark Marchetti will be leaving the organization on May 1st. Marchetti’s been the CEO since 2004. This comes as Ashland Community Hospital and Asante are in talks to merge.

City Council To Vote On Hospital Merger

ASHLAND, Ore. — Ashland Community Hospital may be getting new ownership. Ashland City Council is scheduled for a vote Tuesday to approve a letter intent to merge the hospital with Medford-based Asante. Representatives at the hospital say that employees are generally positive about the proposed merger. Dave Kanner, the city administrator and liaison with the … Continue reading »

Temporary Detours At Ashland Community Hospital

By Steven Sandberg ASHLAND, Ore. — Big changes at one Southern Oregon hospital will mean some adjustment for emergency room patients. The sign is covered up and arrows point the way to a different entrance of the emergency department at Ashland Community Hospital. For the next few weeks, patients are going to have to take … Continue reading »