Providence Offers Employee Mammograms

MEDFORD, Ore. — October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and medical professionals are making a push for all women to get regular mammograms this month and year round. At Providence Medford Medical’s Breast Center, administrators are encouraging staff to lead by example to get mammograms by offering free exams for all employees all day. The … Continue reading »

Hospital Staff Preparing for Flu Season

MEDFORD, Ore.– Providence Medford Medical Center is gearing up their employees and volunteers for flu season. The official start to flu season was September 28th, but health experts say they haven’t seen any cases of the flu yet here. They said more employees are opting for the flu shot this year. Any staff members who do … Continue reading »

Four Fairgoers Suffer Heat Exhaustion

Medford, Ore. — So far this year, four people have been hospitalized at Providence Medford Medical Center for heat exhaustion. Hospital staff said it’s important to stay cool while you’re at the fair.  They say heat stress happens when the body is dehydrated and is unable to cool itself enough to maintain a healthy temperature.  If … Continue reading »

Golf Tournament to Battle Breast Cancer

Medford, Ore. — This weekend you can tee it up to battle breast cancer.  It’s all part of the Tee It Up to Battle Breast Cancer Golf Tournament. The proceeds will go to the Providence Assistance Program.  The program helps pay for mammograms and other screenings for women. The event is happening at the Rogue Valley … Continue reading »

150 Firework-Related Injuries in Oregon

Medford, Ore. — The 4th of July is a holiday spent with family and friends enjoying our freedom.  However, it can be a dangerous, and even deadly holiday. In fact, officials say Oregon averages about 150 firework-related injuries every single year.  Last year, there was also a death in Oregon related to fireworks. That’s why … Continue reading »

Festival of Trees Needs Volunteers

MEDFORD, Ore.  –  The Festival of Trees may still be months away, but planning is already underway. Volunteers are sketching tree designs, and coming up with fun activities for people of all ages. New this year, a teddy bear hospital that medical professionals hope to inspire the next generation of healthcare providers. “Kids can bring in … Continue reading »

New Radial Catheterization Lounge

MEDFORD, Ore. — Providence Medford Medical Center is remodeling its short stay unit and turning it into a radial lounge. New technology is making it quicker and easier for doctors to perform a medical procedure called cardiac catheterization. Doctors used to go in through the groin area, but now catheters are smaller and doctors are … Continue reading »

Choosing a Child’s Helmet

Medford, Ore.  - With the weather warming up, it’s the perfect time to go on a bike ride with your family.  Experts are stressing safety first, reminding everyone to wear a helmet. Providence Medford Medical Center officials say only 1 in 5 people wear a helmet.  They say helmets are life-saving. When choosing a helmet, … Continue reading »

Responding to Stroke

Medford, Ore. —   Every 40 seconds, somewhere in America, someone has a stroke. It is a leading cause of death in the U.S.  – claiming more than 130,000 lives every year. During the month of May, National Stroke Awareness Month, health professionals are reminding everyone to know the signs of a stroke.  The National … 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 »

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