Festival of Trees Wraps Up

MEDFORD, Ore. — The Festival of Trees at the Medford Armory also wrapped up its three day event this weekend. Event organizers say about 20,000 people came through the doors to see the displays. The event is an annual fundraiser put on by the Providence Medford Medical Center and this year the money goes toward … Continue reading »

$35,600 Raised From Festival of Trees

MEDFORD, Ore. – A local resource center for children with special needs received a big boost in funding thanks to a paddle call at the Festival of Trees on Wednesday night. The total donation amount topped $35,600. Officials said this is much higher than expected. Swindells Resource Center helps families free of charge who have … Continue reading »

Providence Monitoring Prescribed Meds

MEDFORD, Ore. — In Oregon, prescription pain medications have been involved in more overdose deaths than heroin and cocaine combined, which is why ER physicians across the state are adopting guidelines to keep opiates out of the wrong hands. Providence Medford Medical Center says it has been using similar guidelines for about three years now. … Continue reading »

Coffee For A Cure

MEDFORD, Ore. – The fight against breast cancer is getting tens of thousands of dollars from a promotional event on Friday. Cars lined up to support the Coffee For A Cure Campaign. All of Friday’s proceeds from drink and pastry sales at human bean locations go to both Providence Medford Medical Center and to Rogue … Continue reading »

Making A Difference As A Volunteer

MEDFORD, Ore. – Providence Medford Medical Center is once again looking for volunteers for its Hospice/Connections Volunteer Program. It’s a service that can make a big difference for someone facing a life-limiting illness. Leah Rodgers is a Providence Connections client and she is battling breast cancer for a second time. This time it’s spread to … Continue reading »

Nurse Navigators Help After Diagnosis

MEDFORD, Ore. – Breast cancer is the second most common cancer among women in the U.S. It can be a scary diagnosis, but local patients don’t have to go through the journey alone. Patty Crumrine was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2008 and she has been cancer-free since her double mastectomy that same year and … Continue reading »

Providence Switches To Digital Records

MEDFORD, Ore. – All 12 Providence medical clinics in Jackson County are now electronic. That means all patient health records have been moved to an electronic data base. The change to the software, called “Epic”, was more than a year in the making and officials say it will make things much easier for both the … Continue reading »

Local Health Providers React To Ruling

By Sharon Ko MEDFORD, Ore. — Health care providers have already started preparing in response to the Affordable Care Act. An estimated 600,000 Oregonians who are uninsured will be covered come 2014. About 53% of people coming through the doors at the Community Health Center are uninsured. Board members are meeting Thursday night to discuss … Continue reading »

Vince the Robot Helps Stroke Patients At Providence

By Sharon Ko MEDFORD, Ore. — For stroke patients every minute counts. In 16 locations across Oregon, including in the Rogue Valley, hospitals use a special machine that doctor’s say is helping stroke patients get the best medication and treatment. An unfamiliar machine has landed at Providence Medford Medical Center. With symbols and it’s odd … Continue reading »

Prostate Cancer Reality Check

April 27, 2012 By Ashley Hall MEDFORD, Ore. — Prostate cancer can be a serious disease, but most men do not die from it. In fact, more than 2 and a half million men in the United States who have had prostate cancer at some point are still alive today; but, that requires early detection … Continue reading »

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