Phone App Helps Save Man’s Life

MEDFORD, Ore. — A local man is thanking a smartphone for helping him survive a heart attack. Earlier this month, Kenny Smith started experiencing chest pains. He checked his heart rate using the app “Cardiograph” on his smartphone. When his heart beat came up irregular, he headed to Providence Medford Medical Center where he had … Continue reading »

Providence Offers Volunteer Doulas

MEDFORD, Ore. — A program to make labor easier on moms-to-be is wrapping up its first year. Now, Providence Medford Medical Center is looking into Grants Pass to grow its volunteer doula program. Right now, Providence has 16 volunteer doulas, with five more being trained. When requested by a mother-to-be, a volunteer doula assist in … Continue reading »

First 2013 Baby In Jackson County

MEDFORD, Ore. – The mother of the first baby born in Jackson County in 2013 says her son took his time being born, but she was willing to wait as long as it took. Ashley Rowan gave birth to her first son, William, at 1:52 p.m. Monday afternoon at Providence Medford Medical Center. He weighs … Continue reading »

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 »

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