Couple Weds in Hospital in Medford

MEDFORD, OR. — After a life-threatening stroke, 88-year-old Mary Hedge of Yreka, California was not sure if she would ever be able to tie the knot with her sweetheart. On Thursday, she did just that. Hedge has been at Providence Medical Center since her stroke 6 weeks ago, and Steve Tarnay was by her side … Continue reading »

Art Gallery Seeks to Prevent Suicide

MEDFORD, Ore. – Rachel Miller spray-paints her latest street art design on a canvas in preparation for her gallery debut. Today she’s proudly displaying the art that got her through one of the most painful times of her life just over three years ago. “I lost my sister to suicide on October 4th of 2010, … Continue reading »

Visitor Restrictions Lifted

MEDFORD, Ore. — Providence Medical Center facilities in Southern Oregon and throughout Oregon have lifted their temporary visitor restrictions today that were originally put in place because of the flu. The restrictions started on January 8th, 2014. Providence wants the public to know they will still be asking people to take reasonable precautions, such as covering … Continue reading »

ACA Brings More Patients to Hospital

MEDFORD, Ore. — Hospitals are seeing a spike in patients due to The Affordable Care Act. Providence Medical Center said they have seen a 20 percent increase of patients over the past two weeks. The Emergency Medical Director, Dr. Cory Bergey D.O,  said this is because people are taking advantage of their new health insurance. … Continue reading »

Festival of Trees Wraps Up

MEDFORD, Ore. – The Providence Festival of Trees wrapped up Sunday. Organizers say even though the snow kept many people away, there’s still a chance it can meet fundraising goals. The hall at the Medford Armory was nearly empty due to the conditions Saturday and Sunday. But that was mostly made up for by huge … Continue reading »

Prescription Drug Abuse on the Rise

MEDFORD, Ore. — Prescription pain killer abuse is on the rise in Oregon, and now it’s being linked to more deaths than car accidents. A report released this month from the trust for America’s health shows Oregon ranks 21st in among all states with nearly 13% mortality rate, roughly double the mortality rate from a … Continue reading »

Providence Donating Coats for Kids

MEDFORD, Ore. — As the cold weather moves in, Providence Medical Center is helping to keep kids warm. The medical center is contributing to NewsWatch 12′s Coats For Kids Drive with a donation bin on every floor of their hospital. Social workers with the hospital say warm clothing can have a big impact on the … Continue reading »