Asante Deemed “Fit Friendly” Hospital

MEDFORD, Ore. — The workers at Asante hospitals aren’t only taking care of their patients, they’re also watching their own health; that’s why Asante is being recognized for having a fit-friendly work site. Berl Gilworth works at Rogue Regional Medical Center and has for the past 11 years. Last summer, she took took part in … Continue reading »

Mental Health: Critical Care Pt. 2

MEDFORD, Ore. — People suffering from mental illness sometimes end up turning to drugs, alcohol, violence or suicide. These situations can escalate quickly and often police officers are called as the first line of defense, but local law enforcement officers are shifting gears to change how mental illness calls are handled. In 2011, the Medford … Continue reading »

Volunteers Make Diapers For Stillborns

GRANTS PASS, Ore. — About 26,000 children are born stillborn in the U.S. every single year. Since those babies are often too small for commercial clothes, a group of local women is making diapers for the infants’ burial. “Teeny Tears” is a nationwide project that now includes Oregon, thanks to a group of Grants Pass … Continue reading »

Man Accused of Scamming Hospital

MEDFORD, Ore. — A Central Point man known as a scam artist is arrested for impersonating a federal officer and stealing treatment from a local hospital. Police say 42-year-old Donald Anderson went to Rogue Regional Medical Center in October dressed as a U.S. Marshal, complete with a uniform, tactical vest, badge and holster. Anderson gave … 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 »

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 »

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