Hospitals Respond to FDA Soap Guidelines

MEDFORD, Ore. —    The FDA is raising concerns about the antibacterial chemicals in many soaps and cleaning products, but a local hospital says it should not affect its doctors or patients. Providence Medical Center in Medford uses an antiseptic, alcohol-based hand sanitizer before and after seeing patients. That’s different from antibacterial hand soaps bought in … Continue reading »

New Ultrasound Machines At Asante

MEDFORD, Ore. – Asante hospitals have installed new, state-of-the-art machines to not only better diagnose patients, but to do it faster and safer. More than a dozen of Toshiba’s newest ultrasound systems are now being used in Southern Oregon. “The machine has a component that allows us to act as if we are in the … Continue reading »

Newborn Safety Measures

MEDFORD, Ore. — Technology has saved a newborn – not in the NICU, but rather as a California woman tried to steal the baby from her mother’s delivery room. That woman was stopped by specialized security system. It’s similar technology that Rogue Regional Medical Center says protects the 1,800 newborn babies that are born here … Continue reading »

Oregon Trails: History of Hospitals

February 10, 2012 By Ron Brown MEDFORD, Ore. — From the time the first settlers began arriving in Southern Oregon, it was a battle for survival and most often the enemy was disease and injury. There were few doctors, much less anything like a hospital. When most of us think of a hospital, we probably … 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 »