Health & Wellness

Valley poses unique issues for allergy sufferers

As spring has taken over and pollen counts are increasing, allergy season is quickly approaching. It’s estimated that more than 50 million Americans struggle with seasonal and environmental allergies, and Dr. Kraig W. Jacobson, a Eugene-based allergist with Oregon Allergy Associates (OAA), said experts have noticed the pollen season begins[Read More…]

Health & Wellness: Week of April 11

Quarterback Bo Nix’s check to benefit PeaceHealth’s young patients ■ Former UO quarterback Bo Nix recently presented a check for $13,400 to the PeaceHealth Sacred Heart Medical Center Foundation from Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals and 7-Eleven, that will give patients the care they need. Nix teamed up with 7-Eleven, in[Read More…]

State’s first standalone inpatient rehab unit to break ground in Springfield

Hospital will also house region’s first brain injury unit SPRINGFIELD – The State’s first inpatient rehabilitation hospital will be coming to Springfield in 2026. This is not the first time hospitals have had rehabilitation units, but this will be the first standalone hospital in Oregon solely dedicated to inpatient rehabilitation.[Read More…]

PeaceHealth nurses choose not to strike, yet

Home care and hospice nurses are waiting until after the negotiation meeting with PeaceHealth this week to decide if striking is their best option. SPRINGFIELD –  PeaceHealth is under scrutiny again regarding allegations of unfair wages and difficulty retaining staff within its home care and hospice sectors. Although the strikes[Read More…]

Health – In Brief

PeaceHealth’s rehab moves to RiverBend SPRINGFIELD – PeaceHealth officials announced that its inpatient rehabilitation unit at University District in Eugene will relocate to PeaceHealth Sacred Heart Medical Center at RiverBend in Springfield on Dec. 15.   PeaceHealth said in a statement it is taking this step after announcing in August[Read More…]

Fentanyl, M110 issues examined

Measure 110, also known as the Drug Addiction Treatment and Recovery Act, has been quite controversial among Oregonians.  While some studies are showing the measure’s positive effects across the state, concerns arise regarding Oregon’s increased fentanyl crisis. Sen. Floyd Prozanski (D-4, Springfield and Eugene) said Measure 110 and the fentanyl[Read More…]

Grove Community Medical Center brings on new leader

COTTAGE GROVE – PeaceHealth Cottage Grove Community Medical Center will welcome Jason Hawkins as its new chief administrative officer (CAO) on Nov. 1. Hawkins will remain the CAO for PeaceHealth Peace Harbor Medical Center in Florence and will now serve in a combined role, overseeing operations at both campuses.  Hawkins[Read More…]



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