Health and Wellness

Column: Parents’ experiences, behaviors inspired helping others

Davies Warning: This column may be triggering for some readers.  Editor’s note: In partnership with the Center for Community Counseling, The Chronicle publishes columns addressing mental-health issues in our community. Reach out for help at 541-344-0620 My mother was a survivor of childhood sexual abuse. Even though she was highly[Read More…]

Midwives, McKenzie-Willamette provide unique birthing opportunity

PHOTOS: WHEN A BELLY BLOOMS PHOTOGRAPHY – A couple completes a water birth together. “It increases maternal satisfaction and is safe for babies,” said Kanya Del Pozzo, a certified midwife and nurse practitioner. SPRINGFIELD – You might say that ever since the water birth program was first offered inside McKenzie-Willamette[Read More…]

McKenzie-Willamette receives transplant award

CHRONICLE STAFF REPORT SPRINGFIELD – McKenzie-Willamette Medical Center has been named a PNTB Hope Award winner. The 2021 Hope Award is presented to hospitals in the PNTB service area in honor of their partnership and collaboration toward saving lives through organ donation.  Despite challenging years in health care, the efforts[Read More…]

PeaceHealth receives grant to enhance its neurological care

CHRONICLE STAFF REPORT SPRINGFIELD – Time is critical when treating medical conditions affecting the brain, including strokes and aneurysms. The longer a patient goes without treatment, the greater the chance of irreversible damage.  Thanks to a $1 million grant from the Runnin’ Wild Fund of Oregon Community Foundation, this month[Read More…]