Asante: Oregon National Guard helping hospitals with COVID-19 until end of March

SOUTHERN OREGON, —Even with cases slowly declining in southern Oregon, hospitals will still continue to receive extra help from the Oregon National Guard. Last month Governor Kate Brown mobilized 1200 citizen soldiers, to help at 40 hospitals in the state.

Asante says it’s grateful for the extra help, across its three southern Oregon hospitals. A spokeswoman tells us the team will be there until the end of March.

“The National Guard has been a lifesaver for many of our departments, they have filled in a bunch of gaps where we have needed some assistance, and they are still with us,” said Asante Spokeswoman, Lauren Van Sickle.

We reached out to the National Guard for more information but we haven’t heard back.

NBC5 News Reporter Jenna King is a Burbank native. She graduated from the University of Oregon with a degree in Broadcast Journalism and a minor in Sports Business. During her time at the U of O, she was part of the student-run television station, Duck TV. She also grew her passion for sports through interning with the PAC 12 Network. When Jenna is not in the newsroom you can find her rooting for her hometown Dodgers, exploring the outdoors, or binging on the latest Netflix release.
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