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Asante moving forward despite financial hardships

MEDFORD, Ore. — It’s no secret the pandemic is affecting hospital systems across the country. Providence is now furloughing some health care workers and executives are taking reduced salaries to cut down on costs. We’re told Asante isn’t doing the same, however, …

Hospitals getting ready to reopen

MEDFORD, Ore. – Starting May 1 hospitals in Oregon can offer non-essential surgeries. It’s the first step, Gov. Kate Brown says toward reopening the state. While Asante will start performing procedures Friday, Providence is waiting until Monday to offer elective surgeries. “We’re …

Having a baby during a global pandemic

MEDFORD, Ore. — For expecting parents everywhere, having a baby is a life-changing event. But during a global pandemic, there is added anxiety and uncertainty. “The possibility of the experience being kind of robbed from you is the scariest thing,” said Alex …

Providence & Asante asking for PPE donations

MEDFORD, Ore. — Asante and Providence hospitals are asking for your help to fight coronavirus. Personal protective equipment for health care workers is running low at hospitals locally and across the country. Both hospitals are asking for donations of medical supplies. Providence …

COVID-19 testing underway at Providence lab in Oregon

PORTLAND, Ore. – Providence Laboratory Services in Portland began processing COVID-19 tests on Wednesday. The hospital organization said its Providence Molecular Genomics Lab can process 500 to 600 tests a day. The tests are coming from the eight Providence hospitals in the state. …

Providence Medford updates procedures

MEDFORD, Ore. – Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, a Medford hospital is making some changes. Providence Medford Medical Center recently updated its procedures regarding access and visitation as part of their coronavirus response. The hospital posted the following changes Thursday: Some of our …