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‘Garden of giving’ at local hospital

COVID-19 has been hard on many people just trying to get by. Volunteers at a local hospital are working hard so people who are less fortunate can have access to fresh food. “It’s always been something we’ve been sending off to charity,” …

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 …