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Local festival goes virtual due to Covid-19

MEDFORD, Ore.– An annual Christmas festival in Medford is making changes to keep its visitors safe this year. The Providence Festival of Trees is going virtual with a drive-by option to see its professionally decorated Christmas trees on display. Providence volunteers are …

Hospitals respond to surge in Covid-19 patients

MEDFORD, Ore. — “Our ICU capacity has been a concern of ours from the beginning of the pandemic,” said Staci Nevin, director of nursing at Asante Rogue Regional Medical Center. Covid-19 cases surging across Oregon, the impact hitting local hospitals systems. Nevin …

Providence offers virtual pre-natal classes

MEDFORD, Ore. — Most pre-natal education classes are cancelled with the pandemic, but at Providence Medical Center in Medford, classes are continuing on. “They were like ‘we’re not doing anything, what is your suggestion?’ so Isaid, ‘how about online and I’ll be …

‘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 …