Health Care

Asante names a new president and CEO

August 13, 2023

After a national search, the Asante Board of Directors has named Tom Gessel to lead the organization. Following a nationwide search, the Asante Board of Directors has named Tom Gessel to lead our organization as the new president and chief executive officer effective Sept. 18. Gessel brings 20 years of experience in health care at…

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Amanda Kotler named senior vice president and chief nursing officer for Asante

May 10, 2022

To streamline and improve nursing operations across Asante, the health system has created a senior vice president and chief nursing officer role. On May 8, Amanda Kotler, RN, BSN, MBA, stepped into this new position. Kotler began her career at Asante 16 years ago as a nurse in the Heart Center, where she served in…

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Asante Foundation hits $35 million milestone for AsanteForward campaign

April 6, 2022

Asante Foundation has surpassed the $35 million milestone just four years in to its 10-year, $50 million capital campaign, AsanteForward. This is a result of 9,335 donors who’ve contributed to Asante to help improve the lives of the people who live in our community now and for generations to come. “The community continues to amaze…

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Andrea Reeder named vice president and executive director for Asante Foundation

April 6, 2022

Reeder joins the Asante executive team, leader of philanthropy for the health system MEDFORD, Ore. (April 5, 2022) Asante Foundation announced that Andrea Reeder has assumed the role of vice president and executive director of Asante Foundation. Andrea began her new duties on Monday, March 28, succeeding Floyd Harmon who retired on March 25. “Having…

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Oregon Wine Experience® announces 2021 event plans

May 5, 2021

Oregon Wine Experience® (OWE), one of the top destination charity wine and culinary events, announced plans for its 2021 signature celebration taking place Aug. 23-29, 2021. A unique event format, including smaller-scale physical gatherings and virtual options, will allow attendees to enjoy the event safely, or from the comfort of their homes. Key events, such as…

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Wanda Cockey selected as executive director for Providence Community Health Foundation

April 22, 2020

April 22, 2020 MEDFORD, Ore. – Providence Foundations announce that Wanda Cockey has accepted the role of executive director for the Providence Community Health Foundation in southern Oregon. Wanda begins her career with Providence on April 27.  “Wanda brings a wealth and diversity of experience to the job, as well as a keen understanding of…

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Jackson County Leads The State Of Oregon In Covid-19 Testing Per Capita

April 7, 2020

Local public health officials confirmed on Monday that Jackson County has become a leader in coronavirus testing within the state of Oregon. Jackson County has done more testing for COVID-19 per capita than any other county in the state of Oregon, county officials confirmed on Monday. More than 2,200 tests had been completed in Jackson…

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Lane County Public Health Opens Call Center and Joint Information Center in Response to COVID-19 Concerns

March 11, 2020

Contact: 541-682-1390 or email Lane County has opened a call center beginning March 10, 2020 at 9:00 a.m. to answer community questions regarding the Novel Coronavirus, also known as COVID-19. The call center, which can be reached by calling 541-682-1380, is part of the Joint Information Center (JIC) established on March 9, 2020 by Lane County Health &…

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KCC to host a series of information sessions to help navigate the nursing program application process

January 22, 2020

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: 1/22/20  KLAMATH FALLS — Klamath Community College is hosting a series of information sessions to help those interested in earning a nursing degree learn what it takes to be accepted into the college’s nursing program.  The sessions are open to the public.  “KCC’s nursing program is highly competitive and a certain level…

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The Heartfelt House on PeaceHealth’s RiverBend campus provides “home away from home” for out-of-town families.

October 1, 2019

By Sherri Buri McDonald  The Heartfelt House on PeaceHealth’s RiverBend campus provides “home away from home” for out-of-town families. The Heartfelt House, PeaceHealth’s new patient family guest house in Springfield, welcomed its first families on Sept. 10. The 20-room guest house is a tremendous new resource for southern Oregon families who are traveling to the…

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Umpqua Community Health Center Introduces New Name, Mark to Community: Aviva Health

September 10, 2019

Mission enhancement driving force behind brand realignment ROSEBURG, Ore. – Umpqua Community Health Center, having recently completed a brand realignment, is changing its name to Aviva Health, effective immediately. Ruth Galster, chair of Aviva Health’s Board of Directors, said the update to the organization’s brand – an initiative driven by the board itself – was…

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Oregon Tech Dental Hygiene Students Provide $27k+ in Care to Klamath Community

July 11, 2019

July 11, 2019, KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. – Dental hygiene students at Oregon Institute of Technology, “Oregon Tech,” recently completed a yearlong course designed to help the Klamath County community while also gaining real-world experience, amounting to over $27,000 in dental services through the Community Dental Health course, which all sophomores and juniors take for 4…

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