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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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Dr. John Forsyth receives Community Service Award for Excellence in Long-Term Care

June 1, 2019

“I am excited to announce Southern Oregon’s first Community Service Award for our industry – healthcare for older adults and long-term care. We are here to recognize someone that we chose ourselves, and we believe that you will agree he is very deserving! We are genuinely honored to recognize one of the most giving, supportive…

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Population Health Management- Oregon Tech’s Strategy for the Future of Community Healthcare

June 1, 2019

CONTACT: Ashley Van Essen, Public Relations Representative Phone: 541.885.1162; ashley.vanessen@oit.edu SOURCE: Sophie Nathenson, Ph.D., Director of Population Health Management Phone: 541.885.1532; SophiaLyn.Nathenson@oit.edu May 24, 2019, Klamath Falls, Ore. – As a program launched in 2015, the Population Health Management degree at Oregon Institute of Technology has graduated 25 students into successful careers in the community…

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Amy’s Kitchen

April 1, 2019

Amy’s Kitchen was created 30 years ago from the belief that great tasting food should be available to all. It all started when founders Rachel and Andy Berliner were pregnant with their daughter Amy, the namesake of the company. When Rachel was on bed rest during her pregnancy, Andy went looking for ready-made meals at…

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How to Update Your Employee Handbook

April 1, 2019

By Jenna Reed, Vice President General Counsel and Compliance Services Cascade Employers Association jreed@cascadeemployers.com If it’s been more than a year since you’ve given your employee handbook a thorough read, chances are it’s already out of date. I don’t know too many people that jump up and down about the prospect of updating their employee…

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Brookings-Harbor Area’s Economic Focus Shared by Leisure and Hospitality, and Health Care and Social Assistance

February 1, 2019

By: Annette Shelton-Tiderman Regional Economist: Coos, Curry, and Douglas counties Oregon Employment Department | 541-252-2047 Curry County is home to nearly 23,000 people, and the incorporated town of Brookings accounts for nearly 30 percent of the county’s population. However, Brookings’ economic activities are interwoven with those of the adjacent, unincorporated community of Harbor. Population figures…

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Local Lions Clubs raise funds to help build the Heartfelt House

January 1, 2019

Contact: Sherri Buri McDonald Media Relations, PeaceHealth Oregon 541-520-8219 or SBuriMcDonald@peacehealth.org SPRINGFIELD, Ore. – The Heartfelt House, an $8.4 -million project, has sparked the imaginations and pulled at the heartstrings of a diverse group of donors, including individuals, corporations and community service clubs. Entirely funded through philanthropy, the house is emblematic of the region’s tremendous…

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Cascade Health Alliance Invests in Children with Expansion Grant to Oregon Tech Behavior Improvement Clinic

January 1, 2019

CONTACT: Ashley Van Essen, Public Relations Representative ashley.vanessen@oit.edu KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. – Oregon Institute of Technology, “Oregon Tech,” has announced a generous community investment of $150,000 from Cascade Health Alliance (CHA), for the critical expansion of Oregon Tech’s Behavior Improvement Group Applied Behavior Analysis (BIG ABA) clinic. Focusing primarily on the treatment of children with…

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Tips to help manage arthritis pain

November 1, 2018

Are you or someone you know suffering from arthritis or a related condition? Many people accept chronic joint pain as a normal part of life, often assuming nothing can be done, but there is good news – options are available locally to help relieve your pain by. While there’s no quick fix for arthritis, there…

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More About Oregon Spiders

November 1, 2018

Hobo, Giant House, Black Widow, and Yellow Sac Spiders Hobo (Tegenaria agrestis) & giant house spiders (T. gigantea) The most common spiders submitted for identification at the Oregon Department of Agriculture (ODA) are hobo and giant house spiders. Both spiders were accidentally introduced from Europe. They can be found wherever people live in Oregon. This…

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