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PeaceHealth warns of phone scams

PeaceHealth has received reports of recent phone scams – or “vishing" scams – impacting our patients. Scammers are pretending to be from PeaceHealth or other health agencies and trying to steal personal information or private health details over the phone. The scammers may already have some personal information they found through other sources to make them seem legitimate. Another trick the scammers may use is to make the caller ID seem like the call is coming from PeaceHealth.

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PeaceHealth announces 2022 Mission and Values Award recipients

VANCOUVER, Wash. – PeaceHealth recently unveiled its 2022 systemwide Mission and Values Award recipients. The annual awards recognize inspiring employees (who PeaceHealth refers to as “caregivers”) who are living PeaceHealth’s Mission and Values of Social Justice, Stewardship, Respect and Collaboration, every day.

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PeaceHealth shares 2022-2025 Community Health Needs Assessments

VANCOUVER, Wash. – PeaceHealth shared the 2022-2025 Community Health Needs Assessments for all 10 of our medical center communities.

“Supporting our focus to deliver person-first, community-centered care, the CHNAs highlight our commitment to helping people in need as well as our value of collaboration with community partners as we work together to promote the health of our communities,” said Mike Dwyer, executive vice president of Strategy and Community Health.

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Neurological care advances in Oregon with equipment upgrade at PeaceHealth Sacred Heart at RiverBend

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. – Time is critical when treating medical conditions affecting the brain, including strokes and aneurysms. The longer a patient goes without treatment, the greater the chance of irreversible damage. Thanks to a generous $1 million grant from the Runnin’ Wild Fund of Oregon Community Foundation, this month PeaceHealth Sacred Heart Medical Center at RiverBend upgraded its current minimally invasive neurosurgery equipment, called a neuro biplane.

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Ardon Health, Emerging Health and PeaceHealth announce innovative partnership to deliver better care

VANCOUVER, Wash. – Ardon Health, Emerging Health and PeaceHealth announced they are partnering to deliver better care, bringing together more parts of the healthcare ecosystem in support of great experiences and excellent outcomes for patients. This innovative partnership with pharmacy services companies is designed to address the needs in how medical therapies are delivered throughout a patient’s health journey.

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New vice chair appointed to PeaceHealth Board

VANCOUVER, Wash. – Carol Aaron, a highly regarded member of the PeaceHealth Board since joining in January 2021, has been named vice chair of the PeaceHealth Board. With a deeply held commitment to community health, Carol’s passion for organizational and talent development is backed by her experience working with high-performing teams in not-for-profit health systems.

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Strides for Social Justice adds two new University of Oregon routes

In recognition of Black History Month, Strides for Social Justice has added two new routes to its series of local Black history tours. Now participants can explore the University of Oregon (UO) campus as they learn about extraordinary individuals who fought for justice, broke barriers and opened doors for so many others. PeaceHealth launched Strides for Social Justice a year ago in collaboration with Eugene Marathon and a community steering committee, including local Black leaders and educators.

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National Guard to provide support again at Sacred Heart Medical Centers in Oregon

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. – With another surge of COVID-19 putting a strain on hospital staffing and resources PeaceHealth is honored to again accept assistance from the Oregon National Guard. PeaceHealth will welcome service members to Sacred Heart Medical Center at RiverBend in Springfield and Sacred Heart Medical Center, University District in Eugene by Friday, Jan. 21. They will be serving for 30 days in nonclinical roles, with a priority on Food Services and Environmental Services.

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Community invited to virtual Martin Luther King Jr. Day event

VANCOUVER, Wash. – On Jan. 17, as a nation and community, we will celebrate the legacy of the great Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. His life’s work continues to impact and transform the world we live in today. As we reflect on his many contributions, we are inspired by his profound words: “Life’s most persistent and urgent question is, ‘What are you doing for others?’” In celebration of Dr. King, we invite the community to join PeaceHealth’s special event.  A virtual conversation with Dr. Alisha Moreland-Capuia:

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As a significantly higher COVID surge looms, hospital systems ask for your help

Current projections predict a significant spike in COVID-19 infections and hospitalizations driven by the omicron variant beginning mid-January and likely peaking in February. Although omicron may cause a less severe illness, it is significantly more transmissible: The spike in hospitalizations is projected to two to three times the September peak driven by the delta variant – from a high of 1,200 patients in hospitals in September to 2,000 to 3,000 hospitalizations from omicron.

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