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Providence Medford Medical Center to be a cancer prevention study-3 host site June 7

May 28, 2013

Providence Medford Medical Center will be a host site for the American Cancer Society'sCPS-3sign-up event from 11 a.m.-2:30 p.m. on Friday, June 7 in Mary Norbert Hall.

Leila J. Eisenstein Breast Center at Providence offers testing for BRCA1, BRCA2

May 24, 2013

The Leila J. Eisenstein Breast Center at Providence Medford Medical Center offers couseling and the same genetic test that convinced Angelina Jolie she needed a double-mastectomy.

Coordinated care helps cancer patients, Dr. Urba weighs in at Chamber of Medford/Jackson County Forum

May 09, 2013

Active, coordinated care handled by advanced medical teams can make a world of difference for cancer patients or those at risk for cancer.

Experiencing Breast Cancer: From Caregiver to Survivor

April 29, 2013

Nicole McPheeters understands, both professionally and personally, the importance of having a mammogram. As the Breast Center coordinator at Providence Medford Medical Center, Nicole has been a mammography technologist for more than 13 years. But in 2012, she suddenly found herself on the receiving side of health care and is now a breast cancer survivor.

Loose change benefits Providence Breast Center

February 20, 2013

In March the Leila J. Eisenstein Breast Center at Providence Breast Center was presented with their sixth annual check raised through the Ray’s Food Place loose change campaign. The funds – an increase of more than $1,100 compared to the 2012 “round up” campaign – will support community outreach activities for breast cancer awareness and education.

New technology at PMMC offer early warning system

August 26, 2012

The new Modified Early Warning System, or MEWS, was launched at Providence Medford Medical Center in mid-July. The primary purpose of MEWS is to ensure swift intervention or transfer of critically ill patients, resulting in lower morbidity and mortality for our patients. Using a computer algorithm that runs behind the scenes, MEWS monitors vital signs and pages the unit charge nurse if a patient’s score reaches a specified threshold. Nurses then reassess the patient, notify the attending physician and follow a response-and-monitoring protocol. This automated alert comes directly from the electronic health record system currently in place at PMMC.

Providence receives grant to expand Palliative Care Program

August 24, 2012

With help from a Cambia Health Foundation grant, Providence Medford Medical Center is expanding its palliative care program to provide the full continuum of care. The interdisciplinary team is led by Medical Director Susan Kohler, M.D., and consists of a palliative care nurse practitioner, case managers and spiritual care chaplains. Providence currently offers palliative care on an inpatient and outpatient basis. The grant provides funding to expand the program and to help educate patients, families and physicians on the value of this extra support.