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Healthcare
6:00 am
Mon June 23, 2014

Meeting The Medical Needs of Lane County's Newly Insured

Meeting Date: June 20th, 2014

Air Date: June 23, 2014

Some 30,000 Lane County residents who had no health insurance last year are now covered by the Affordable Care Act. To provide care to the newly insured requires meeting challenges, not least of which is the nationwide shortage of primary care physicians.

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Health
2:48 pm
Tue May 13, 2014

Mother's Milk Donation Drop Site Opens

Donated breast milk from Lane County is processed by Northwest Mothers Milk Bank of Portland.
Credit Northwest Mothers Milk Bank

PeaceHealth Sacred Heart Medical Center at Riverbend will now accept donations of breast milk. It's the first hospital-based project of its kind in Lane County. KLCC's Tiffany Eckert reports how the new milk drop site works.

Midwives and health care practitioners have long known mother's milk is the best food an infant can get. But, sometimes a woman can't produce milk for her new born. That's when other mothers can help.

Registered nurse and lactation consultant Jana Langeliers coordinates the donor milk drop site (at PeaceHealth Medical.)

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Hospitals
6:37 am
Thu January 30, 2014

PeaceHealth Works To Improve Surgical Safety

PeaceHealth surgeons take part in safety training.
Credit PeaceHealth

PeaceHealth Sacred Heart Medical Center at Riverbend is implementing a new surgical safety program developed by the US Department of Defense. The first training is Friday at the Springfield hospital

Riverbend has earned industry recognition for surgical patient care as well as “middle of the road” scores on a national hospital safety ranking. Hospital staff says they want to get medical error rates to “near zero.” They believe TeamSTEPPS will help.

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