Sacred Heart Medical Center at Riverbend

4:25 pm
Mon December 1, 2014

PeaceHealth Nurses Call Staffing Policies Inadequate And Dangerous

Nurses and other caregivers say Sacred Heart Medical Center at RiverBend has inadequate staffing policies.
Credit PeaceHealth RiverBend

Nurses and doctors PeaceHealth Sacred Heart Medical Center have a problem with inadequate staffing. They say "staff to patient ratios" are insufficient and lead to more errors, infections and injuries. Now they've started an online petition to get the community involved.

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Medical Technology
12:49 pm
Thu July 3, 2014

Sacred Heart At RiverBend Gets New Surgical Robot

The Da Vinci Xi
Credit Desmond O'Boyle

Sacred Heart Medical Center at RiverBend in Springfield recently obtained an updated version of their robotic Da Vinci Surgical System. KLCC’s Desmond O’Boyle stopped by to check out what the new X-i system can do.

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7:14 pm
Wed January 1, 2014

It's A Girl! Halsey Parents Welcome 4th Girl On New Year's Day

Miriam Baer holds her newborn Emma Grace born on New Year's Day in Springfield, Ore.
Credit Monique Perry Danziger.

Sacred Heart Medical Center at Riverbend welcomed its first baby of 2014 at 7:26 Wednesday morning. Emma Grace Baer is named after her maternal grandmother. She is the fourth child of Miriam and Levi Baer. Their three other children are all girls under the age of six.

The couple lives in Halsey, but is originally from Kentucky. They had planned for a homebirth, but opted for the hospital because the baby was found to have a cyst on her lung. Doctors say she appears to be in very good health but will need to be brought in for check-ups over the next few months.

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