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Piano Brings Grandeur to Hospital Lobby , 03/09/2015

Scalpels and forceps aren’t the only instruments in use at Bay Area Hospital these days. A newly donated grand piano stands in the lobby to dispense the healing properties of music.

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Tribal Gift Caps Abuse Center Fundraising , 03/02/2015

Gifts from two Indian tribes will equip medical exam rooms for local child abuse victims.

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BAH Cancer Care Gets High-Tech Boost , 02/10/2015

A new collaboration between Bay Area Hospital and Oregon Health & Science University will enhance cancer care on the South Coast, by linking patients electronically to OHSU’s highly specialized physicians.

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Cow Creek Tribe Aids Kids’ Hope Center , 01/07/2015

Efforts on behalf of abused children will receive a $15,000 boost from the Cow Creek Umpqua Indian Foundation.

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Robot Spends Busy Year In Operating Room , 10/02/2014

The robot known as “Surgio” lent a mechanical hand in 166 surgical procedures during its first year at Bay Area Hospital – far more than expected.

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Hospital Foundation Hits $1M Mark , 09/26/2014

The Bay Area Hospital Community Foundation has crossed the $1 million mark as its multiyear capital campaign winds down.

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Hospital Unveils All-New Top Floor , 09/26/2014

The October debut of Bay Area Hospital’s fourth floor will complete the hospital’s pivotal transition to all-new, all-private rooms for general inpatient care.

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BAH Physician Appears At Top Cancer Event , 09/24/2014

A Bay Area Hospital physician spoke at a prestigious cancer conference this month.

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Foundation honors retired senator , 09/12/2014

Bay Area Hospital Foundation honors retired state Sen. Joanne Verger.

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Grace and grit , 09/12/2014

How a Louisiana belle became the Bay Area’s political powerhouse.

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Quotes About Sen. Joanne Verger , 09/12/2014

“If she said she was going to do something, she followed through and did it, and people could take that to the bank.” -- State Sen. Arnie Roblan

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Hospital Joins With Clinic In Cancer Project , 08/14/2014

Bay Area Hospital and North Bend Medical Center broke ground Thursday on a $3 million project to create a comprehensive cancer treatment center.

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Hospital Offers Online Records Access , 07/11/2014

Bay Area Hospital is offering patients the option to access portions of their health records online, through a new service called myCare.

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Hospital Launches Hyperbaric Wound Care , 07/10/2014

A blistered toe is an annoyance to most people. For a diabetic, it may foreshadow a long battle to heal a persistent sore – potentially leading to leg amputation.

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Rethink Your Drink Coos County Pilot Program “Big Success” , 06/03/2014

Rethink Your Drink Coos County was a pilot program in May to encourage the community to swap out some of their high-calorie drinks for healthy choices.

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Bay Area Hospital Cancer Center Earns National Accreditation , 05/29/2014

Bay Area Hospital’s cancer treatment program recently received a renewed accreditation from the American College of Surgeons’ Commission on Cancer.

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Bay Area Hospital Honors Mammography Technologist , 05/29/2014

Bay Area Hospital has conferred its highest employee honor on a longtime mammography technologist and women’s health activist.

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Bay Area Hospital celebrates Certified Nurses Day , 05/07/2014

Bay Area Hospital will recognize the unique contributions of certified nurses on Certified Nurses Day, Tuesday, March 19. During the celebration, our hospital’s certified nurses will be honored.

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Foundation grant powers Kids’ Hope Center , 05/07/2014

A grant from the Pacific Power Foundation caps a drive to deploy updated video technology on behalf of child abuse victims.

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ReThink Your Drink, Coos County! , 04/22/2014

Local health organizations and schools are challenging Coos County residents to cut down on soda pop and other sugary drinks.

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Bay Area Hospital Announces Pinwheel , 03/25/2014

The Bay Area Hospital, Kids’ Hope Center team together with the District Attorney’s Office and local law enforcement agencies will be planting 197 pinwheels in front of the Center on Friday, March 28 at 2:00 p.m. The Center is located on the corner of 19th Street and Thompson Avenue – one block from Bay Area Hospital. Each pinwheel honors and represents each child seen at the Center in 2013.

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Surgeons Will Train At Bay Area Hospital , 03/03/2014

Bay Area Hospital will become a training venue for aspiring surgeons from Oregon Health & Science University, the two institutions announced Friday.

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Cardiovascular Center Will Honor Steve Prefontaine , 02/07/2014

A facility dedicated to cardiovascular health on the Southern Oregon coast will bear the name of the area’s most famous athlete.

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IV Insertions Get Easier For Patients , 12/23/2013

COOS BAY – Inserting an intravenous needle is never fun for a patient, and it can be an ordeal for someone with narrow or hard-to-find veins. But new technology at Bay Area Hospital will save many of those patients from the discomfort and anxiety of multiple needle pokes.

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Immunization Advocate Plans Coos Bay Visit , 11/04/2013

If you have qualms about flu shots or childhood vaccines, Dr. Jay Rosenbloom wants to meet you.

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Local Surgeon Scores A ‘First’ , 10/29/2013

A surgeon at Bay Area Hospital this week was the first in Oregon to perform surgery assisted by a groundbreaking video technology.

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Medical Couple Wins Whitty Award , 10/17/2013

COOS BAY – A husband-wife medical team with an impressive record of public service was awarded the fifth annual John Whitty Award for Excellence for their numerous contributions to the health and well- being of our community .

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Quilters Give Newborns A Warm Welcome , 10/15/2013

COOS BAY – Thirteen lucky newborns will go home with handmade quilts, courtesy of the Bandon Quilt Guild.

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Hospital Scores Well Against Infection , 10/10/2013

COOS BAY – A rigorous infection-fighting program at Bay Area Hospital is getting results, new statistics show.

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Bay Area Hospital celebrates first robot-aided surgeries , 09/26/2013

The first four surgeries using the da Vinci Si robotic technology at Bay Area Hospital all were successes.

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Air Ambulance Returns To North Bend Airport , 09/25/2013

An air ambulance newly stationed at the North Bend airport will save lives by rushing heart patients to crucial treatment.

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Hospital Puts Latest Medical Advances On Display , 09/23/2013

The public is invited to view Bay Area Hospital’s latest medical advances at an open house next weekend. The event, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 28, will highlight new services including robotic-assisted surgery, inpatient dialysis and cardiovascular care. Visitors also can learn about Bay Area Hospital’s next important enhancement: hyperbaric wound care.

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Bay Area Hospital recently surveyed by The Joint Commission , 05/03/2013

Bay Area Hospital strives to maintain The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval for accreditation by demonstrating compliance with The Joint Commission’s national standards for health care quality and safety in hospitals. The accreditation process signifies Bay Area Hospital’s dedication to continuous compliance with The Joint Commission’s more than 1,500 state-of-the-art standards.

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Child Abuse Intervention Center to become a medical model for families and children , 04/29/2013

The Bay Area Hospital is pleased to announce the transition of the Child Abuse Intervention Center from an Advocacy Model to a Medical Model to benefit the children on the South Coast.

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Cardiology affiliation plans announced , 03/20/2013

Bay Area Hospital, North Bend Medical Center (NBMC), Bay Clinic and the Oregon Heart & Vascular Institute (OHVI) at PeaceHealth Sacred Heart Medical Center have announced plans to collaborate in the development and support of a Coos Bay/North Bend-based interventional cardiology program, Bay Area Cardiology Network, to serve the Southern Oregon Coast. The program will involve clinical cardiology practice based at NBMC and also at Bay Clinic, hospital-based and interventional services at Bay Area Hospital, electrophysiology, a cardiac catheterization lab and development of a comprehensive cardiac care program. Cardiologist Dr. Satyendra Giri will lead the team in the new cardiac catheterization lab starting this spring.

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Bay Area Hospital announces $500,000 gift , 01/24/2013

Bay Area Hospital is pleased to announce a gift of $500,000 from Michael and Lindy Keiser, owners of the Bandon Dunes Golf Resort. This gift represents the lead gift for the Bay Area Hospital’s expansion project, which includes new clinical services specifically interventional cardiology, wound care, improved ICU, inpatient dialysis and new private patient rooms.

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Bay Area Hospital welcomes new CFO , 07/24/2012

Bay Area Hospital is pleased to welcome Sam Patterson as their new Chief Financial Officer. Sam joins BAH after a long career in finance with healthcare facilities in both Arizona and Las Vegas. Most recently Sam was the Chief Financial Officer/Chief Compliance Officer with Banner Baywood Medical Center in Mesa, Ariz. Sam and his wife are excited to relocate to the South Coast to be closer to family in St. Helens and to enjoy the beautiful beaches. They have two daughters who reside in Phoenix.

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South Coast Diabetes Fun Walk Saturday, May 19, 2012 – Bandon City Park and Beach , 04/26/2012

Did you know that diabetes is a MAJOR health problem in our area? The percentage of adult Oregonians with diagnosed diabetes has increased significantly in the past decade. An estimated 178,000 adult Oregonians have been diagnosed and another 64,800 have the disease but don’t know it. We are seeing an increase in obesity in both our youth and adults, which is a major contributor to the disease.

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Nutrition talks for seniors , 03/12/2012

During the months of March and April, Bay Area Hospital is sponsoring free presentations focused at seniors on nutrition presented by registered dietitians. These are open to the public. The topics and locations are as follows:

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Bay Area Hospital reduces infections through infection control program , 02/01/2012

At Bay Area Hospital, preventing the spread of infectious disease is a top priority, and results from statewide data show that effort is proving effective.

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Bay Area Hospital Community Foundation Community Grant Program , 01/11/2012

Bay Area Hospital Community Foundation would like to remind the nonprofit organizations in our operating region about the hospital’s grant program. The deadline for receipt of grant applications is March 1, 2012. Any organizations who received a grant last year must file their evaluation form prior to a submission this year.

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