Press Releases

Kids’ HOPE Center Provides Hygiene/Activity Bags to the Community {0:24}

Coos Bay, OR, June 24, 2020 -- The Kids’ HOPE Center has been finding creative ways to engage with the community in the midst of COVID-19; one of those ways has been to provide the community with hygiene/ activity bags to local organizations affiliated with children. Since March, the Kids’ HOPE Center has donated over 3,000 of these bags to schools, school districts, youth groups, churches, restaurants, and other organizations and individuals to give away to students or children who could use the supplies.

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Bay Area Hospital Allowing Limited Visitors for Inpatients {0:12}

Coos Bay, June 12, 2020: Bay Area Hospital has set forth a new policy to allow for limited visitors for patients who are in the hospital. This policy will permit one adult visitor at a time per inpatient in the facility. Visitors should come through the hospital’s Emergency Department (ED) entrance on Saturdays and Sundays, and through the new main entrance Monday through Friday between the hours of 5:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m.

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Bay Area Hospital Has Patient Test Positive for COVID-19, Currently Without Signs of the Disease {0:5}

Coos Bay, June 5, 2020: A patient at Bay Area Hospital has tested negative for Coronavirus (COVID-19), after an initial positive test. As part of the evaluation for a fever, a COVID-19 test was ordered, and unexpectedly came back positive. Subsequently, other causes for the fever were found, and the patient is responding to appropriate treatment for those causes. 

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Extraordinary Nurses Recognized at Bay Area Hospital {0:22}

Coos Bay, May 22, 2020: Nurses at Bay Area Hospital are being honored with The DAISY Award for Extraordinary Nurses this month, National Nurses Month, and every month. This award is part of the DAISY Foundation’s program to recognize the superhuman efforts nurses perform every day.

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Bay Area Hospital Resumes Elective Surgeries {0:14}

Coos Bay, May 14, 2020: As of Monday, May 11th, Bay Area Hospital has re-opened several service lines to accommodate elective surgeries. A multidisciplinary team at the hospital has been working hard to design a process whereby these services can be offered in a way that maximizes patient and staff safety.  

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With First Case of Community-Transmitted COVID-19, Bay Area Hospital Remains Caseless {0:25}

Coos Bay, April 25, 2020: Earlier today Coos County announced a first case of community-transmission of Coronavirus (COVID-19). At the time of this press release, there are no patients at Bay Area Hospital with a known or confirmed case of COVID-19. The hospital is ready to meet the needs of the community, and the hospital is committed to the safety and well-being of our staff, providers, patients, and limited visitors. 

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Bay Area Hospital Maintains Readiness, Makes Temporary Adjustments to Weather COVID-19 {0:20}

Coos Bay, April 20, 2020: Bay Area Hospital has been focused on standing ready to serve the community from the outset of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic by getting prepared to see an expected patient surge that has the potential to stretch the hospital’s capacity to the brink. Last week Bay Area Hospital rolled out a temporary furlough opportunity for 67 positions across select departments. At this time a total of 71 employees have signed up for a furlough, most on a volunteer basis. This furlough releases them from work for a period of 45 days. All staff will retain their health benefits and seniority. These employees will report back to work at the hospital after the agreed upon time, and may be called back with a 72-hour notice if the need arises. 

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Comprehensive List of Updates at Bay Area Hospital {0:7}

Coos Bay, April 7, 2020: Bay Area Hospital has created new policies and put out several asks for donations in the last several weeks as the seriousness of Coronavirus (COVID-19) has escalated across the state and nation as a whole. The hospital would like to make an effort to provide the community with as much information in the clearest way possible, particularly to those in our community that lack opportunity or access to information in a digital format only. The following are recent and important changes that have been made at Bay Area Hospital and information about donations of supplies: 

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Bay Area Hospital Accepting Donations of Particular Items {0:20}

Coos Bay, March 20, 2020: Bay Area Hospital is actively accepting donations of masking and protective eyewear equipment, respirators, nitrile gloves, hand sanitizer, and cleaning wipes from private or commercial entities at this time. The hospital is also accepting donations of sewn face masks (hospital-approved pattern is attached at the bottom of the press release) from the general community. While Bay Area Hospital’s inventory supply is adequate at this time for routine operations, there is an anticipated increase in need for these supplies. 

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Bay Area Hospital Makes Changes and Implements New Policies {0:20}

Coos Bay, March 20, 2020: Bay Area Hospital has made the decision to start delaying non-urgent surgeries. After consulting with our medical staff leaders, and in response to requests from our State and National health leaders, the decision was made yesterday to preserve our resources, such as staff and personal protective equipment (PPE) so that the hospital will have those resources available to provide high quality care to critically ill patients. Procedures to be delayed at this time include those in the operating room, catheter lab, and diagnostic imaging where the hospital continues to utilize PPE resources.

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UPDATE: Changes to Kids’ HOPE Center April Events {0:19}

Coos Bay, March 19, 2020: Bay Area Hospital’s Kids’ HOPE Center traditionally holds three annual events in the month of April: a Benefit Dinner, Pinwheels for Prevention planting, and Family Fun Day. As of today, the following decisions have been made regarding the three above-mentioned events:

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Kids’ HOPE Center Plants Pinwheels for Child Abuse Awareness Month {0:12}

Coos Bay, March 12, 2020: Bay Area Hospital’s Kids’ HOPE Center holds an annual Pinwheels for Prevention event to create awareness surrounding Child Abuse Awareness Month in April. This year’s planting will be held at the Kids’ HOPE Center located at 1925 Thompson Road, Coos Bay on Wednesday, April 1, 2020 from 12:00-1:00 p.m. The media and community members are invited to attend and support the work of the Kids’ HOPE Center, and bring continued awareness to the issue of child abuse in Coos County and across the nation. 

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Bay Area Hospital Installs Drug Disposal Box {0:10}

Coos Bay, March 10, 2020: Bay Area Hospital has installed a permanent receptacle in the entrance to the Emergency Room as a place where community members can properly dispose of unused or extra prescription drugs at any time. The hospital has been part of the Drug Disposal Coalition since it was formed in 2015. This group is comprised of Bay Area Hospital, North Bend Medical Center, Coos Health & Wellness, and Advanced Health with support from the Coos Bay and North Bend Police Departments, the Coos Bay Fire Department, the South Coast Interagency Narcotics Team (SCINT), and the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA). 

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FREE Arthritis, Hip and Knee Pain Seminar- SAVE THE DATE {0:14}

Coos Bay, February 14, 2020: Bay Area Hospital’s Joint Replacement Destination Center is hosting a free seminar on arthritis, hip and knee pain on Friday, February 28 from 4:00-5:00 p.m. at the hospital’s Community Health & Education Center (CHEC). 

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Save the Date: Kids’ HOPE Center to Host Benefit Dinner {0:6}

Coos Bay, February 6, 2020: Bay Area Hospital’s Kids’ HOPE Center will be hosting Light Up the Night, a benefit dinner seeing all proceeds going to support the Kids’ HOPE Center on Friday, April 3, 2020 from 5:00-8:00 p.m. at The Mill Casino. 

 

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Bay Area Hospital’s Community Foundation Opens 2020 Grant Cycle {0:5}

Coos Bay, February 5, 2020: Bay Area Hospital’s Community Foundation is accepting applications for community improvement grants. The deadline to apply for a grant is March 1, 2020. Each year the Foundation awards grants to local organizations working in collaborative ways to further the hospital’s mission of improving the health of our community. 

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Save the Date: Bright Beginnings Learning Center to Host Fundraising Dinner {0:28}

Coos Bay, January 28, 2020: Bright Beginnings Learning Center, Bay Area Hospital’s new childcare center, will be hosting A Bright Night, a fundraising dinner to benefit Bright Beginnings on Saturday, February 8, 2020 from 6:00-8:00 p.m. at the Coach House Restaurant and Lounge. Tickets cost $70 to include an appetizer, entrée, silent auction, and raise the paddle and heads or tails games. 

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Teddy Bears to Be Collected for Bay Area Hospital’s Pediatric Unit and Kids’ HOPE Center {0:22}

Coos Bay, January 22, 2019: The Junior Chamber of Commerce at Southwestern Oregon Community College (SWOCC) will hold its 4th annual Teddy Bear Toss to benefit Bay Area Hospital’s Pediatric Unit and Kids’ HOPE Center on Saturday, February 22, 2020 inside the Prosper Hall Gym at SWOCC during the men’s basketball game versus the PCC Panthers starting at 4:00 p.m. 

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Bay Area Hospital Receives ACC Chest Pain Center with Primary PCI Accreditation {0:20}

Coos Bay, January 10, 2020 — The American College of Cardiology has recognized Bay Area Hospital for its demonstrated expertise and commitment in treating patients with chest pain. Bay Area Hospital was awarded Chest Pain Center Accreditation with Primary PCI in November 2019 based on rigorous onsite evaluation of the staff’s ability to evaluate, diagnose and treat patients who may be experiencing a heart attack.     

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Bay Area Hospital Names New Chief Human Resources Officer {0:7}

Coos Bay, January 7, 2020: Bay Area Hospital is pleased to announce that Clay England has accepted the offer to act as the hospital’s Chief Human Resources Officer. He has been serving in an interim role since July 2019, after the retirement of his predecessor in April. England is excited about expanding and improving workforce development at Bay Area Hospital to make it the best place to work for current and future employees.

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Bay Area Hospital Opens Bright Beginnings Learning Center {0:31}

Coos Bay, December 31, 2019: Bay Area Hospital is opening a new childcare center, Bright Beginnings Learning Center, to serve hospital employees starting Monday, January 6, 2020. A ribbon cutting ceremony and open house will be held on Friday, January 3, 2020 at 5:30 p.m. at the new childcare center located at 250 Hull Street, Coos Bay, for Bay Area Hospital employees, and invited community leaders and government officials.  

The idea of a childcare center has swirled around Bay Area Hospital since the 1980’s, but the idea has finally come to fruition thanks to a grant the hospital received from the Ford Family Foundation. On opening day, Bright Beginnings will provide care for 56 infants, toddlers, and preschoolers of employees; at capacity Bright Beginnings can accommodate more than 100 children, which will enable the Center to provide additional childcare slots in the future.  

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South Coast Ecosystem Selects St. Charles Health System as Epic Community Partner {0:16}

Coos Bay, December 16, 2019: The South Coast Ecosystem is planning to launch Epic, its new electronic health record (EHR) system through a partnership with St. Charles Health System (St. Charles). Epic is a widely used health record system, which will provide an integrated technology platform for clinicians, patients, and staff that will allow them to work collaboratively to improve patient care, innovate healthcare delivery, and achieve financial health. Many Oregonians have a health record in Epic, and many south coast patients who are transferred to Eugene or Portland are treated in facilities that use Epic.

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Kids’ HOPE Center Reaches Training Goal {0:20}

 Coos Bay, November 20, 2019: The Kids’ HOPE Center, the Child Abuse Intervention Center for Coos County under the Bay Area Hospital umbrella, has surpassed their goal to train five percent of the residents of Coos County in Darkness to Light, a child sex abuse prevention training, in three years. The Kids’ HOPE Center provides an important and necessary service in Coos County, as it has some of the highest rates of child abuse in the state of Oregon.

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Free Educational Seminar on Arthritis and Hip and Knee Pain- Save the Date {0:11}

Coos Bay, November 11, 2019: Bay Area Hospital’s Joint Replacement Destination Center is hosting a free educational seminar on arthritis and hip and knee pain on Saturday, November 16 from 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. at North Bend Medical Center.  

The public is invited to attend this free seminar and learn about the anatomy of the hip and knee, common causes of joint pain, and some simple steps to take to lessen the likelihood of a hip or knee injury. The presentation will be followed by a Q&A session with the hospital’s Orthopaedic Navigator nurse. 
 
Please reserve your spot in this free seminar by calling (541) 267-1978. 

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Holiday Craft Fair- Save the Date {0:6}

Coos Bay, November 6, 2019: Bay Area Hospital is hosting a free Holiday Craft Fair on Friday, December 6 from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. in our Myrtle, Pine, and Cedar conference rooms on the first floor near the cafeteria. The public is invited to attend and purchase crafts for sale created by hospital staff, their family members, retirees, and our Auxiliary volunteers.  

 

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Free Head and Neck Cancer Screening- Save the Date {0:23}

Coos Bay, September 23, 2019: Bay Area Hospital is hosting a free Head and Neck Cancer Screening on Saturday, October 19 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. in the hospital’s first floor lobby. The public is invited to attend this free screening where Bay Area Hospital staff, in conjunction with volunteer community healthcare providers will be on hand to answer questions and provide information on how to prevent head and neck cancers. 

Head and neck cancers can affect your ability to speak, eat, drink, and swallow; however, if they are found early, they can be successfully treated. Screening is quick, easy, and painless. 
 

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HPV Cancer Prevention Session- SAVE THE DATE {0:18}

 Bay Area Hospital is hosting a free human papillomavirus (HPV) Q&A Prevention Session on Thursday, September 26 from 5:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. at the Community Health and Education Center in North Bend. The public is invited to attend this free session for information and to answer questions parents may have regarding vaccinating their children (boys and girls).

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Toni Poole Honored by BAH Community Foundation {0:3}

 The Bay Area Hospital Community Foundation was pleased to honor Toni Poole as the recipient of this year’s 11th annual John Whitty Award for Excellence. The award recognizes individuals dedicated to improving the health and well-being in our community. Past recipients of this award include Stephanie Kilmer, Dr. James Martin, Joan and Tom Stamper, Joan Verger, Dr. Wayne Murray, Dr. Steven and Eva Shimotakahara, Lindi Quinn, Dr. Oded Shulsinger, Rudy Juul, and John Whitty.

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Family Fun Day 2019 {0:3}

 Bay Area Hospital and the Kids' HOPE Center invite you to bring the kids to Family Fun Day on Saturday, April 27!

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Community Foundation Accepting Grant Applications {0:22}

 Coos Bay, January 21, 2019: The Bay Area Hospital Community Foundation is accepting applications for Community Grants. The deadline to apply is March 1. Each year the Foundation awards grants to local organizations working in innovative, collaborative ways to further our mission of improving the health of our community every day. 

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Security Investigation Given the All Clear {0:22}

Coos Bay, January 21, 2019: Earlier this morning, Bay Area Hospital was on lock down to investigate a possible security event in the back parking lot. Police have given the all clear and hospital operations have returned to normal. We would like to thank our local law enforcement for their prompt response. Patient care was not impacted by the investigation. 

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Bay Area Hospital Under new Leadership {0:16}

 Bay Area Hospital is proud to welcome new President and Chief Executive Officer, Brian Moore. Moore was selected by the Bay Area Hospital Board of Directors after a nationwide search and assumed leadership of the hospital on January 2. He comes to the South Coast with more than 18 years of hospital leadership experience, most recently serving as CEO at St. Mary-Corwin Medical Center in Pueblo, Colorado.

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Teddy Bear Toss Benefits BAH’s Pediatric Unit and Kids’ Hope Center {0:16}

 The third annual Teddy Bear Toss to Benefit local children will take place March 2 at Prosper Gym Hall.

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Make Someone Smile Week 2018 {0:18}

 North Bend, OR July 17, 2018: Our community has been chosen to participate in Teleflora’s Make Someone Smile Week. It’s one of the floral industry’s leading charitable projects. Throughout the week of July 23, hundreds of deserving people in Coos County and more than 30 thousand people across the country will receive floral arrangements in Teleflora’s signature yellow happy face mugs. 

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BAH Community Foundation Honors Stephanie Kilmer {0:22}

The Bay Area Hospital Community Foundation named Stephanie Kilmer the recipient of the 10th annual John Whitty Award for Excellence. Kilmer has lived in Coos Bay since she was a young child, and her presence and hard work have made a lasting impact on the community. 

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Scheduled Phone Outage at Bay Area Hospital {0:16}

Coos Bay, May 14, 2018: Bay Area Hospital would like to inform the public of a phone outage scheduled for Tuesday, May 22 at 9 p.m. The hospital will be conducting a phone system upgrade at that time, and all hospital phones will be inoperable for approximately one hour.

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Drug Disposal Coalition Collects 319 Pounds of Unused Medication {0:26}

 Coos Bay, April 19, 2018:  The Annual Drug Take Back, sponsored by the Drug Disposal Coalition took place last weekend. Approximately 319 pounds of unused medication were collected, and for the first time, injectable medication or “sharps” were accepted as well. Hundreds of needles and syringes were collected at the four hour event.

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Free Presentation: Cancer Survivorship Transitions {0:26}

 Coos Bay, April 26, 2018: Bay Area Hospital and OHSU Knight Cancer Institute present Cancer Survivorship Transitions, a free learning opportunity for the public. The Manager of Support Services at OHSU Knight Cancer Institute, Susan Hedland, MSW, LCSW, OSW-C will be the speaker. 

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Family Fun Day 2018 {0:24}

Coos Bay, April 24, 2018:  Bay Area Hospital’s Kids’ HOPE Center invites you to gather the kids and come to 15th annual Family Fun Day, Saturday April 28. Activities include a one mile and 5k walk/run, barbeque lunch, cake walk, ice cream, music, free fishing for children 11 and under (all other ages require a fishing license), and much more. And everything is completely free!

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Kids’ HOPE Center Receives Coquille Tribal Grant {0:19}

 The Kids’ HOPE Center got a big boost from the Coquille Tribal Community Fund. The center received a $15,000 grant this month. A portion of the grant funds ($3,000) will help cover expenses for Family Fun Day, which will take place on April 28 at John Topits Park. The rest of the money will enhance community outreach efforts at the center. 

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Teddy Bear Toss Smashes Goals {0:19}

The third annual Teddy Bear Toss took place last weekend, and the community response was overwhelming. Organizers hoped to collect at least 400 teddy bears to donate to the Bay Area Hospital Pediatric Unit and the Kids’ HOPE Center. Instead, 868 stuffed animals were collected thanks to the hard work of SWOCC’s Junior Chamber of Commerce and Education Club as well as the generosity of the community. 

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Cow Creek Tribe Awards Grant to Kids’ HOPE Center {0:12}

The Kids’ HOPE Center in Coos Bay has been awarded a $5,000 grant to help educate local students with age appropriate instruction on child sexual abuse prevention, healthy relationships, and goal setting. In 2015, the Oregon State Legislator passed SB 856, requiring schools to provide such training to students K-12. Due to financial issues, no Coos County School has fully met the requirements of the new law, but this grant puts the Coos Bay School District one step closer to implementing the “Safer, Smarter, Schools!” curriculum. The Cow Creek Umpqua Indian Foundation presented the grant to Kids’ HOPE program director JoAnne Shorb at a ceremony on Tuesday.  

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Bay Area Hospital Grant Process Open Now {0:8}

 Local non-profits are encouraged to apply for BAH Community Foundation grants by March 1, 2018.

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BAH Community Foundation Honors Local Psychiatrist {0:15}

 Coos Bay Psychiatrist, Dr. James Martin is being honored for his dedication to the health and wellbeing of our community. On Friday, August 11, the Bay Area Hospital Community Foundation presented Martin with the John Whitty Award for Excellence. 

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Kids’ HOPE Center Receives Surprise Grant from NW Natural Gas {0:17}

 The Kids’ HOPE Center is pleased to have received a $2,500 grant from NW Natural Gas. The surprise contribution was presented to the Kids’ HOPE Center, earlier this month, at a community luncheon hosted by NW Natural Gas.

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Coos County Participates in Make Someone Smile Week {0:13}

 Our community has been chosen to participate in Teleflora’s Make Someone Smile Week. It’s one of the floral industry’s leading charitable projects. Throughout the week of July 16, hundreds of deserving people in Coos County and more than 30 thousand people across the country will receive floral arrangements in Teleflora’s signature yellow happy face mugs. 

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Local Child Donates to Kids’ HOPE Center for Birthday {0:11}

  In lieu of birthday presents, an 8 year old girl in Coos County has been requesting donations for the Kids’ HOPE Center. 

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Two Bay Area Hospital Nurses Win Nurse of the Year Awards {0:6}

Two Bay Area Hospital Nurses were honored at the 7th Annual March of Dimes Nurse of the Year Awards on June 2. A total of 570 nurses from Oregon and Southwest Washington were nominated, but just 17 were named Nurse of the Year. Bay Area Hospital’s Amy Baxter and Kristy Blair won top honors, while 18 other BAH nurses claimed nominations.

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Kids’ Hope Center Gets Support from Pacific Power Foundation {0:16}

 The Kids’ HOPE Center has been awarded a $2,000 grant from the Pacific Power Foundation to support the 2017 Family Fun Day and Race for the Kids. On April 29, the Kids’ Hope Center hosted the 14th annual Family Fun Day, which attracted an estimated 1,200 people. 

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Investing in a Healthy South Coast {0:11}

Bay Area Hospital Community Foundation awards $467,728 to local groups and organizations

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BAH Community Foundation Awards Record Total of Grants {0:4}

 On May 11, the Bay Area Hospital Community Foundation will honor 33 programs and organizations that have demonstrated their dedication to improving health and quality of life on the South Coast. Every year, the foundation gives financial gifts to agencies that advance the hospital’s mission, but this is a record breaking year for community grants

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Bay Area Hospital Adds Joint Replacement Destination Center {0:13}

Bay Area Hospital is proud to announce the opening of the new Joint Replacement Destination Center. The center caters specifically to knee and hip replacement patients and aims for exceptional patient experiences and superior clinical outcomes.

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Comm. Foundation Grant App Deadline Nears {0:27}

The time to apply for the next round of grants is now. Applications are due by March 1, 2017.If you belong to, or know of, an organization committed to improving the health and well-being of the local community - and one that strives for regional health care excellence – they invite you to take a moment to download an application from the hospital’s website and return the completed materials before the March 1 deadline. (Note: only one application per organization will be accepted.)

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Coquille Tribal Community Fund helps Kids' HOPE {0:15}

Kids’ HOPE Center will be able to help provide some of the basic needs facing children and their families when they walk through our doors, thanks to a $2,000 grant from the Coquille Tribal Community Fund.

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BAH grant application deadline approaches! {0:22}

Bay Area Hospital is committed to the mission of “Improving the Health of Our Community Every Day.” To further that effort, BAH Community Foundation grants are awarded annually to local non-profit organizations that share that desire to improve the overall health and well-being of our community.

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Cow Creek Tribe helps KHC shine ‘Light’ {0:11}

The Kids’ HOPE Center in Coos Bay has been awarded a $3,500 grant to help train Coos County citizens to be able to spot the telltale signs of child sexual abuse, and what to do once those signs have been discovered.

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Bay Area Hospital, Prefontaine Cardiovascular Imaging Center receives Echocardiography accreditation by Intersocietal Accreditation Commission {0:23}

Cardiovascular diseases are the No. 1 cause of death in the United States. On average, one American dies every 39 seconds of cardiovascular disease – disorders of the heart and blood vessels. The American Heart Association estimates that the direct and indirect cost for cardiovascular disease in the U.S. for 2010 was $503.2 billion.

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Expanded cardiology services come to the South Coast {0:21}

Patients with heart rhythm disorders will now be able to receive a higher level of care closer to home, with the addition of on-site electrophysiologists to the Bay Area Hospital’s Prefontaine Cardiovascular Center.

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Hospital Wins Chest Pain Credential {0:14}

Bay Area Hospital has achieved national accreditation for its rapid, effective response to severe heart attacks.

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Simulator Hones Nurses’ Pediatric Skills {0:13}

Training sessions at Bay Area Hospital are a little more vivid since the arrival of a startlingly realistic infant mannequin.

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Kids’ Hope Center & the Community gets charged up with a $5,000 Pacific Power Foundation grant {0:26}

A grant from the Pacific Power Foundation will help “Darkness to Light, Stewards of Children”, by supporting this community education effort regarding childhood sexual abuse.

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Kids’ Hope Center Announces Pinwheel Planting to Bring Awareness during National Child Abuse Prevention & Awareness Month {0:26}

The Bay Area Hospital, Kids’ Hope Center together with the District Attorney’s Office, local law enforcement agencies and the community will be planting 248 pinwheels in front of the Center on Wednesday, April 1st at 1:00 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 a child seen at the Center in 2014.

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Piano Brings Grandeur to Hospital Lobby {0:9}

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 {0:2}

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 {0:10}

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 {0:7}

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 {0:2}

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 {0:26}

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 {0:26}

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 {0:24}

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

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Foundation honors retired senator {0:12}

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

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Grace and grit {0:12}

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

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Quotes About Sen. Joanne Verger {0:12}

“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 {0:14}

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 {0:11}

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 {0:10}

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” {0:3}

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 {0:29}

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 {0:29}

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 {0:7}

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 {0:7}

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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Bay Area Hospital Announces Pinwheel {0:25}

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 {0:3}

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 {0:7}

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 {0:23}

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 {0:4}

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’ {0:29}

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 {0:17}

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 {0:15}

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 {0:10}

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 {0:26}

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 {0:25}

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 {0:23}

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 {0:3}

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 {0:29}

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 {0:20}

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 {0:24}

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 {0:24}

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 {0:26}

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 {0:12}

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 {0:1}

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 {0:11}

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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