Monthly Archives: May 2017

Caffeine Overdose?

I don’t know if you read about this story recently, but here is a quick recap. Over the course of two hours, a 16-year-old South Carolina teenager consumed 3 different caffeinated drinks. The abundance of caffeine in the teenager’s system caused a deadly heart arrhythmia that ultimately ended his life. The official coroner’s report has

McMinnville Surgical Associates has Moved

Office of Sandeep Kumar, MD, Steven Giss, MD, and Guillermo Higa, MD May 22, 2017- McMinnville Surgical Associates (MSA) has moved across the parking lot. The NEW office of Dr.’s Sandeep Kumar, Steven Giss, and Guillermo Higa is now adjacent to the McMinnville Internal Medicine (MIM) clinic located on the Chemeketa Community College McMinnville Campus.

Oh Man My Throat Was Sore

Last week I told you guys about my daughter’s fever and illness, and like many of you could probably guess, she passed that along to both her brother and myself. Her brother’s fever peaked at 104.7 (yes, I know… crazy high right!?!?), but the most uncomfortable part of this illness for me was the accompanying

NEW Plastic & Reconstructive Surgeon Joins Medical Staff

  Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon joins WVMC Medical Staff May 15, 2017- McMinnville, OR- Willamette Valley Medical Center is pleased to announce the addition of a new physician to our medical staff, Dr. Manuel Gigena, a Board Certified Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon and a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons. Growing up in Argentina, Dr. Manuel

A Fever on Friday

My wife goes to wake her up to get ready for school and she is burning hot, the kind of hot that you can feel radiating through her pajamas. She says her throat hurts and she doesn’t feel good. Looks like somebody isn’t going to school today. She shuffles out to the living room and

We are 688 STRONG

National Hospital Week celebrates hospitals; Willamette Valley Medical Center wants to celebrate the women and men who support the health and well-being of our community through dedication and compassionate care from the heart. Thank you! We are #688STRONG

A Thank You To Our Emergency Department

A few days ago I made a visit to our emergency room as a patient. Well, I actually wasn’t the patient, my wife was, but for the first time I got to experience our emergency department while being on the other side of the curtain. From the moment we sat down at the admitting window,

WVMC has Special Visitors

Dayton Elementary D.A.S.H. Students Come to Visit   It’s not every day that our hospital gets inundated with 30 kindergarten through fifth graders, but when it does happen, it brightens up the entire hospital. This last week WVMC was fortunate enough to host the Dayton Elementary “DASH” program. “Dayton Activities for Students Health” or D.A.S.H,

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