Monthly Archives: January 2018


Severe flu season continues

Severe flu season continues Story Credit: News Register. By Nicole Montesano • Staff Writer • January 29, 2018 Influenza cases in Oregon, as in much of the nation, are above anything seen in recent years. The predominance of one of the more virulent strains of the virus, that has meant an especially severe flu season this year. Two children, both younger

52 Years of Service

We  are so happy to see Lucille Kuhn back in the unit that she originally opened many years ago, Short Stay. Although she is not back as a nurse, she has joined the WVMC Volunteers Guild and will be helping out in the unit a couple times a week. She has never been one for

“You care about me?”

" You care about me?" It was chilly fall evening when a patient presented to the ER via police, for concern of inability to care for herself after her boyfriend was arrested. Previous encounters with this patient lead staff to believe that she was choosing to be homeless, as it was reported that she walked

YES for Healthcare in Oregon

HOSPITALS GRATIFIED BY MEASURE 101 VICTORY! News Release from Oregon Assn. of Hospitals and Health Systems (OAHHS) Lake Oswego, OR- Feb. 23, 2018 -- The Oregon Association of Hospitals and Health Systems (OAHHS) issued the following statement celebrating the passage of Measure 101 tonight. OAHHS, which represents all of Oregon's 62 community hospitals, was a

Flu Flu Everywhere

Flu Flu Everywhere It’s been all over my Facebook timeline this week. It’s all over the Internet and the news. It was the topic of conversation when we went for Chinese food on Wednesday night. Many of my family members have gotten it, some even twice! Every year we all prepare for the flu season,

Heartbroken & Grieving

Last week my wife and I said goodbye to our best friend of nearly 13 years. His name was Poopaloo. I’ve blogged about him several times over the years. We got married at the courthouse in Portland on a Friday, honeymooned in Lincoln City for the weekend, and picked up our puppy on Sunday. He

When are your kids  too sick to go to school

We have all been there, asking ourselves when should we send our kids to school and when should we keep them home? Students should be excluded from school if they exhibit: Fever greater than 100.5 degrees Vomiting Stiff neck or a headache with fever Any rash with or without fever Unusual behavior change, such as irritability, lethargy,

The Flu Hits Oregon Hard

Story from Statesman Journal More than 120 Oregonians were hospitalized for flu-related ailments the week ending Dec. 23. That's up from 85 cases the week prior. Oregon is one of 36 states nationwide reporting high levels of a flu outbreak, according to the U.S. Center for Disease Control. It doesn't help that this year's flu vaccination has not

Start with 5 Pounds

Happy New Year everyone!!! Every year on this day, many of us begin our new year's resolutions. Whether it's committing to a new diet, starting to exercise, or getting more organized, we all look for areas where we would like to improve our daily performance and set some new goals for the new year. I

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