St. Mary Parish
John Pearson of the St. Mary Parish men’s club gives check to Florence hospice volunteer Eunice Tevlin.
St. Mary Parish
John Pearson of the St. Mary Parish men’s club gives check to Florence hospice volunteer Eunice Tevlin.
FLORENCE — The men’s club and Knights of Columbus from St. Mary, Our Lady of the Dunes Parish here has given a donation to Peace Harbor Hospice. The men gave a check of $685 this fall.  

John Pearson, secretary/treasurer of the parish men’s club, gave the check to Eunice Tevlin, who has been a volunteer at the local hospice for 19 years.

In other health care news, PeaceHealth Sacred Heart Medical Center in Springfield is taking part in a national clinical trial to fine a cure for heart attacks that come after surgery. About one in 10 people who get an operation that is not on the heart have an attack shortly after.  

And for the second consecutive year, Sacred Heart has been recognized by the American College of Surgeons for good outcomes after surgery. Sacred Heart is one of only 14 hospitals to receive this recognition for two or more consecutive years.

Surgeons performed 14,648 procedures at the hospital in 2013.  
Providence Health and Services has earned some recognition, too. The American College of Radiology lauded the x-ray, ultrasounds, mammography, MRI and other imaging work at Providence Portland Medical Center. It’s the first time this prize was earned on the west coast. Providence officials say they are working to get the same level of imaging at all seven Oregon hospitals.

Meanwhile, Becker’s Hospital Review named Providence’s neurology and neurosurgery care as among the best in the nation. Becker’s placed Providence St. Vincent on its list of top 100 hospitals with neurosurgery and spine programs.