Peace Harbor Hospital - Florence Oregon

Peace Harbor Hospital is the largest employer in Florence Oregon providing a 21 bed acute care facility and a Level IV Trauma Center making Florence an ideal location for retirees wishing to move to the Oregon Coast.

Peace Health, a health care ministry of the Sisters of St. Joseph operates Sacred Heart Medical Center in nearby Eugene along with three other hospitals in Alaska and Washington . In the late 1980's Peace Health's governing board and Florence community leaders launched a fund campaign to raise $500,000 from local residents to construct a new hospital. They succeeded in raising $1,200,000.00 in short order and Peace Harbor Hospital opened in July 1989.

By the mid 90's Peace Health formed Health Associates of Peace Harbor, a multi-specialty medical group.

Peace Health has been consistently named one of the 100 Most Wired Hospitals and Health Systems by Hospitals & Health Networks magazine since 1999, most recently in 2003. Peace Harbor Hospital is unusually well-equipped to deal with life-threatening emergencies, despite its small size. Patients have access to the latest imaging technology, including a spiral CT scanner; in an emergency, those scans can be read instantly by a radiologist miles away, thanks to teleradiology. The Emergency Department can administer thrombolytics - "clot-busting" drugs - to patients experiencing a heart attack, and physicians can later monitor the patient's vital signs with a wireless, centralized monitoring system.

The medical staff includes more than 60 resident and visiting physicians representing 17 medical and surgical specialties.

Home Health - Individualized in-home care for patients of all ages, from newborns to seniors. Nursing, therapy, hospice, and home infusion services are coordinated by your own physician. Staff includes specially trained nurses, therapists, medical social workers, and home health aides. Medicare certified and Joint Commission accredited.

For more information telephone (541) 997-8412. Information provided by: http://www.peacehealth.org/Siuslaw/.

Peace Harbor Hospital is located on 9th St. with senior assisted living nearby.

To find housing in the area of the hospital you would look in the Florence Oregon Townsection.

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