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Women’s and children’s health care

The challenge:

Mothers and children have unique health care needs that impact whole families. Safely welcoming a baby into the world is one of the most important moments in a family’s life, and children require specialized pediatric facilities and care designed for them that prioritizes emotional and psychological support. Babies, children and mothers in Asante’s largely rural nine-county region deserve exceptional care, close to home.

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The solution:

Asante must grow its capacity and ability to keep families close to home and provide wrap-around care that supports babies, children and families as they navigate difficult medical challenges.

Where we are now:

In February 2024, Asante opened the doors to the new Olsrud Family Women’s and Children’s Hospital at Asante Rogue Regional Medical Center. This state-of-the-art facility offers:

  • The first Newborn Intensive Care Unit on the west coast to offer licensed Couplet Care, providing private NICU rooms for postpartum mothers and their baby
  • 16 private, single-patient pediatric rooms
  • Child Life active room and Child Life quiet room where kids can be kids, even in the hospital
  • The new Binette Family Birth Center with expanded labor and delivery rooms with laboring tubs, stunning views and ample room for family, and an OB emergency department that provides 24/7 specialist care
  • A new pediatric oncology and infusion clinic with the only pediatric cancer care between Sacramento and Portland
  • A Pediatric Assessment and Therapy Services clinic
  • 24/7 care by a team pediatric hospitalists and specialized pediatric nurses
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What’s next:

The building is just the beginning. The vision going forward is simple: to realize the full potential of this incredible new facility by growing the programs and supporting the people inside.

  • Sustain Asante’s pediatric oncology care and ensure children in our region can continue to receive the very best cancer care close to home
  • Grow a robust Child Life program that includes a team of Child Life Specialists who help emotionally and psychologically support children and families through the trauma of being in the hospital.
  • Provide special programs, activity and art carts, game systems, “poke prizes” and comfort items for kids and families
  • Invest in pediatric nursing education and training
  • Directly support families by helping with rent and mortgage payments, grocery and travel expenses and other needs through patient Compassion Funds

How you can help:

Charitable gifts of every size make a difference.

For more information, to give or to join our efforts in women’s and children’s health:
Contact Jennifer Ryen
(541) 789-5474 or send an email

Asante Women's & Children's Health Campaign Initiative

As a community, we’re stronger together.”

—Matt Stephenson, President/CEO, Rogue Credit Union