Since 1973, physicians at Asante Rogue Regional Medical Center have performed more than 21,100 open-heart surgeries and nearly 20,000 coronary interventions, and have implanted more than 12,200 pacemakers and defibrillators. That’s a lot of hearts!

Building upon the already nationally-recognized program, the new pavilion and renovated space at Asante Rogue Regional will be home to new cardiac facilities. This will take these services to another level, serving our community for decades to come. You can help. 

In honor of American Heart Month and Valentine’s Day, make a gift in honor of someone you love or schedule a briefing about the cardiac care expansion today

Thom’s story

Thom Green and David Blanchard were stunned when they heard the news about Thom’s heart: He would need a quadruple bypass, which meant open-heart surgery.

The 70-year-old Klamath Falls couple had been active hikers until Thom started getting winded when going up hills. They turned to Southern Oregon Cardiology and Asante Rogue Regional Medical Center’s award-winning Heart Center for Thom’s care.

“Everyone was so professional and courteous and caring each step of the way,” Thom says, adding each member of the team thoroughly explained what they were about to do. “I knew what to expect, so nothing shocked me. I never felt afraid the whole time because I thought, everyone knows what they’re doing, so what better hands can I be in?”

“My impression of everyone down there was, they were confident. And prepared. And experienced. It was almost palpable,” says David, Thom’s partner of 36 years.

Interested in more? 

Attend this webinar, hosted by Dr. Dauterman of Southern Oregon Cardiology.