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Medical center recognized for preparing for stroke victims; professor will talk on microbes in vineyards

PNMC recognized for its efforts to quickly treat stroke patients

Newberg's hospital recently received a prestigious award from a pair of national associations.

According to a release, Providence Newberg Medical Center received the Get With the Guidelines/Stroke Gold Plus Achievement Award from the American heart and American stroke associations.

The award, the release said, recognizes the medical center's "commitment to ensuring stroke patients receive the most appropriate treatment according to nationally recognized, research-based guidelines based on the latest scientific evidence."

"Receiving this award is a special honor for the doctors and caregivers of Providence Newberg, who dedicate themselves each day in providing the best care for our patients," PNMC Chief Executive Joe Yoder said. "As a hospital that is continuously improving, this recognition exemplifies our commitment to excellence — and our dedication to seek even higher standards of excellence in caring for our patients."

To earn the recognition, PNMC met measures of quality developed to reduce the time between the patient's arrival and treatment with blood clot-busting medications, with "the goal of speeding recovery and reducing death and disability for stroke patients," the release said.

Talk will explore microbes impacts on vineyards

A professor at Linfield University will explore microbes and their relationship to oenology at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 18, in a talk headlined "Microbial Terroir: A Sense of Place for Microbes in the Vineyard."

Jeremy Weisz, an associate professor and chairman of the school's department of biology, will speak via Zoom video conference in the next installment of Linfield's faculty lecture series. Pre-registration is required at https://bit.ly/38DhJbx and a schedule of future lectures is available at https://bit.ly/38zGBkx.

A member of the faculty for the past decade, Weisz will discuss how "bacteria and fungi influence the composition of their microbial communities," a release said, adding that the expert on microbial biology will share the results of several years of research on microbial terroir in the Willamette Valley, where he examined how geography and viticulture combine to give vineyards "a unique sense of place."

For more information, call the Linfield office of academic affairs at 503-883-2224.


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