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Signature Home Health ranks high with customers

CENTRAL POINT — Home health services provider Signature Home Health has earned the second-highest ranking in Oregon by the Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems Home Health Care Survey.

The Home Health Care survey measures the experiences of people receiving home health care from Medicare-certified home health agencies and quality of care information. It weighs patient feedback on an agency's availability of care, communication between patient and clinician, patient willingness to recommend the home health agency's services and takes into account patient demographic questions.

Signature Home Health's center on S. Front Street, administered by Autumn Mercer, placed in the 94th percentile nationally.

Life Bloom Counseling will serve local area

Lois Schlegel has opened Life Bloom Counseling, serving the Medford and Ashland area.

Schlegel has taught parent education and life skill classes and worked with survivors of domestic violence. She is a facilitator for Winterspring's Loss and Mindfulness drop-in group.

Schlegel has interned as a counselor with LaClinica for the past year, treating patients with mental health challenges from depression, anxiety and grief to relational communication problems, job loss, menopause and chronic illness.

She uses cognitive behavior therapy, positive psychology and existential orientations.

Schlegel can be reached at 541-621-6739 or

Female entreprenuers host SOU business expert

Business advisor and trainer Stephanie Hoffman will speak to the Women Entrepreneurs of Southern Oregon Thursday, Oct. 10, at Rogue Regency Inn. The meeting begins at 5:30 p.m.

Hoffman, a member of the SOU Small Business Development Center staff, will discuss how confidence can help overcome uncomfortable and scary situations.

She has worked with more than 400 clients in Northern California and Southern Oregon, sharing creative and low-cost marketing strategies.

Rogue Regency Inn is at 2300 Biddle Road in Medford.

For cost information or to register, call 888-436-2338 or go to

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