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Providence supports patients through palliative care

April 26, 2013

Providence is committed to palliative care and addressing the needs patients in the Columbia Gorge. Thanks to a two-year, $170,000 grant from the Cambia Foundation, Providence can now care for more patients through the development of a comprehensive palliative care program.

Hood River medical residency training program improves patient access in the gorge

April 19, 2013

Four new physicians, improved health care for the poor and vulnerable and an emphasis on access to primary care are all part of an exciting new program beginning in the Columbia Gorge this summer.

Providence Hood River named one of the nation's best - again

March 15, 2013

For the second consecutive year, Providence Hood River Memorial Hospital has been named one of the “Top 100 Critical Access Hospitals” in the country by iVantage Health Analytics, a health care business intelligence and technology company.

Providence Hospice of the Gorge partner to lead culturally sensitive care presentation at national conference

February 05, 2013

Providence Hospice of the Gorge will be featured at the annual National Palliative Care Congress for their innovative program that provides palliative care and end-of-life education to the Latino community.

Super-boost your immune system this winter

January 04, 2013

To make sure you don’t get caught with your guard down,Molly Olson, M.D., shares the three most important things your immune system needs from you to stay in top fighting condition.

Providence Brookside Manor passes state survey with a perfect score

October 31, 2012

Providence Brookside Manor is surveyed every two years to ensure compliance with state regulations. Three surveyors arrived on Monday, Oct. 29 to conduct the unannounced survey.

Cardiac device check-ups now available in Hood River

August 29, 2012

Columbia Gorge Heart Clinic offers cardiac device check-up services locally.

Providence Dethman Manor receives $1.25 million in grants to fund "home makeover"

July 21, 2012

Residents ofProvidence Dethman Manor will soon be enjoying a renewed home, thanks to a $1.25 million grant from Oregon Housing and Community Services.

Providence Bedpan Open is a Swinging Success

July 14, 2012

The 21st annual Providence Bedpan Open golf tournament at Indian Creek Golf Course raised more than $17,000 for the Jane Mellor Youth Dental Voucher Program.

Pilot program offers relief for chemo patients

June 22, 2012

Chemotherapy infusion patients in Hood River can now meet with a pharmacist during each treatment, thanks to a new pilot program aimed at improving patient safety and reducing medication side effects. A $20,000 grant from Cardinal Health to Providence Hood River Memorial Hospital supports the program, which is also expected to reduce health care costs overall for these patients.

Gorge cardiologists make local history: New services now available at Providence Hood River Memorial Hospital

June 11, 2012

Cardiac history is being made in the Columbia River Gorge as Providence cardiologists Kathy Grewe, M.D., and Robert Florek, M.D., complete a series of heart “firsts.” Since their arrival in February, Dr. Grewe and Dr. Florek have successfully performed two different procedures – all first-time events for Providence Hood River Memorial Hospital.

Woman Uses Stroke Experience to Educate Others

May 02, 2012

When Martha Hoskins planned her lunch with Joan Chapman, she had no idea that a robot would help save her life.

No need to travel for expert cardiac care: cardiologists join Providence

April 18, 2012

We are proud to announce that we will be expanding our cardiology services in the Columbia Gorge. Kathy Grewe, M.D., and Robert Florek, M.D., have joined our Providence Heart Clinic team and will be providing daily cardiology care at the new Columbia Gorge Heart Clinics in Hood River, Ore. and White Salmon, Wash.

Mary Morell feels new energy with first Providence pacemaker

April 06, 2012

The mountain scene paintings by Mary Morell can be found in homes and offices all over Hood River County. Now the retired orchardist has a new claim to fame, and lease on life: She has the first cardiac pacemaker installed at Providence Hood River Memorial Hospital.

Hospice is about living

December 21, 2011

Butch Naumes was heartbroken when he said goodbye to his brother, Patrick Naumes. Their family found solace in sharing quality time at the end with Patrick, who spent his last days in the care of Providence Home Health and Hospice, and family members say they are thankful for the care hospice provides.

Providence Hood River Memorial Hospital Among Nation's Best

October 05, 2011

Providence reached top 100 status from the National Rural Health Association (NRHA) in a first-ever comprehensive rating of such hospitals. Scores were based on market strength, quality, outcomes, patient satisfaction, and financial strength, among other factors.

Providence workers aid patient's son after fire

September 25, 2011

Providence Hood River employees stepped forward to help a patient with more than medical needs.

Providence Brookside Manor residents celebrates with residents and community

September 10, 2011

It’s a patriotic celebration for Providence Brookside Manor residents as they celebration National Assisted Living Week.  Planned activities will bring together residents, families, employees, volunteers and the community.