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Infectious disease protocols in place at Providence

October 20, 2014
Providence Health & Services is prepared with infectious disease protocols and for the possibility of managing both suspected and confirmed Ebola patients.

Providence Laboratory Services offers Prosigna Breast Cancer Prognostic Gene Signature assay

July 31, 2014
This next generation diagnostic test has robust clinical validation coupled with a unique decentralized delivery model that will reduce turn-around time for results.

Conquer Cancer Foundation honors Providence for excellence in clinical trials research

June 25, 2014

Providence Cancer Center is being honored nationally for its commitment to high-quality clinical trials programs. 

Providence Stroke Center meets the highest standards in care

June 13, 2014

Stroke patients treated at Providence Stroke Center receive some of the best care in the nation. Providence has made the 2012 Target: Stroke Honor Roll.

Providence Brain and Cancer Experts Begin First-In-World Novel Brain Tumor Vaccine Research Trial

May 05, 2014

Fourteen months. That’s the median life expectancy of someone diagnosed with high-grade glioma, the most common primary brain tumor in adults, even with the current standard of treatment. Providence Cancer Center researchers and a Providence Brain and Spine Institute neurosurgeon believe immunotherapy might change that statistic. 

New Orleans-Riverboat trip to seed local scholarship fund

August 12, 2013

New Orleans-Riverboat trip to seed local scholarship fund

Wound care patients and staff receive an upgraded experience from our Foundation donors

August 12, 2013

Wound care patients and staff receive an upgraded experience from our Foundation donors

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.

Providence Hood River named one of the nation's best

March 17, 2013

For the second year in a row, Providence Hood River Memorial Hospital has been named one of the “Top 100 Critical Access Hospitals” in the country by iVantage Health Analytics.

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 coffee shop teaches life skills to local students

March 12, 2013

Walk through the main entrance of Providence Hood River Memorial Hospital, and chances are you will notice the smell of coffee—and the energy of high school students at Sacred Grounds Coffee Shop. The Youth Transition Program at Hood River Valley High School is using the café to provide valuable work experience for youth with barriers to employment.

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.

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.

"A bee saved my life", local woman shares inspiring cancer journey in recognition of Breast Cancer Awareness Month

October 25, 2012

Debbie Clark is allergic to bees. And yet she credits a bee with saving her life.

"Hearts of Gold" shine at annual gala

October 08, 2012

Providence Hood River Memorial Hospital Foundation honors community members through annual Hearts of Gold Gala, which benefits Swindells Resource Center for families of children who have special needs.

Providence Hospice of the Gorge helps children express grief through play

October 05, 2012

Once protected by the reality of death, children are now being encouraged to participate in the grieving process according to a recent article published in The New York Times, Letting Children Share in Grief.

Hood River completes successful Joint Commission survey

August 31, 2012

We have successfully completed a Joint Commission survey this week with excellent results.

Cardiac device check-ups now available in Hood River

August 29, 2012

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

24/7/365 Doctors on-site at Providence Hood River

July 24, 2012

Patients at Providence Hood River now have access to a doctor every minute of every day via hospitalists. Relatively new in the delivery of medicine, doctors in this discipline focus on all patients who are hospitalized. Beginning in August, Providence physiciansRyan Petersen, M.D.,Gary Regalbuto, M.D., andJim Edwards, M.D., will care for patients in the hospital, teach and provide leadership related to hospital care.

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.

Cardiologists make history in the Gorge: 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.

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.

Research offers great hope for advanced melanoma patients

June 06, 2012

Providence Cancer Center researchers study a unique approach, combining radiation and immunotherapy treatments.

International partnership with Bristol-Myers Squibb

May 29, 2012

Providence Cancer Center joins global collaboration, taking cancer treatment research to a new level.

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.

Providence Estate Planning Seminars

May 02, 2012

The Providence Office of Gift Planning is providing a free 90-minute seminar, at several locations, about the basics of wills and estate planning. At each session, a local estate planning attorney will cover topics such as the advantages and disadvantages of wills and living trusts; probate versus non-probate property; estate taxes; advance directives; and powers of attorney.

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.

Art Show: Watercolors by Elizabeth Anderson

April 04, 2012

Providence is a proud supporter of Gorge artists. Stop by the hospital to view the breathtaking talent of Elizabeth Anderson.

Now accepting applications for the Aileen Steves Pobanz Memorial Scholarship

March 29, 2012

The Aileen Steeves Pobanz Memorial Education Scholarship is an annual award of $1,000 to one student who meets the requirements below, has great need and exemplifies a passion to help others. Apply now.

Christopher Van Tilburg, M.D. from Providence Occupational and Travel Medicine Clinic.

February 28, 2012

The Oregonian featured a story from Providence physician, Christopher Van Tilburg and featured Mike Murray, medical director of Providence Mountain Emergency Services. The article offered a glimpse into the experiences of staff working at the slope-side emergency clinic located at Mt. Hood Meadows, and also included safety tips for skiers and boarders.

Providence Hood River's dialysis care expands - provides convenient, less expensive option for patients

February 22, 2012

Providence Hood River Memorial Hospital is pleased to announce dialysis care has expanded to include peritoneal dialysis services, including a 24-hour nurse line. The expansion responds to the needs of patients who are unable to travel or whose need to receive treatment in their home.

Quality Imaging at Providence: Diagnostic Imaging Receives Accreditation

February 10, 2012

The American College of Radiology has awarded a three-year accreditation to our CT program. The ACR developed its Accreditation Programs (CT U/S, Mammography, MRI, and Nuclear Medicine) to promote overall quality.

Guide to heart health: Oregon cardiologists dish about diet, supplements, surgery

February 02, 2012

We've heard too many loud claims about heart healthy super foods, miracle diets and medical "breakthroughs." Providence Integrative Medicine physician, Miles Hassell, M.D., was featured as an expert in this Oregonian article on heart health.

How much noise is too much?

October 21, 2011

Patti Pieper, D. Au., of Providence Neurodevelopmental Center for Children, discusses some of the things that can cause hearing loss over time and what to do to prevent hearing loss.

Free cooking demonstration

October 15, 2011

Chris Smith, has a personal mission to educate diabetics and their families about food and a healthy lifestyle. He integrates the techniques used in top restaurants to enhance the flavor of food with meal-planning and food preparation in the home.

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.

Help a child through grief: volunteer training begins Sept. 17

September 13, 2011

Free training for volunteers to help facilitate children's grief support groups is Saturday, Sept. 17, 2011 from 8:30 to 5 p.m.

Providence collects items for local family struck by tragedy

September 12, 2011

At Providence, our patients are like family; so when we learned one of our beloved patients was facing additional misfortune, our compassionate employees began responding.

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.

Providence Chief Executive braves the dunk tank at First Friday

September 09, 2011

Ed Freysinger, was glad to patricipate as a "dunkee" in support of raising funds for our local warming shelter.

Get In Gear with 16th Annual Providence Bridge Pedal – And Finish on the Timbers’ Home Field

August 03, 2011

Bikes, bridges and a bonus event are in store for the 16th annual Providence Bridge Pedal and Providence Bridge Stride.

Transforming health care

July 12, 2011

Greg Van Pelt. Providence's chief executive in Oregon, shares his thoughts on the work being done to make fundamental changes in our health care system. Read more from his "In My Opinion" commentary in The Oregonian.

Providence Leads the Way: New National “Top Five” Recognition for Health Care Integration

January 24, 2011

Providence has just been named one of the top five “most integrated” health care systems in the nation. The announcement was made by the health care research firm SDI, which surveys 576 systems nationwide.