News

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.

Thorns FC announce partnership with Providence Health & Services: Health care provider to be Presenting Partner, Thorns FC primary jersey sponsor

April 09, 2013

Portland Thorns FC today announced Providence Health & Services as the official Presenting Partner of Portland Thorns FC and the club’s primary jersey sponsor while unveiling the team’s kits for the inaugural National Women’s Soccer League (NWSL) season.

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.

Cardiac device check-ups now available in Hood River

August 29, 2012

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

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.

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 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.