A breakthrough drug for treating the most common type of lung cancer was just approved by the Food and Drug Administration ahead of schedule following two successful clinical trials, including one that involved patients at Providence Cancer Center in Portland.
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.
On Halloween, breast cancer patient Melissa Roy-Hart, aka Wonder Woman, allowed reporters to follow her to her final breast cancer treatment at Providence Cancer Center Oncology and Hematology Care Clinic – Southeast.
Patients visiting Providence Portland Medical Center and Providence St. Vincent Medical Center receive some of the best care in Oregon, according to U.S. News & World Report. U.S. News' annual rankings.
Providence Cancer Center is being honored nationally for its commitment to high-quality clinical trials programs.
Stroke patients who are treated at Providence St. Vincent Medical Center receive some of the best care on the nation.
Maria Vargas, RN, loves the new infused water offered at Providence St. Vincent’s Eatery. “I even bought a special container from our gift shop for the water,” Maria says. “It has the Superman symbol on it, because I’m a super fan of the water!”
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.
Patients visiting Providence St. Vincent Medical Center receive some of the best care in the nation. That's according to VHA, Inc., the national...
“Providence St. Vincent is a role model for health care organizations around the world.”
That’s what Deb Zimmerman, chair of...
Providence Portland Medical Center and Providence St. Vincent Medical Center received “Top Hospital” honors from The Leapfrog Group.
Following a visit this month, the Joint Commission granted disease-specific certification for total hip replacement and total knee replacement surgeries at both Providence Portland Medical Center and Providence St. Vincent Medical Center. The Ventricular Assist Device Program, or VAD, at Providence St. Vincent Medical Center has also been recertified after a separate visit by The Joint Commission.
Providence St. Vincent Medical Center was designated as a Magnet organization in 2000, 2004, and 2009 by the American Nurses Credentialing Center
Providence now offers a new, 12-bed neurocritical care unit at Providence St. Vincent Medical Center in Portland.
This week's "What's Going Around" segment on KOIN-TV focused on the flu vaccine--who should get it, how it works and why it won't make you sick.
With breast cancer, you feel a lump and know to get it checked out. But with ovarian cancer, it’s a silent killer, with few specific symptoms in early stages. Usually by the time there are symptoms, the disease is more advanced. Will a new screening process being studied be able to detect the disease at an early, and more treatable stage?
In this What’s Going Around segment on KOIN News, Dr. Vanessa Vanderpool talks about lice – how to avoid it, and how to treat it. With kids back in school, this is a good time to brush up on your lice prevention and treatment knowledge.
When you’re having a heat wave, would you know how to recognize the signs of heat stroke in children – and know what to do? Dr. Annie Mack from Providence Medical Group-The Plaza offers advice for keeping your kids safe from overheating.
The role of genetics in breast cancer have been the subject of much debate, but what does that information mean for you?
Knowing when an immediate care center or the emergency room is best for you or your child's situation can be difficult, but knowing the facts will allow you to make the best choice possible.
Providence Cancer Center's Family Program support group serves families struggling with cancer, regardless of whether we treat them.
Providence has decided to make breast pumps available with direct insurance billing and no copay through all of its lactation clinics in the Portland area.
Being a kid during the summer means playing outside – but the great outdoors can also expose your child to injuries, allergic reactions, severe sunburns and more. Do you go to the emergency room or immediate care?
Chances are your child's heart is healthy – and yet a small percentage of young people have hidden heart defects that put their lives at risk, especially during physical exertion. For parents of children age 12 to 18, you may want to consider getting your child screened for free.
Brush up on your sun smarts with tips from Dr. Kristin Stevens, medical director of Providence Medical Group - Dermatology, in this article from the Oregonian.
They are our community’s most critically ill children – and now, Providence has expanded its ability to care for them.
The donation is a result of the store chain's third quarter employee giving campaign and all the coins collected in the checkout lines at Portland area locations.
Patients with advanced melanoma are getting a boost from work being done at Providence, thanks to a grant from the National Institutes of Health.
Becker's Hospital Review has named Providence St. Vincent Medical Center as one of 100 Hospitals with Great Neurosurgery and Spine Programs.
Two cancer support group facilitators are nominated "Everyday Heroes" for terminally ill cancer patients.
For three decades, Providence Festival of Trees has been the premier holiday event in Portland. This year, the 30th anniversary was a true celebration of the season.
Research scientist Keith Bahjat, Ph.D., recently received two grants supporting work on immunotherapy.
Portland’s Amy Paterson is among ten women named by L’Oreal Paris as a 2012 Women of Worth honoree — for her work establishing Providence’s My Little Waiting Room. Your daily vote for Amy could help us win $25,000 to bring drop-in child care to more families.
To help ensure the best possible patient experience, Providence has joined the American Joint Replacement Registry.
Health care consumers in Portland consider the care they receive at Providence St. Vincent Medical Center the best of the best. For the 11th year, Providence St. Vincent is being recognized as a National Research Corporation Consumer Choice Award winner among hospitals in the Portland area.
Bernie Fox, Ph.D., speaks at annual meeting in China about a new approach to determine immune response to tumors.
Read about this and more in Providence Cancer Center's summer clinical newsletter.
Cancer Prevention Study-3 is a historic nationwide effort to help researchers better understand the genetic, environmental and lifestyle factors that cause or prevent cancer.
Pacific Northwest Multiple Sclerosis Registry - an ongoing research project.
The trip to Providence St. Vincent Medical Center wasn’t on the schedule. Neither was the wedding. But all that changed for Jamie Amos and Jonathan Tafoya
Providence St. Vincent Medical Center is NOT in the affected area for the Portland Water Bureau's west side "boil water" alert. More information is available from the water bureau.
Read about this novel invention and more in Providence Brain and Spine Institute’s summer clinical newsletter.
Pankaj Gore, M.D., removed a small, benign growth in a patient’s brain that was discovered by new imaging technology.
Providence Cancer Center researchers study a unique approach, combining radiation and immunotherapy treatments.
Fatherhood doesn’t come with an instruction manual. New mothers tend to get more coaching and advice during pregnancy and after birth, sometimes leaving dads feeling less than prepared.
Safeway customers and employees in Oregon and Southwest Washington raised $500,000 for breast cancer awareness, treatment and research at Providence.
Read about this and more in Providence Brain and Spine Institute's spring clinical newsletter.
An internationally trained team of heart experts implanted a collapsible Sapien heart valve in a patient at Providence St. Vincent Medical Center.
Read about this and more in Providence Heart and Vascular Institute's spring clinical newsletter.
Providence’s Shelley Schoepflin Sanders, M.D., is the only Oregonian to be named as an “Innovation Advisor” to the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation by the Center for Medicare Services.
Shelley Shoepflin Sanders, M.D. was the driving force for implementing an early warning system that helps save patents’ lives.
Ty Gluckman, M.D., comments on a recently published study that reports a higher readmission rate among U.S. heart attack patients.
The Joint Commission certifies the center's destination therapy services, enabling greater access to long-term LVAD therapy for suitable patients.
Patients with advanced heart disease and limited treatment options will soon have access to the most progressive cardiac care procedure in the world at Providence Heart and Vascular Institute.
R. Bryan Bell, M.D., DDS, FACS, will receive the William F. Harrigan Society Award for his contribution to oral and maxillofacial surgery.
Studies show one of the best ways to keep from having a second heart attack is to hit the treadmill after the first. A strong cardiac rehabilitation program can make a lifesaving difference.
Providence Cancer Center is among North America's top research institutions invited to join the national Cancer Immunotherapy Trials Network.
Providence St. Vincent Medical Center earns top honors for quality and consumer feedback. The American College of Surgeons presented their award for...
Bikes, bridges and a bonus event are in store for the 16th annual Providence Bridge Pedal and Providence Bridge Stride.
Using Celtic harps, specially trained music-thanatologists play for end-of-life patients, alleviating pain and emotional distress.
Providence Heart and Vascular Institute launches a new program to provide the latest treatments and best outcomes for patients with advanced heart valve disease.
Patients at Providence St. Vincent Medical Center are reaping the benefits of clinical staff determination and hard work – and that work has now been recognized with a statewide award.
What you eat could help prevent or even delay the onset of Alzheimer's Disease.
Providence neurologists are testing a promising new procedure that could potentially change the way bleeding strokes are treated.
Relaxation drinks are the latest craze- drinks that contain sleep-inducing ingredients.
Twenty-nine weeks pregnant and with tire tracks across her body, she begins an odyssey of horror and hope as she tries to recover while protecting her unborn child.
Oregon’s stroke death rate has fallen from the fifth highest in the nation to No. 12, according to recent statistics.
A complication during labor separated a mother from her newborn, as her baby was rushed to a NICU 20 miles away.
Amy Paterson was 34 when she was diagnosed with breast cancer. As she underwent subsequent treatment, the mom of a toddler son was confronted with the problem that so many cancer patients who are also parents face: finding child care that would allow her to get to all of her necessary medical appointments.
When Amy Paterson was diagnosed with breast cancer four years ago, she not only had the fight of her life. She also found her calling.
Jennifer Scharffenberg knew it was time to go.
Expecting her second child, the 31-year-old stay-at-home mom had felt infrequent labor pains Tuesday night. By Wednesday morning, they were more intense and about a minute apart. Scharffenberg and her husband Erik, 40, rushed out the door of their Tigard home, got in the car and headed toward the hospital at about 5 a.m.
A nerve stimulator implanted into a 15-year-old seizure patient's chest has worked to control seizures when medications had stopped working. His mother says it has been more than a year since his last seizure.
The annual event gives families a chance to share experiences and reconnect with the NICU staff. The fun-filled celebration included face painting, a photo booth, games, snacks and prize drawings.
Awarded to hospitals that provide patients with sustained, high quality care.
Providence St. Vincent Medical Center is home to the world’s most advanced operating suite for brain tumors.