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. The patient, who is currently fighting stage IV breast cancer, learned her son’s home in The Dalles burned to the ground in August. The blaze left the son and his two young children, ages 5 years and 14 months, with nothing, and forced them to live in a local hotel.

Providence employees, led by registered nurse Carrie Kennedy, are pulling together essential items such as household goods, clothing, toiletries blankets and bedding and toys for the children. 

“When things like this happen in our community, we respond,” says Kennedy, an infusion nurse at Providence Hood River Memorial Hospital. “It’s not a question about what do we do next,  the question is how can we help?”