News in 2014

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Providence experts offer tips for stroke awareness month

April 17, 2014

Every 40 seconds, somewhere in America, someone has a stroke. It is a leading cause of death in the U.S. – claiming more than 130,000 lives every year.

Respiratory virus season update

April 15, 2014
The respiratory virus season is winding down. Providence Health & Services has compiled a chart of positive virus identifications in our region to aid health professionals as they care for patients.

Art as therapy: Painter Amanda Russel shares her skills, history at Providence Portland Medical Center

April 10, 2014

Amanda became paralyzed at age 23 and spent weeks in Providence Acute Rehabilitation Center. She has returned to the unit, this time as a volunteer, and she helps patients through art therapy.

New neurologists join Providence Brain and Spine Institute

March 20, 2014

This fall, we welcome three new board-certified, fellowship-trained physicians specializing in general neurology, movement disorders, neuromuscular conditions and stroke.

Get screened for colorectal cancer

March 07, 2014

March is Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month. Though more than 50 thousand Americans will die this year of colorectal cancer, the good news is there are now more than 1 million survivors in this country – thanks in part to increased screening and improved treatments. Viju Deenadayalu, M.D., provides basic information about colorectal cancer and the details of in-home tests and colonoscopy screenings. 

Providence chefs mentor at-risk youth in and out of the kitchen

March 07, 2014
Spring finals are common for high school students, but most don’t include handling sharp knives, hot ovens, or require an eye for plating aesthetics. On Sunday, March 9, 18 teenagers will be putting all they have learned in a five-month, 80-hour culinary training program to the test by preparing and serving lunch for as many as 100 Employment Made Possible Youth Conference attendees:

Pediatric neurology expands to east Portland

February 28, 2014

In April, pediatric neurologist Kit Yeng Lim, M.D., MA, will begin seeing patients at Providence Child Center to support families living in east Portland. The new clinic will also support patients receiving developmental health care from Providence Neurodevelopmenal Center for Children, Specialty Pediatric Dental Clinic, Swindells Resource Center and the Center for Medically Fragile Children. 

Providence Stroke Center makes the honor roll

February 28, 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 welcomes orthopedic spine surgeon to hospital’s professional staff

February 25, 2014

Providence Newberg Medical Center is pleased to announce the addition of board-certified spine specialist, J. Rafe Sales, M.D., to the hospital’s...

Cancer service expands as oncologist joins Providence Medical Group Seaside

February 24, 2014

Providence is expanding cancer service to better serve the communities of the North Coast. Nicholas Barber, M.D., has joined Providence Medical...

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