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Respiratory virus season update

May 05, 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.

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. 

Providence Heart Clinic at the Oregon Clinic Gateway receives national recognition by the National Commission on Quality Assurance

May 01, 2014
A Providence clinic has received national recognition from the National Commission on Quality Assurance for its participation in the NCQA’s Patient-Centered Specialty Practice program.

Providence and Timbers working together to create healthier communities

May 01, 2014
In just weeks, kids in North Portland will have a new all-weather turf soccer field to play on. Providence took part in the groundbreaking of Bless Field on April 29. 

Providence gets top honors from Leapfrog Group: More "A" grades than any other health system in Oregon

April 29, 2014
Providence hospitals are tops in Oregon in the latest Leapfrog Group Hospital Safety Score rankings. Four Providence hospitals received “A” grades –  more than any other health system in the state. 


Nominations open for 2014 Hearts of Gold Awards

April 28, 2014

“Hearts of Gold” honorees - they are people who make a difference. They are people who enrich our community through their good works, selfless dedication and commitment to health. The Foundation at Providence Hood River Memorial Hospital is seeking your help in shining the spotlight on two such individuals from the Columbia Gorge in 2014. 

Providence St. Vincent receives national honor for excellence in clinical care

April 28, 2014

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 Milwaukie Foundation adds two physicians to board

April 22, 2014
Providence Milwaukie Foundation has added two physicians with longtime connections to the hospital to the board for three-year terms: Mari Ricker, M.D., and Jason Sundseth, M.D.

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.

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.

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