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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 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...

State-of-the-art radiation treatment helps add years to survival

February 21, 2014

Hope is something every cancer patient needs. Now a treatment at Providence Cancer Center is giving new hope to its patients. Providence Cancer Center is the only cancer center in the Pacific Northwest offering IORT (intraoperative radiation therapy) which allows doctors to deliver radiation treatment during surgery – a technological innovation that’s giving some cancer patients additional years of survival, rather than mere months. Christina Cha, M.D., radiation oncologist at Providence Cancer Center, explains the procedure. 

Magnet designation puts Providence St. Vincent among elite medical centers around the world

February 20, 2014

“Providence St. Vincent is a role model for health care organizations around the world.” That’s what Deb Zimmerman, chair of...

Providence focuses on total heart health, from prevention to research

February 14, 2014

Good heart health is a life-long endeavor. Parents help children form eating and exercise habits that will dictate not only how long they live, but...

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