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Brilliance wanted: PPMC embarks on innovative project
Our hospital is participating in a new system-led program that hopes to reimagine hospital care. Learn what our teams are focusing on. – Paul Gaden, chief executive, Providence Portland Medical Center

How to train your Dragon
If the speech-recognition software is typing "injection" when you said "infection," you're not alone. By taking some extra time to correct Dragon's mistakes you can avoid many transcription errors. – Stuart Morgan, M.D., lead clinical champion, Epic implementation

Children's services medical director named
Pediatrician Resa Bradeen, M.D., comes to Providence with a broad background in children's health and a special interest in health care for medically fragile children. – John McDonald, M.D., medical director, Providence Women and Children's Program

Providence partners with pediatric specialists
Providence Children's Health is collaborating with four affiliated specialists to provide outpatient care for children near Providence St. Vincent Medical Center and to provide care for Providence's emergency, NICU, pediatric acute and PICU services.

Providence Willamette Falls excels in palliative care
The hospital became the first in Oregon to receive advanced certification from The Joint Commission.

Welcome our new regional palliative care director
Ronda Williamson, who has worked on several Providence clinical transformation initiatives, will help lead the program with medical director Ruth Medak, M.D. – James Arp, chief executive, Providence Home and Community Service

Jeremy Lynn, M.D., to lead PPMC emergency medicine
Dr. Lynn, who has practiced with Providence in the Emergency Department for the past five years, succeeds Chip Sanchez, M.D.

The first rule of engagement
To be truly present and give patients our best we must care for ourselves first. – Doug Koekkoek, M.D., chief executive, Clinical Services and Providence Medical Group

Geriatrician Marian Hodges, M.D., becomes Bain chair
Dr. Hodges will provide expertise and strategic direction for programs serving Providence's growing number of older patients. – James Arp, chief executive, Providence Home and Community Service

Cancer treatment's secret weapon

This month's Providence inScope examines a powerful radiation treatment delivered during surgery. Radiation oncologists Christine Cha, M.D., and Matthew Solhjem, M.D., explain.

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