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Hydrocodone Combination Products (HCP) changing from Schedule III to Schedule II

October 10, 2014

The Drug Enforcement Agency issued a final rule (79 FR 49661) in which they changed hydrocodone-containing medications from schedule III to schedule II beginning Oct. 6, 2014.

Epic optimization on Sept. 30 is the last for this year

October 09, 2014

The optimization release that occurred on Sept. 30 is the final one before the Epic upgrade in February 2015.

New neurologists join Providence Brain and Spine Institute

August 01, 2014

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

Providence partners with well-known perinatology expert

July 08, 2014
Peter Watson, M.D., becomes medical director of perinatal outreach to help spread the word of Providence’s growing high-risk obstetrics and neonatal intensive care services.

Two Providence hospitals among the nation's best

January 16, 2014

Providence Portland Medical Center and Providence St. Vincent Medical Center received “Top Hospital” honors from The Leapfrog Group.

Providence labs name new medical director

January 16, 2014

June Olson, M.D., is the new medical director for Providence Regional Laboratory and Pathology Department in Oregon.

New chief executive to lead Providence Portland

November 14, 2013

I'm pleased to announced that Paul Gaden, former chief operating officer of CHRISTUS Spohn Hospital in Texas, will lead Providence Portland Medical Center and Oregon's Eastern Region. – Theron Park, chief executive, Delivery Systems

Just Do Everything: Dying in the ICU

November 13, 2013

Bradford Glavan, M.D., discusses decisionmaking in the age of autonomy at PPMC.

Antimicrobial Resistance and Clostridium Difficile

November 06, 2013

Louis B. Rice, M.D., discusses rational antibiotic administration at PPMC.

Access Epic from your mobile device

November 04, 2013

New mobile apps give physicians secure and portable access to Epic electronic health records when they're away from a computer.

Pediatric cardiology coverage expands

November 04, 2013

Pediatric Cardiology Center of Oregon now offers more outpatient clinic appointments on the Providence St. Vincent Medical Center campus.

Lifestyle and Chronic Disease

October 30, 2013

A competing risk paradigm for cardiovascular and chronic kidney disease, at PPMC.

The Very, Very Best Cases of 2013

October 23, 2013

ACP case presentations by PPMC internal medicine residents.

Providence Cancer Center welcomes executive medical director

October 08, 2013

Kevin Olson, M.D., will focus on growing cancer program throughout the Oregon Region.

Two Providence hospitals take Press Ganey honors

August 27, 2013

Providence Newberg Medical Center and Providence Seaside Hospital are recognized for excellence in patient satisfaction.

Instead of the ED, a dentist chair

July 31, 2013

A new dental clinic opened at Providence Milwaukie Hospital in July, increasing access to dental care in Clackamas County.

The Joint Commission gives high praise to PWFMC

July 31, 2013

Surveyors noted excellent documentation, hand-hygiene compliance and command of Epic.

PWFMC psychiatric unit to make its debut

July 31, 2013

Providence Willamette Falls Medical Center’s new child and adolescent psychiatric unit is scheduled to open in late September.

Theron Park named to new leadership post

July 09, 2013

Theron Park, chief executive of Providence Portland Medical Center, will become chief executive of the region's delivery system on June 24.

Southern Oregon welcomes new chief executive

July 02, 2013

Cindy Mayo, chief executive of Providence Centralia Hospital, will lead the Southern Oregon Service Area.

Residency program now delivering babies at PPMC

June 28, 2013

Twenty-one medical residents and seven faculty members from Providence Oregon Family Practice Residency now are delivering babies at Providence Portland's maternity unit.

Handkins promoted to system office

June 20, 2013

Shelly Handkins, regional chief financial officer, is taking a new position as system vice president of revenue.

Wayson moves to system level

June 20, 2013

Kristy Wayson, director of Providence Heart and Vascular Institute, has accepted the position of senior director, clinical portfolio, cardiovascular, in Clinical Program Services.

Marijuana legalization: Knowns and unknowns (PSVMC)

June 11, 2013

Mark A.R. Kleiman, Ph.D., professor of public policy, UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs, presents at PSVMC. CME credit.

Chief operating officer named for PSVMC

June 05, 2013

Nancy Roberts, who currently leads Epic implementation and information services for the system, replaces the departing Alex Jackson.

Cancer, brain and spine directors take system roles

June 05, 2013

Calvin Harrison and Bonnie Smith will lead cancer and neurosciences work for Providence's five-state system.

Providence Heart Clinic a bellwether for coordinated specialty care

June 04, 2013

Providence Heart Clinic at The Oregon Clinic Gateway is one of 64 charter specialty medical homes in the nation to be certified by the National Committee for Quality Assurance.

Woody English, M.D., to retire

May 30, 2013

A longtime physician and patient advocate, Dr. English developed Providence's end-of-life care programs.

New leader for reduce-cost work

May 20, 2013

James Arp, chief executive for Providence Home and Community Services, to lead effort.

Farewell celebration for Greg Van Pelt May 29

May 07, 2013

Say thanks and goodbye at Providence Office Park 2.

Providence Newberg Medical Center garners national quality care award for heart attack patients

May 07, 2013

When a heart attack strikes, getting treatment fast means everything. The heart attack treatment at Providence Newberg Medical Center is among the fastest in the nation.

PMG opens new sports care clinic

May 07, 2013

Providence Medical Group-Sports Care offers sports medicine services at JELD-WEN Field in downtown Portland.

Alex Jackson to take executive role in Washington

April 08, 2013

PSVMC's chief operating officer will lead Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center and two other facilities in Spokane.

Providence Medford earns echocardiography accreditation

April 08, 2013

After rigorous review, the Intersocietal Accreditation Commission awarded the hospital a three-year term of accreditation.

Milwaukie residency program gets $9,000 boost

April 01, 2013

Anonymous donation will expand training in complementary and integrative medicine.

Southern Oregon's interim chief a familiar face

March 22, 2013

Longtime Providence executive Larry Bowe steps in for the departing Tom Hanenburg.

Wound healing symposium April 13

March 19, 2013

Providence Portland Medical Center hosts wound care symposium for clinicians.

Providence Newberg names chief nursing, operations officer

March 18, 2013

Yvonne Kirk joins Providence from St. Peter's Hospital in Montana. She will oversee all of Providence Newberg Medical Center's clinical services and operations.

Providence Hood River named one of the nation's best

March 17, 2013

For the second year in a row, Providence Hood River Memorial Hospital has been named one of the “Top 100 Critical Access Hospitals” in the country by iVantage Health Analytics.

Physician leaders named in Newberg, Portland and Medford

March 12, 2013

George Weghorst, M.D. is retiring as chief medical officer for Providence Newberg Medical Center after successfully guilding the facility over the past 10 years. Providence names his successor and new quality, safety medical directors elsewhere.