Know your Zika virus facts for patients traveling in affected areas

March 08, 2016

The Zika outbreak so far has spread to 30 countries in the Americas and continues to raise concern around the world and in the U.S. Although the Zika virus rarely causes hospitalization or death, it is particularly harmful to pregnant women and their babies.

Medford Medical Clinic in southern Oregon aligns with Providence

March 08, 2016

Medford Medical Clinic is further advancing its commitment to excellent health care by merging with Providence Medical Group. The result will be new advances in patient care, in program development and in additional resources – all to better serve the communities in southern Oregon.

Providence Children’s Development Institute becoming center of excellence for children with special health care needs

March 08, 2016

With significantly more demand than available services in the community, children with special health care needs throughout Oregon will benefit significantly from the new Providence Children’s Development Institute. Learn about the new services, clinics and resources being planned for these children and their families.

Covering your bases from the crib to the cranium

August 10, 2015

Two new subspecialists bring expertise in pediatric pathology and neuropathology to Providence.

Providence Oregon GME welcomes a new director

August 10, 2015

A new director with a background in national residency programs has been hired to guide and oversee graduate medical education for Providence in Oregon.

Doctors' Day donation honors physicians

April 03, 2015

Doug Koekkoek, M.D., chief executive, clinical services We began the week by remembering Doctors’ Day and honoring all the ways physicians...

New division chief of medicine announced for Providence St. Vincent

March 31, 2015

Janice Burger Chief Executive Providence St. Vincent Medical Center I am very pleased to announce that Scott Marsal, M.D., FACP, will be our new...

Looking for a cancer clinical trial? Search our new site.

January 28, 2015

Providence’s new clinical trials site allows you to search by keyword or filter by cancer type to learn more about the trials and research studies underway at Providence Cancer Center.

New data publicly available on physician, hospital quality

January 28, 2015

During the 2014 holiday season, a large amount of Medicare data was released on physician and hospital quality measure results, including some accountable care organizations.

Providence Medical Group names director of access strategies

January 28, 2015

I am pleased to announce that Wendy Carlton will be joining Providence Medical Group-Oregon as director of access strategies.

Epic upgrade set for Feb. 8 in Oregon

December 16, 2014

In order to ensure that the transition to the 2014 version of Epic goes as smoothly as possible and to improve our ability to adjust to any unexpected issues, the Epic upgrade will take place over two nights, Feb. 7-8

Providence is switching to healthier drinks in 2015

December 16, 2014

Beginning the first week of January, Providence in Oregon will begin phasing out sugary drinks in our dining areas, vending machines, catering and gift shops.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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 decision making 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.