Funding Priorities

Opening Your Heart To Those in Need – Our 2016 Priority Funds

Cancer Center – Navigation and Art Therapy for those battling Cancer

Patients using the Cancer Center in Medford have access to special programs that add extra support through their journey. By supporting the Cancer fund, you provide patients with a nurse navigator and art therapy program. The nurse navigator does just that, helps patients navigate through a confusing world of cancer diagnosis, insurance coverage, therapy options and so on. The Art Therapy program is truly a therapeutic process for patients to express their feelings both physically and emotionally with guided support. Both of these services ease the way for a patient and are not covered by insurance.
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Swindells Resource Center – Kids with Special Needs

The Swindells Resource Center offers support for families and caregivers of children with special needs, developmental delays or disabilities. Your gift helps provide a wide range of resources to help children and their families regardless of their diagnosis, age, language or family income. Your generosity allows all services to be offered at little to no cost. Also, our Swindells center meets the needs of Spanish-speaking families through support groups and community events. This is the only center of its kind in the Rogue Valley.
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Mother Gamelin Fund – Charity Care for the most vulnerable

The Mother Gamelin fund was established to support the Providence mission of serving the poor and vulnerable. Your gift will support a wide variety of basic needs, such as food, clothing, transportation, shelter and prescription medications. The mission of Providence was established more than 150 years ago by Emilie Gamelin, one of the original Sisters of Providence. Her commitment to the vulnerable spanned more than 50 years caring for the poor, hungry, and sick. Her last words were “humility, simplicity, charity.” To honor her great works, the Mother Gamelin Fund was established to help families in need cared for at PMMC.
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Area of Greatest Need Fund – Meeting the most urgent need

When you give to the Area of Greatest Need fund, you support the variety of capital, technology and charitable needs that are not included in the hospital’s annual budget. Under the guidance of the Providence Community Health Foundation Board and in partnership with the hospital administration, unrestricted gifts are allocated to special projects when needed. Most recently, unrestricted funds were used for the purchase of the 3D Mammogram units called Tomosynthesis.
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Our Programs- Connect with your passion

BirthPlace

Providence’s family-centered maternity care is supported by the best technology, including wireless fetal monitoring. Our BirthPlace is certified by the World Health Organization as the 26th Baby-Friendly birth facility in the nation for having the highest standards in support of breastfeeding. We are proud to have a milk bank and a Doula program, too!
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Welcome Baby Program


Established in 1994 as part of the original campaign to build the Providence BirthPlace, the Welcome Baby program continues to provide much-needed assistance to qualified new parents who have their baby in the BirthPlace. Packed with love by the Providence Guild, gift bags include diapers, onesies, hand-knit blankets and hats, baby shampoo, body wash, and much more to support the family during the first weeks of being new parents.
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Breast Center – The Leila J. Eisenstein Breast Center

The Leila J. Eisenstein Breast Center at Providence is the region’s only Breast Center of Excellence as designated by the American College of Radiology. The Breast Center provides women with access to the most advanced screening and diagnostic technology available for breast cancer detection. The staff helps each woman understand the risk factors, the importance of early detection and the options for treatment. We were the first in the Valley to offer 3D Mammogram technology called Tomosynthesis!
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Sister Therese Kohles Fund
Named for a Sister of Providence who served at the PMMC for many years, the Sister Therese Kohles fund was establish upon her retirement in 2006. Over the years, more than 600 women seen at the Leila J. Eisenstein Breast Center at Providence have qualified for assistance from the Sister Therese Kohles Fund. Specially, funds are used to cover a screening mammogram and radiology reading for patients who quality for financial assistance.
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Cancer Center

Recognized by the Commission on Cancer as offering the very best in cancer care, PMMC’s patients have access to the most current detection and treatment services available. The medical center’s staff offers personalized compassionate support through every patient’s cancer journey.
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Cancer Center Medication Assistance Fund
Established by the Providence Community Health Foundation in 2004, the Providence Cancer Center Medication Assistance Fund provides financial assistance for qualified patients who need medications to treat symptoms related to chemo and radiation therapies, specifically for pain and nausea medicine for patients cared for in the PMMC Radiation/Oncology Department.
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Home Care and Hospice

Providence offers the region’s only provider of home health, transitional care, hospice and infusion services. Our team provides a level of connected care and support that has earned us the ranking of one of the top 500 home health agencies in the U.S. for more than five years.
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Palliative Care

Palliative care is the treatment of suffering that comes from living with serious illness and the suffering which may emerge from some healthcare interventions. This service is in advance of Hospice for patients who are battling serious illness but may not be to the end of life yet. The Providence Palliative Care Program coordinates a team of professionals, including specialists in the treatment of pain and other forms of suffering. Together, they focus on achieving the best possible quality of life according to the patient and the family.
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Radiology

Providence is committed to remaining at the forefront of advanced imaging technology for the detection and treatment of illnesses in their earliest stages. Our imaging technology includes 128-slice CT scanner! PMMC is one of the only community-based hospitals to offer such advanced imaging; all other scanners of this aptitude are located at education-based hospitals. We also have open and 3T MRI, radiofrequency ablation and high dose rate brachytherapy for cancer care, as well as the only 3D Mammography called Tomosynthesis in the region for early detection of breast cancer.
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Rehabilitation

Providence provides therapy for people recovering from stroke, neurological conditions, head injury, spinal cord injury and other traumas. Nationally accredited, PMMC emphasizes a team approach to care, with physicians, nurses, therapists and other specialists working with the referring physician to help patients exceed goals for regaining quality of life.
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Glen’s Closet

Gifts to Glen’s Closet will help patients in rehabilitation learn to dress independently again. Clothing will suit the rehabilitation plan created by the therapist and become part of the patient’s daily routine to recovery. It is an important piece for patients overcoming stroke or major neurological changes to practice life skills in a practical yet supported manner. Glen’s Closet will help meet those needs.
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Spine Care

Providence offers the most comprehensive spine program in the region. Embracing a team-oriented care model, orthopedic and neurosurgeons collaborate with physiatrists, anesthesiologists and rehabilitation therapists to provide complete neck and spine care to people who have back pain or who have suffered a back injury. Embracing a philosophy of conservative therapy, the team encourages the use of noninvasive treatments, such as medications and physical therapy. If surgery is required, physicians employ state-of-the-art imaging technology, such as the O-Arm, and minimally invasive techniques to help ensure patients achieve optimal results.
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Surgical Services

Providence’s specialized surgical care helps restore quality of life for patients with a range of conditions, including general surgical needs, and cancer and vascular health issues. PMMC offers minimally invasive robotic-assisted surgery for kidney, prostate, gynecologic cancers and thyroid surgery.
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Telestroke – Carl Brophy Stroke Services

Providence Telestroke Network provides 24/7 access to the best stroke care available. Medford neurologists and emergency physicians can consult immediately with a stroke specialist at Providence Stroke Center in Portland through advanced video communication. PMMC is the only nationally certified primary stroke in southern Oregon recognized by the joint Commission for outstanding patient care.
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Telemedicine Kiosks

Brand new to PMMC, Health eXpress will bring advanced technology to primary care and emergency services. Utilizing advanced, secure video conferencing, patients will be able to connect with a primary care provider and receive diagnosis and recommendations for minor ailments. Instead of going to the emergency room, racking up thousands of dollars in medical bills, for something that is not an emergency, a patient would be seen in a comfortable setting, for pennies on the dollar and even receive patient-centered care. This service is matching advanced technology with The Providence Experience of compassionate care.
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