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Providence Heart Clinic at the Oregon Clinic Gateway receives national recognition by the National Commission on Quality Assurance

May 01, 2014
A Providence clinic has received national recognition from the National Commission on Quality Assurance for its participation in the NCQA’s Patient-Centered Specialty Practice program.

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...

The Joint Commission certifies Providence programs

December 30, 2013

Following a visit this month, the Joint Commission granted disease-specific certification for total hip replacement and total knee replacement surgeries at both Providence Portland Medical Center and Providence St. Vincent Medical Center. The Ventricular Assist Device Program, or VAD, at Providence St. Vincent Medical Center has also been recertified after a separate visit by The Joint Commission. 

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.

Keep your heart healthy - starting with your stomach

October 16, 2013

The way to a healthy heart is through your stomach. It’s a twist on an old adage, but it’s true – your food choices have a huge effect on your heart health.

STEMI risk increasing in younger women

September 03, 2013

A recent presentation at EuroPCR shed light on what appears to be a growing problem of STEMI in women, and particularly younger women. Under-treatment and delays in treatment in women with heart attacks has long been recognized, although solutions to this problem have been slow in coming.

Providence Medford to host cardiology symposium for providers

July 29, 2013

Providence Medford Medical Center’s Continuing Medical Education Program will host  “Supporting Healthier Lives from Prevention to Intervention,” a cardiovascular health symposium scheduled on Friday, Oct. 18 from 7:30 a.m.-5 p.m. at the Rogue Community College/Southern Oregon University Higher Learning Center in Medford.

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.

Providence Medford opens Cardiac Rehabilitation Center

June 03, 2013

Providence Medford Medical Center will hold an open house on Tuesday, June 25, from noon to 2 p.m. for its newly opened cardiac rehabilitation center, located on the first floor of the hospital adjacent to physical therapy.

Free youth heart screenings for children age 12 to 18

May 31, 2013

Chances are your child's heart is healthy – and yet a small percentage of young people have hidden heart defects that put their lives at risk, especially during physical exertion. For parents of children age 12 to 18, you may want to consider getting your child screened for free.

Portland's Pilots and Timbers team up with Providence to provide youth heart screenings

April 22, 2013

The Portland Pilots men’s soccer team will host the Portland Timbers Reserves in an exhibition match on Wednesday, April 24 at 7 p.m. at Merlo Field. The match will be a free, ticketless event and open to the public with a suggested donation at the door to benefit the Providence Heart and Vascular Institute’s Play Smart Young Heart Screening program.

Transcatheter heart valve 2.0

January 01, 2013

Providence Valve Center continues to explore advances in valve repair including the next-generation Sapien implant.

New technology at PMMC offer early warning system

August 26, 2012

The new Modified Early Warning System, or MEWS, was launched at Providence Medford Medical Center in mid-July. The primary purpose of MEWS is to ensure swift intervention or transfer of critically ill patients, resulting in lower morbidity and mortality for our patients. Using a computer algorithm that runs behind the scenes, MEWS monitors vital signs and pages the unit charge nurse if a patient’s score reaches a specified threshold. Nurses then reassess the patient, notify the attending physician and follow a response-and-monitoring protocol. This automated alert comes directly from the electronic health record system currently in place at PMMC.

Providence receives grant to expand Palliative Care Program

August 24, 2012

With help from a Cambia Health Foundation grant, Providence Medford Medical Center is expanding its palliative care program to provide the full continuum of care. The interdisciplinary team is led by Medical Director Susan Kohler, M.D., and consists of a palliative care nurse practitioner, case managers and spiritual care chaplains. Providence currently offers palliative care on an inpatient and outpatient basis. The grant provides funding to expand the program and to help educate patients, families and physicians on the value of this extra support.

Cardiologists make history in the Gorge: New services now available at Providence Hood River Memorial Hospital

June 11, 2012

Cardiac history is being made in the Columbia River Gorge as Providence cardiologists Kathy Grewe, M.D., and Robert Florek, M.D., complete a series of heart “firsts.” Since their arrival in February, Dr. Grewe and Dr. Florek have successfully performed two different procedures – all first-time events for Providence Hood River Memorial Hospital.

New vascular lab broadens local services

May 10, 2012

Providence Willamette Falls Medical Center opened a new noninvasive vascular lab to better meet the needs of patients in Clackamas County.

No need to travel for expert cardiac care: cardiologists join Providence

April 18, 2012

We are proud to announce that we will be expanding our cardiology services in the Columbia Gorge. Kathy Grewe, M.D., and Robert Florek, M.D., have joined our Providence Heart Clinic team and will be providing daily cardiology care at the new Columbia Gorge Heart Clinics in Hood River, Ore. and White Salmon, Wash.

Mary Morell feels new energy with first Providence pacemaker

April 06, 2012

The mountain scene paintings by Mary Morell can be found in homes and offices all over Hood River County. Now the retired orchardist has a new claim to fame, and lease on life: She has the first cardiac pacemaker installed at Providence Hood River Memorial Hospital.

Dr. Williamson explains the warning signs of DVT on KPTV

March 26, 2012

Vascular surgeon Kent Williamson, M.D., discusses deep-vein thrombosis, often a silent disease that's potentially deadly.

Providence experts discuss the importance of minimizing stress on KOIN-TV

March 07, 2012

Cardiologist Charles Cannan, M.D., and naturopath Ken Weizer, M.D., discuss the damaging of affects of stress on health in this KOIN-TV news segment.

Providence and 91-year-old patient make heart history in Oregon

February 07, 2012

An internationally trained team of heart experts implanted a collapsible Sapien heart valve in a patient at Providence St. Vincent Medical Center.

eCardioVascular Beat: PAD guidelines get an update

February 06, 2012

Read about this and more in Providence Heart and Vascular Institute's spring clinical newsletter.

Dr. Hall discusses women's concerns about heart disease on AM Northwest

February 01, 2012

Suzanne Hall, M.D., shares the signs and symptoms of life-threatening heart problems and explains that women may experience them differently.

Take control of your heart health with help from Providence cardiac experts

January 30, 2012

February is American Heart Month, an annual reminder for Americans to take stock of their cardiac health.

Dr. Gluckman comments on heart attack readmission rates in ABC News coverage.

January 05, 2012

Ty Gluckman, M.D., comments on a recently published study that reports a higher readmission rate among U.S. heart attack patients.

Dr. Beckerman shares "Flex Diet" tips on Fox 12

January 05, 2012

Just in time for the new year, James Beckerman, M.D., shares a few of the hundreds of weight-loss tips found in his book, "The Flex Diet."

Heart failure patients get new option

January 04, 2012

The Joint Commission certifies the center's destination therapy services, enabling greater access to long-term LVAD therapy for suitable patients.

Exceptional Heart Care at Providence Receives National Honor

December 30, 2011

Providence Portland Medical Center and Providence St. Vincent Medical Center have been recognized for excellence by the American College of Cardiology and American Heart Association/American Stroke Association.

Providence to be only site in Oregon for revolutionary heart valve procedure

November 19, 2011

Patients with advanced heart disease and limited treatment options will soon have access to the most progressive cardiac care procedure in the world at Providence Heart and Vascular Institute.

Dr. Williamson examines carotid artery disease, a "silent killer."

September 01, 2011

Vascular disease surgeon, Kent Williamson, M.D., sheds light on carotid artery disease to help those who may be at risk.

Get In Gear with 16th Annual Providence Bridge Pedal – And Finish on the Timbers’ Home Field

August 03, 2011

Bikes, bridges and a bonus event are in store for the 16th annual Providence Bridge Pedal and Providence Bridge Stride.

Dr. Beckerman debunks summer-related health myths

July 08, 2011

James Beckerman, M.D., exposes the truth about several of summer's most-heard health myths, on KGW-TV.

Expert Cardiac Practice Joins Providence Medical Group

June 30, 2011

A group of 15 cardiologists, three nurse practitioners and 53 other employees at The Oregon Clinic have joined Providence Medical Group, forming Providence Heart Clinic at The Oregon Clinic Gateway.

Your culture may have you on a collision course with heart disease

June 21, 2011

Providence Heart and Vascular Institute cardiologist Masud Ahmad, M.D., explains the connection between culture and heart disease on KPTV.

Dr. Alicia Ross shares lessons that all woman need to know about heart disease.

May 11, 2011

Providence Heart and Vascular Institute cardiologist Alicia Ross, M.D., emphasizes the importance of knowing the warning signs of a heart attack.

Dr. Jody Welborn explains why we need to "know our numbers."

April 19, 2011

Providence Heart and Vascular Institute cardiologist Jody Welborn, M.D., explains the key numbers that are used to gauge heart health.

Part 3: Alexandra Malusevic ... 2 lives instantly change

April 05, 2011

Providence cardiologists and labor & delivery teams are featured in part three of this three-part feature article.

Part 2: Alexandra Malusevic ... 2 lives instantly change

April 04, 2011

Providence cardiologists and labor & delivery teams are featured in part two of this three-part feature article.

When Alexandra Malusevic is hit by a car, 2 lives instantly change

April 03, 2011

Providence cardiologists and labor & delivery teams are featured in part one of this three-part feature article.

Alexandra Malusevic fights for her life and her baby's...

April 02, 2011

Twenty-nine weeks pregnant and with tire tracks across her body, she begins an odyssey of horror and hope as she tries to recover while protecting her unborn child.

Providence Earns National Honors for Excellence In Heart And Stroke Care

August 31, 2010

Awarded to hospitals that provide patients with sustained, high quality care.