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Providence Health & Services Oregon Applying for URAC Specialty Pharmacy Accreditation

December 13, 2013
Providence Health & Services Oregon announced today that it is applying for Specialty Pharmacy accredication from URAC, a Washington, DC-based health care accrediting organization that establishes quality standards for the health care industry.

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.

Pilot program offers relief for chemo patients

June 22, 2012

Chemotherapy infusion patients in Hood River can now meet with a pharmacist during each treatment, thanks to a new pilot program aimed at improving patient safety and reducing medication side effects. A $20,000 grant from Cardinal Health to Providence Hood River Memorial Hospital supports the program, which is also expected to reduce health care costs overall for these patients.

Providence workers aid patient's son after fire

September 25, 2011

Providence Hood River employees stepped forward to help a patient with more than medical needs.