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Concussions in youth sports: Plenty of risk, not enough education

October 10, 2013

Lindy McDonald, a 14-year-old scrappy point guard, is slowly recovering from her third concussion at the same time that such blows to the head are making national news and local impact.

Providence supports patients through palliative care

April 26, 2013

Providence is committed to palliative care and addressing the needs patients in the Columbia Gorge. Thanks to a two-year, $170,000 grant from the Cambia Foundation, Providence can now care for more patients through the development of a comprehensive palliative care program.

Hood River medical residency training program improves patient access in the gorge

April 19, 2013

Four new physicians, improved health care for the poor and vulnerable and an emphasis on access to primary care are all part of an exciting new program beginning in the Columbia Gorge this summer.

Providence Hood River named one of the nation's best - again

March 15, 2013

For the second consecutive year, Providence Hood River Memorial Hospital has been named one of the “Top 100 Critical Access Hospitals” in the country by iVantage Health Analytics, a health care business intelligence and technology company.

Providence coffee shop teaches life skills to local students

March 12, 2013

Walk through the main entrance of Providence Hood River Memorial Hospital, and chances are you will notice the smell of coffee—and the energy of high school students at Sacred Grounds Coffee Shop. The Youth Transition Program at Hood River Valley High School is using the café to provide valuable work experience for youth with barriers to employment.

Providence Hospice of the Gorge partner to lead culturally sensitive care presentation at national conference

February 05, 2013

Providence Hospice of the Gorge will be featured at the annual National Palliative Care Congress for their innovative program that provides palliative care and end-of-life education to the Latino community.

Super-boost your immune system this winter

January 04, 2013

To make sure you don’t get caught with your guard down,Molly Olson, M.D., shares the three most important things your immune system needs from you to stay in top fighting condition.

"A bee saved my life", local woman shares inspiring cancer journey in recognition of Breast Cancer Awareness Month

October 25, 2012

Debbie Clark is allergic to bees. And yet she credits a bee with saving her life.

"Hearts of Gold" shine at annual gala

October 08, 2012

Providence Hood River Memorial Hospital Foundation honors community members through annual Hearts of Gold Gala, which benefits Swindells Resource Center for families of children who have special needs.

Providence Hospice of the Gorge helps children express grief through play

October 05, 2012

Once protected by the reality of death, children are now being encouraged to participate in the grieving process according to a recent article published in The New York Times, Letting Children Share in Grief.

Providence Bedpan Open is a Swinging Success

July 14, 2012

The 21st annual Providence Bedpan Open golf tournament at Indian Creek Golf Course raised more than $17,000 for the Jane Mellor Youth Dental Voucher Program.

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.

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.

Gorge cardiologists make local history: 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.

Woman Uses Stroke Experience to Educate Others

May 02, 2012

When Martha Hoskins planned her lunch with Joan Chapman, she had no idea that a robot would help save her life.

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.

Christopher Van Tilburg, M.D. from Providence Occupational and Travel Medicine Clinic.

February 28, 2012

The Oregonian featured a story from Providence physician, Christopher Van Tilburg and featured Mike Murray, medical director of Providence Mountain Emergency Services. The article offered a glimpse into the experiences of staff working at the slope-side emergency clinic located at Mt. Hood Meadows, and also included safety tips for skiers and boarders.

Providence Hood River's dialysis care expands - provides convenient, less expensive option for patients

February 22, 2012

Providence Hood River Memorial Hospital is pleased to announce dialysis care has expanded to include peritoneal dialysis services, including a 24-hour nurse line. The expansion responds to the needs of patients who are unable to travel or whose need to receive treatment in their home.

Guide to heart health: Oregon cardiologists dish about diet, supplements, surgery

February 02, 2012

We've heard too many loud claims about heart healthy super foods, miracle diets and medical "breakthroughs." Providence Integrative Medicine physician, Miles Hassell, M.D., was featured as an expert in this Oregonian article on heart health.

Stitching Together Threads of Hope: Prayer Shawls Comfort Hospice Patients

December 15, 2011

It’s a labor of love and hope for Mary Mullins. The 87-year-old resident of The Dalles, Ore., spends her free time weaving yarn into shawls and hats for patients in need.

How much noise is too much?

October 21, 2011

Patti Pieper, D. Au., of Providence Neurodevelopmental Center for Children, discusses some of the things that can cause hearing loss over time and what to do to prevent hearing loss.

How to protect your child's hearing

October 20, 2011

Patti Pieper, D. Au., of Providence Neurodevelopmental Center for Children, was a featured guest on KPTV’s Good Day Oregon  to talk about National Protect Your Hearing Month.

The Importance of Regular Mammograms

October 15, 2011

Providence medical oncologist, Anupama Kurup was a guest on Good Day Oregon to discuss mammogram guidelines. Dr. Kurup did a fabulous job of talking about a complex subject in very understandable terms while underscoring the importance of getting regular mammograms. The live interview lasted a little over four minutes and was tagged with information about our “Hope Begins Here” campaign, asking viewers to post their story on Providence Facebook page.

Providence Hood River Memorial Hospital Among Nation's Best

October 05, 2011

Providence reached top 100 status from the National Rural Health Association (NRHA) in a first-ever comprehensive rating of such hospitals. Scores were based on market strength, quality, outcomes, patient satisfaction, and financial strength, among other factors.

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.