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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. 

Take care of those moving parts: Women and joint health

April 30, 2013

Orthopedic surgeons explain why women are more susceptible to joint problems, what women can do to keep their joints healthy as they age and treatment options for those experiencing joint pain.

How hip replacement surgery works

April 11, 2013

A 54 year old patient expects to be back to the gym in two weeks without the pain!

Hans Moller, M.D., explains Kevin Ware’s compound fracture

April 11, 2013

Find out what happened and what recovery looks like for the college basketball player.

Thorns FC announce partnership with Providence Health & Services: Health care provider to be Presenting Partner, Thorns FC primary jersey sponsor

April 09, 2013

Portland Thorns FC today announced Providence Health & Services as the official Presenting Partner of Portland Thorns FC and the club’s primary jersey sponsor while unveiling the team’s kits for the inaugural National Women’s Soccer League (NWSL) season.

New technique and equipment helps improve recovery after minimally invasive hip replacement surgery

April 01, 2013

Recovery from hip replacement surgery has become much faster at Providence Medford Medical Center Hospital thanks to an innovative minimally invasive anterior surgical approach using the new Hana operating table.

Knee pain and finding relief

March 28, 2013

Get tips to help prevent knee pain and learn about treatment options from conservative therapies to total knee replacement surgery.

Safety On The Slopes

January 09, 2013

John Durkan, M.D., orthopedic surgeon and former assistant team physician for the U.S. Snowboarding team, give tips to stay safe while skiing or snowboarding.

A simple 10-minute home workout

November 07, 2012

No time to exercise? Providence physical therapist says that you can get a good workout in as little as ten minutes.

Providence Orthopedic Institute joins joint replacement registry

October 25, 2012

To help ensure the best possible patient experience, Providence has joined the American Joint Replacement Registry.

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.

Finding relief from hip pain

August 14, 2012

Get tips to help prevent joint pain and learn about treatment options from conservative therapies to total hip replacement surgery.

How to get your kids moving

July 11, 2012

Kids are 40 percent less active than they were 30 years ago. Get tips on how to motivate kids to be more active.

Ethiopian woman makes her recovery one step at a time

June 01, 2012

For more than two years, Shandy Welch, manager of our orthopedics program, worked tirelessly to bring a young Ethiopian woman to Portland for a surgery that will give her the opportunity for a much better future.

Knee replacement surgeries are improving lives

May 31, 2012

A patient explains how a recent knee replacement surgery has him walking and active again.

Zagunis trains with Providence to take on Olympic gold

April 26, 2012

With just over three months until the Olympic games begin, two time gold medalist Mariel Zagunis is making regular visits to a physical therapist.

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.

Is barefoot running really better for me?

December 12, 2011

Erica Loder, a physical therapist with Providence Sports Care Center, shares advice for runners, including the new trend, barefoot running.

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 Sports Care Center offers unique sports simulator to prevent injuries

August 01, 2011

Eric Marchek, Providence Sports Care Center, was featured by KPTV on news story about the new center and the sports simulator. Watch the story.

Using Technology to Prevent and Treat Athletic Injury.

July 18, 2011

See how Providence Sports Care Center physical therapists are using advanced technology to...

Preparing Young Athletes for Spring Sports

March 01, 2011

Bret Kean, M.D., an orthopedic surgeon at Providence Milwaukie Hospital and Eastside Orthopedics and Sports Medicine, discusses how best to prepare young athletes for sports.