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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. 

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!

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.

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.

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.

Knee replacement surgeries are improving lives

May 31, 2012

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

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 Hood River Memorial Hospital Mountain Clinic. 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.

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