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Providence’s new Neurocritical Care Unit

September 26, 2013

Providence now offers a new, 12-bed neurocritical care unit at Providence St. Vincent Medical Center in Portland.

Providence St. Vincent Medical Center is recognized for outstanding spine and neurosurgical care

March 11, 2013

Becker's Hospital Review has named Providence St. Vincent Medical Center as one of 100 Hospitals with Great Neurosurgery and Spine Programs.

Providence Home Health rated among top in the U.S.

November 07, 2012

For the fifth consecutive year, Providence Home Health has been named a top home care provider in HomeCare Elite’s annual compilation of the top-performing home health agencies in the U.S.

Excruciating back pain gone immediately

September 12, 2012

Watch this KPTV report about a patient who was in the worst pain in his life. His minimally invasive spine surgery cured him "100 percent" and he was out on the town that evening.

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.

Options for treating back pain [Audio]

June 21, 2012

As many as 80 percent of Americans will experience back pain at some point in their lives. But today, we have more options for treating back pain than ever before.

Back on his feet

November 30, 2011

Most back pain can be treated without surgery, but when it is appropriate, it can provide tremendous relief. Hear from Dr. Jeffery Johnson and his patient in this KPTV report.

New technology for back surgery

July 11, 2011

New technology allows decompression of a pinched nerve in a less invasive way. Just a week after back surgery, this patient can lie down comfortably for the first time in years.