John Handy Jr., M.D., is the medical director for the Providence Thoracic Surgery Program and is also the lead surgeon for Chest Watch, an event which gives students the opportunity to attend a surgical viewing. Dr. Handy has been involved with Chest Watch since its inception ten years ago, and continues to stress its importance as a way to demonstrate health care careers to students in addition to promoting an anti-tobacco message.
Students interested in entering the health care industry were given the rare opportunity to attend Chest Watch on Friday, July 22, at the Providence Cancer Center amphitheater.
Grant Magazine, a publication from Grant High School, recently featured Ruby Vise, a Rebel leader from Madison High School, in a story titled “A Cloudy Subject.”
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Rebel leaders accepted the Oregon Public Health Institute Billi Odegaard Genius Award on October 9, 2015 at a luncheon ceremony.
During the 2014-2015 school year, approximately 373 students have participated in 18 Career Highlight events put on by Providence School Outreach. Over 40 Providence Caregivers have helped to facilitate these events, imparting their knowledge, expertise, and personal life experience to students.
Providence Portland Medical Center offers high school students the opportunity to take a field trip to the hospital where students and teachers can observe a live surgery – typically a lung cancer operation or other chest surgery – taking place in one of the hospital’s operating rooms.
To influence through education and inspire through example to promote a tobacco free world.
Rebels for a Cause is made up of roughly 65 high school...
The program gives local students the opportunity to learn about brain surgery, health careers and health risks first-hand.