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“Good outcomes don’t come from one person doing their best – it takes a whole team of people doing their best.”— Dr. John Handy Jr.

October 06, 2016

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 considering health care career experience live surgery with Chest Watch

August 10, 2016

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. 

Rebels coverage in recent news article

May 31, 2016

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.”

Providence School Outreach Winter Newsletter

March 08, 2016

Learn more about our program and school outreach opportunities throughout the year from our quarterly newsletter.

Rebels awarded Billi Odegaard Public Health Genius Award 2015

November 19, 2015

Rebel leaders accepted the Oregon Public Health Institute Billi Odegaard Genius Award on October 9, 2015 at a luncheon ceremony.

2014-2015 Career Highlight Program

June 30, 2015

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 Wellspace at Providence Park: Portland’s health plan hotspot

January 08, 2015
Have you been to Providence Wellspace yet? It’s near the entrance to the Providence Sports Care Center at Providence Park. Come in for personalized assistance, and tell your friends and family without a health plan that the Individual and Family open enrollment deadline is Feb. 15. Our licensed insurance professionals are there to answer questions and help them enroll.

Providence Thoracic Surgery Program: Providence launches “Chest Watch” for high school students to observe live lung surgery

November 17, 2014

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.

Rebels for a cause

November 13, 2014

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...

Brain Watch lets students watch a live brain aneurysm surgery

March 12, 2013

The program gives local students the opportunity to learn about brain surgery, health careers and health risks first-hand.

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