It’s an honor to serve as chair of the Providence Seaside Hospital Foundation Board, whose purpose is to support the Providence Mission by raising and distributing funds for much-needed equipment, hospital programs, medical technology and charitable care in our community.
With generous donor support, Providence Seaside will provide the latest innovations in research and treatment. Providence Seaside 2012 Festival of Trees raised $75,000 to launch the Providence Health eXpress in your clinic located at Providence Medical Group-Seaside. Through specialized audio-visual equipment set up in Providence Seaside’s North Coast clinic, specialists from a range of Providence clinical programs can see patients virtually, avoiding the need for travel to Portland. This type of “tele-health” service allows patients to be seen in a variety of settings, including for in-patient, outpatient and home health services. This innovative technology allows Providence Seaside Hospital to “ease the way” for our patients – an important component of Providence’s vision of providing connected care for those we serve.
In addition, gifts to our foundation’s Providence Cares Fund have made health care more accessible to patients with little or no insurance coverage. Each year more than 3,000 patients are able to visit our walk-in clinic that they otherwise could not afford. Additionally, more than 200 North Coast patients a year receive free dental care from the Providence Dental Van.
You can make a positive difference in our community’s health care. When you donate to Providence Seaside Hospital Foundation, you’re supporting a not-for-profit hospital recognized for providing excellent, compassionate care to our entire community. I hope you share in this pride and will help support these important efforts. Please take a moment to make a gift to Providence Seaside Hospital Foundation today. Any amount you can give is welcome and deeply appreciated.
Tamara Roberts, chair
Providence Seaside Hospital Foundation