Our Stories

A peaceful, blessed goodbye

Providence music-thanatologists offer soothing and spiritually powerful comfort to those nearing the end of life. Thanks to your contributions, this special program now celebrates its first decade.

Helen's Heart

Helen Warinsky, at age 93, heard from doctors that she was too old to undergo surgery to replace a failing heart valve.

My Little Waiting Room blossoms

It was just over a year ago that the drop-in center opened its doors, thanks in part to contributions to Providence St. Vincent Medical Foundation. Since then, the facility has helped hundreds of families, received national recognition and is inspiring other organizations that wish to make people's lives easier.

Patient story: Beating in good time

Christopher Hamilton had a big heart...literally. After six months with the "flu" and 20 pounds of water filling his chest, a novel procedure put this young father's heartbeat back into rhythm.

Patient story: Brain tumor-free, a life rebounding

Two years after a Providence surgeon removed the tumor that disrupted her life, Carol Fichtner is thriving.

Patient story: Journey to the edge and back

On Sunday morning Mike Holland thought he had the flu. By Monday night he was dying. Saving him would take a team of heart experts, a new machine and a miracle.

Physician Story: Dr. Digital

Call it Medicine 2.0: Providence Heart and Vascular Institute cardiologist James Beckerman, M.D., is among the next generation of doctors using social media to promote healthy habits.

Remember Providence - St. Vincent

A bequest in their estate plan is one way the Singers can say thank you for the life-saving care he received.

Two years later, the Pink Glove Dance still moves

Providence’s breast cancer awareness music video started a global trend and touched people in unexpected ways.