President's Message

Dear friends,

Since 1875 Providence St. Vincent Medical Center provided the finest, most compassionate medical care to all in its community, regardless of a person’s ability to pay. In 2013, the hospital gave more than $64.3 million in charity care to people throughout the region.

That one fact alone would make Providence St. Vincent worthy of support, but the hospital is so much more than merely a place for charity care.

Providence St. Vincent is about our physicians, nurses and caregivers who are consistently ranked as some of the finest in the Portland area.

It is about providing the latest technological advances to ensure patients receive the best care possible and, subsequently ensuring that the hospital remains on the leading edge of medical care and research.

In this time of great change in health care, Providence St. Vincent’s excellence and commitment to the community remains constant.

I began my relationship with Providence St. Vincent more than 40 years ago when it was located on Westover Road in Portland. Due to a college basketball injury, I was a ‘guest’ in the hospital for more than a week. That was a very different era, but Providence St. Vincent was already among the best. I recently had my second knee replacement at our beautiful, modern facility on Barnes Road. The care and attention I received and the staff’s professionalism were second to none.

I am proud to support Providence St. Vincent and itscharitable Mission. I hope you can join me in this very worthwhile journey.

With generous donor support, Providence St. Vincent will continue to attract the finest doctors and nurses. With donor support, we will keep up with the latest innovations in research and treatment. Loyal and generous support helped propel Providence St. Vincent to the top ranks of hospitals in the United States. Your help will keep us there.

The foundation’s website highlights our funding priorities. Please take a few moments to explore the site and then join the thousands of donors throughout this community who support this exceptional place of caring and healing.

Have a great year!

Warm regards,
Kevin Kelly
President, Council of Trustees
Providence St. Vincent Medical Foundation