Our Stories

A long way back from stroke

Surviving a stroke and regaining one’s health depend on many things. Brad Soots, an employee at Providence Neurodevelopmental Center for Children, suffered a severe stroke in May 2010.

A telltale kiss

How a wife's fast action and Providence Telestroke Network led to lifesaving stroke treatment.

Patient stories: One hour at a time

Tami's life was saved by her husband recognizing stroke symptoms and the care provided by Providence Stroke Center.

Providence Telestroke robot connects mom and newborn son

When pregnant 35-year-old Ivonne Cortez of Sherwood collapsed Sunday, Aug. 22, shortly after arriving to the emergency department at Providence Newberg Medical Center, the last thing on her mind was that she’d be separated from her baby.

Research stories: What if…

Providence Brain and Spine Institute physicians ask "what if" as they advance research and care for patients.

Surviving a major brain injury is one thing. Restoring your life and routines is another.

Some people just have that sparkle. You know who they are – the ones full of energy and optimism, the ones who are living life to the fullest. When a health crisis strikes, those attributes may be the best medicine.

True Patient Journey: Stroke

A young woman tells what she experienced after noticing some numbness. She acted fast to get the emergency help she needed.