Forms & Information

Forms Instructions

St. Vincent Medical Center - Postoperative care instructions

Thank you for choosing to have your surgery at Providence St. Vincent Medical Center. We would like to provide you with information about your...

Pre-Surgery Pediatric Health Status Summary Form

To make sure you get the best, safest care possible, we need some important information about you. Before your child comes to the hospital for surgery, please complete and bring with you a copy of this Pediatric Health Status Summary for children under the age of 13.

Personal Medication History Form

Your complete medication history is important to your physicians and to the hospital. Please fill out this form and bring it with you anytime you go to the doctor’s office or to the hospital. If you are scheduled for a Pre-Surgical Services appointment, make a trip to the Emergency Room, or are coming directly to the hospital, remember to bring this completed form!!

If for some reason you are unable to fill out this form, please bring in a bag all of the medications (in their original containers) that you are currently taking.

Step-By-Step Guide for Surgery Patients

Please read and follow these instructions as you prepare to have surgery at Providence Milwaukie Hospital, Providence Portland Medical Center or Providence St. Vincent Medical Center. The instructions will help to make your experience as smooth and comfortable as possible.

Speak Up and help prevent medical errors

Mistakes can happen during surgery. Hospitals and other medical facilities that are accredited by The Joint Commission must follow a procedure that helps surgeons avoid these mistakes.

Mistakes can also happen before or after surgery. A patient can take the wrong medicine. Or they don’t understand the instructions about how to take care of themselves. As a patient, you can make your care safer by being an active, involved and informed member of your health care team.

Experts in surgical care, close to home

If you need surgery, you can be sure you are in good hands with Providence. Stephan Coffman, M.D., and Christeen Osborn, M.D., have teamed together to provide you with local, coordinated surgical services.

Five Simple Things You can Do to Prevent Infection

Infections are dangerous – especially for people who are hospitalized or are having surgery. Here are five simple things you can do to reduce your risk of infection.

New Patient Forms: PMG-Hood River General Surgery

To prepare for your visit with Dr. Stephan Coffman or Dr. John Garcia, please bring this completed form with you for your initial appointment. In addition we will also need your photo ID and current medical insurance card.

Proprietary Health Article

Providence Surgical Services Patient Safety

Providence Surgical Services is committed to ensuring your safety throughout your surgical stay. Our number one safety goal is to guarantee that each surgery patient is accurately identified and has the right surgery performed in the right location.

Assessing and Controlling Pain: What You Should Know

Communicating how you feel when you experience pain can be difficult under normal circumstances. While you are in the hospital, we want you to tell us how you feel using the simple Pain Rating Scale

With this tool, you can describe how much pain you are feeling. This will help the nurses know if you are receiving appropriate pain relief. Throughout your hospital stay, your doctor and nurse will ask you to rate your pain.