Chair's Message

Dear friends,

The past year or so has been filled with challenges and exciting opportunities for Providence Willamette Falls Medical Center as we became the newest member of the Providence Health & Services team. Through it all, one thing has become clear: Good things are happening here.

Clackamas County expects to see exponential growth over the next decade. We'll need to provide accessible health care, a vibrant medical center, and cutting-edge programs and services to support this growing community.

We are already seeing a serious investment of resources. Work is under way to expand primary care, immediate care and other clinic services. Community need for physician specialty services is being evaluated and we can expect to see growth in those areas in the years to come. We remain deeply committed to addressing the needs of our elderly population and to serving the poor and vulnerable.

While Providence is bringing a lot to the table, we can't do it alone. As a not-for-profit health system, community support is essential to all of our plans. The foundation - governed by a local board of trustees - is our link to the community, ensuring that the hospital is a good neighbor.

In partnership with a family of loyal donors, we have constructed a community education center, supported the Children's Center of Clackamas County to aid young victims of abuse, and helped the hospital buy needed equipment. We're currently working to develop a clinic that will provide regular care to the medically uninsured.

By making these projects a reality, your generosity can have a lasting impact on the health, wellness and vitality of this region. Thank you for being a partner in our work.

Sincerely,

Pam Bloom, chair
Providence Willamette Falls Medical Foundation