Our Stories

Higher Hope Amid Serious Illness

It wasn't just the ulcer, the doctor told Isaias Nuñez-Orozco that October day.

Leslie Cogswell, a 12-year survivor of breast cancer, has a zest for life.

Leslie Cogswell was on top of the world – happily married, raising two daughters and training for a marathon – when she discovered the small, hard lump in her left breast.

We are fortunate to have your hospital in our community

My wife had the misfortune to be in a bad "horse wreck" — she ended up under her horse with numerous injuries, and in a semi-remote location near Walla Walla, Wash., to boot. Though I am an experienced EMT/paramedic (30-plus years), the situation was not an ideal one, and although my wife remounted and tried to ride out, she wasn't able to stay conscious.

Words from our patients: The value of our small town hospital

I was recently a patient of you hospital and was there for five nights awaiting transfer to Portland for surgery. I was amazed at the difference between a large city hospital and your small town hospital.

A huge thank you to all the nurses at [Providence] hospice...

A huge thank you to all the nurses at [Providence] hospice. Your tender care to keep Bill comfortable was so appreciated by all the family.

The staff at Opportunity Connection Kropp Ct. Group Home appreciate Providence hospice

The care and respect our resident received during his short time with [Providence] hospice was excellent.  The staff at Opportunity Connection Kropp Ct. Group Home appreciate the help of hospice more than words can express.

"Each care provider was excellent and I called on weekends and at night and got immediate responses to my questions."

Everyone at Providence gave us tremendous help which allowed my wife to stay at home during her last months and her pain was treated very well. I am very grateful to have had such wonderful people at Providence Hospice giving me assistance and care to my wife.

Nothing I could possibly say can adequately express my gratitude...

I tried to convey my gratitude and appreciation for all the care you gave to our family, because it affected us all.

Caring with Dignity: Words from our hospice families

A short compilation from the thank you notes we receive from families of patients.