Krista Farnham has been named chief executive for Providence Portland Medical Center and will lead Providence Oregon’s eastern region.
A record-setting $1.5 million gift will help train physicians of the future at Providence Milwaukie Hospital. The donor, Elsie Franz Finley, said the gift also honors her late brother, longtime Providence supporter Robert W. Franz.
Providence’s commitment to patient safety is a high priority among caregivers and that has been recognized by the Oregon Patient Safety Commission. All eight Providence hospitals in Oregon and Providence’s Center for Medically Fragile Children, a residential care facility for young people, were recognized by the commission for meeting an assortment of patient safety targets.
More than 150 people took part as Providence Cancer Center participated in Vice President Biden’s Cancer Moonshot Summit. The goal is to make a decade worth of advances toward a cure in five years, from increasing access to treatment and improving care to freeing trapped data and unleashing new breakthroughs.
Four Providence hospitals in the Portland have each been designated as a “Diagnostic Imaging Center of Excellence” by The American College of Radiology, or ACR. The four Providence hospitals – Providence Portland Medical Center, Providence St. Vincent Medical Center, Providence Willamette Falls Medical Center and Providence Milwaukie Hospital – are among eight on the West Coast and only 104 in the world to achieve this honor.
On Halloween, breast cancer patient Melissa Roy-Hart, aka Wonder Woman, allowed reporters to follow her to her final breast cancer treatment at Providence Cancer Center Oncology and Hematology Care Clinic – Southeast.