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Just eight percent of the hospitals in the nation receive Magnet status, and Providence Portland Medical Center has now received that elite nursing designation for the third time.
Kendall Sawa has been named chief operating officer for Providence Portland Medical Center. Sawa currently serves as the chief executive for Providence Seaside Hospital and North Coast Service Area. He will begin his new role Nov. 5.
Krista Farnham has been named chief executive for Providence Portland Medical Center and will lead Providence Oregon’s eastern region.
In his lifetime and through his estate, the late Robert W. Franz gave close to $40 million to Providence Portland Medical Foundation. Providence Cancer Institute has been renamed in his honor.
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.