Providence partners with well-known perinatology expert

July 08, 2014

Providence is partnering with the man often called Oregon’s “father” of perinatology to help spread the word of our growing high-risk obstetrics and neonatal intensive care services.

This month, Peter Watson, M.D., takes on the role of medical director of perinatal outreach in the Providence Regional Women and Children’s Program. Two days a month he will meet with physicians throughout Oregon to outline Providence’s growing women and children’s services.

In August, Providence Portland Medical Center will open a NICU and begin serving high-risk OB patients, expanding to the east the nationally recognized services at Providence St. Vincent Medical Center. In addition, Providence will begin offering neonatology telehealth consultations in smaller community hospitals.

Dr. Watson begins his new role after recently retiring from a long career at Women’s Healthcare Associates. He was one of Oregon’s first perinatologists and spent decades caring for women struggling with high-risk pregnancies and their yet-to-be born babies.