Providence Cancer Center earns Oregon’s only designation by National Pancreas Foundation

September 14, 2015

Providence Cancer Center is one of 30 centers in the U.S. – and the only center in Oregon – to earn a special designation from the National Pancreas Foundation (NPF). Among other centers are Mayo Clinic, Virginia Mason Medical Center and Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions.

“The newly designated NPF Centers will be of great benefit to the whole community,” said NPF Center Task Force member Dr. Christopher Forsmark. “Having the NPF Center designation will help distinguish institutions whose focus is on patient centered care.”

As a National Pancreatic Foundation Center, Providence Cancer Center underwent an extensive auditing process and is being recognized for:

  • Multidisciplinary treatment of pancreatitis, treating the “whole patient” with a focus on the best possible outcomes and an improved quality of life.
  • Having expert physician specialties like gastroenterologists, pancreas surgeons and interventional radiologists along with more patient-focused programs for pain management and psychosocial support.

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