Providence Milwaukie Hospital is a 77-bed community hospital in suburban Portland that serves the community by evaluating need and adding programs and services to meet those needs.
Partnering with the family medicine residency clinics, among others, Providence Milwaukie responded to patients who identify as being food insecure by dedicating space for a teaching kitchen and food pharmacy. Teaching kitchens offer small group cooking classes and demonstrations on cooking and eating well. Chefs engage attendees in fun and informative classes covering how to cook, what to eat, and skills around meal planning, shopping and eating on a budget.
Food pharmacies offer clinicians an opportunity to write patients’ a “prescription” for food. Patients leave with prescriptions or vouchers that can be redeemed at our food pharmacy after meeting with a dietician.
Providence Milwaukie’s 16,000 square feet, 20 treatment-room Emergency Department is one of the busiest small hospital EDs in Oregon, with more than 30,000 patient-visits in 2017. The department has the capacity to care for 40,000 patient-visits a year.
In 2017, our medical/surgical unit cared for more than 2,700 patients, and Providence Milwaukie also operates a 20-bed geriatric psychiatric unit, the only unit of its kind in metropolitan Portland. This short term stabilization unit will be staffed with geriatric physicians and nurses and compliments a new out-patient psychiatric clinic and ECT services.
The hospital houses the full complement of diagnostic imaging services including 3-D mammography, MRI, two CT scanners, nuclear medicine, and ultrasound. Laboratory services are available 24-hours.
In 2017, Providence Milwaukie Hospital invested more than $26.4 million to improve health outcomes in the communities we serve. These targeted investments include more than $1.7 million in community grants and $3.1 million in free and low-cost care. One of these investments included support expansion for the Annie Ross House – the only emergency family shelter in Clackamas County. When completed in 2019, the new campus in Milwaukie will serve more than 250 adults and children annually.
Providence Milwaukie Hospital represents an excellent environment for the continuity component of family medicine education. The residency has the enthusiastic support of the medical staff, the majority of whom are family physicians and general internists.
Providence Milwaukie Hospital has no other residency programs.
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