Our Stories

Medical mission trip delivers world-class orthopedic care

Earlier this year, the hip surgery team at Providence St. Vincent Medical Center packed supplies and equipment to set up a state-of-the-art orthopedic suite at Jesuit sponsored Juan Bosco Hospital in Le Vega, Dominican Republic. The team completed 17 total hip replacements, all on people whose conditions were so advanced that they could barely get around, if at all.

We are fortunate to have your hospital in our community

My wife had the misfortune to be in a bad "horse wreck" — she ended up under her horse with numerous injuries, and in a semi-remote location near Walla Walla, Wash., to boot. Though I am an experienced EMT/paramedic (30-plus years), the situation was not an ideal one, and although my wife remounted and tried to ride out, she wasn't able to stay conscious.