Our Stories

A peaceful, blessed goodbye

Providence music-thanatologists offer soothing and spiritually powerful comfort to those nearing the end of life. Thanks to your contributions, this special program now celebrates its first decade.

Donor profile: Mark Williams

Mark Williams, 54
Business owner, melanoma survivor

Healing Comforts of Home - Providence Guest Housing Campaign

Providence Portland Medical Center is increasingly becoming a regional destination for health care services. When patients and their families travel to Portland, they often find themselves in unfamiliar surroundings at a vulnerable and stressful time in their lives. Finding affordable and convenient lodging can be a major challenge.

Patient story: Beating in good time

Christopher Hamilton had a big heart...literally. After six months with the "flu" and 20 pounds of water filling his chest, a novel procedure put this young father's heartbeat back into rhythm.

Patient story: I haven't had any new cancers

It’s been 11 years since Clara Harris was diagnosed with kidney cancer; more than 10 years since she had radiation for brain and bone tumors. And it’s been one year since Harris welcomed her first grandchild.

Remember Providence - Portland

state gifts are a vital source of support for the charitable work of Providence Portland Medical Foundation. Make a difference with estate planning.