President's Message

Dear friends, 

shepard_steve 2017 was another incredible year at Providence St. Vincent Medical Center. You made a difference in the lives of our patients and their families, volunteers and staff.

Without you, we could not have made the following happen:

  • 20,000th youth screened for cardiovascular health through the Play Smart program.
  • Opening of Basecamp | Cardiac Prevention + Wellness center
  • Wrangler the Facility Dog joined the child life specialist team in the Children’s Emergency Department (Follow him on Instagram!)
  • The addition of Seth Oliveria, M.D., to the Providence Brain and Spine Institute as the new functional neurosurgeon. Dr. Oliveria specializes in neuromodulation surgery that attempts to stimulate various nerves in the brain, spinal cord, or peripheral nerves to change their activity to achieve a therapeutic result.

We also had some notable gifts in 2017, propelling us forward in providing the best care for everyone:

  • $2 million from Tim and Mary Boyle to establish the Center for Cardiovascular Analytics, Research and Data Science, or CARDS, within Providence Heart Institute
  • $500,000 gift from Ron and Tammy Witcosky to support the creation of the Children’s Development Institute on the Providence St. Vincent campus as well as provide mental health resources to patients with epilepsy.
  • $1 million anonymous gift to advance cardiac and wellness efforts under the leadership of Jamie Beckerman, M.D.
  • $1 million commitment from Walt Bowen, launching the Bowen Challenge to encourage others to join with him to raise an additional $3 million to create a robust core for cancer immunotherapy bioinformatics under the leadership of Walter Urba, M.D., Ph.D.

Your gifts have a significant impact on our patients and our community.

As I begin my second year as Board of Trustees President, I am excited to see how 2018 will shape up. Please join me in supporting the Foundation and helping continue the tradition of the Sisters of Providence of bringing the best medical care to all in our community, especially the poor and vulnerable.

Thank you for your generous support,

Steve Shepard
President, Council of Trustees
Providence St. Vincent Medical Foundation