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Our stories

"He's a little miracle"

One day, returning from a trip to the mailbox, Paul Stumpf-Blanco did something that his mother will never forget. How a family's love, dedicated caregivers and support from Providence Newberg Medical Center helped nurture that single step.

Beauty in the brokenness

Coping with a serious illness, former publishing executive Carol Hickman lost her job and her health insurance just when she needed them the most. Providence Medford Medical Center stepped in to help.

A perfect fit

The building may be glass and steel, but its purpose is all heart. How Providence Seaside Hospital supported a new food warehouse that will serve thousands of hungry and needy Oregonians - nearly half of them children.

Angels appear

Just when Pamela Levens thought her luck couldn't get worse, it did. Sick, in pain and worried, she heard a knock on the door. It was someone from Providence Willamette Falls Medical Center with welcome news.

A helper is helped

Sisters Alicia Orozco and Martha Mercado are devoted volunteers, making sure that the less fortunate get the help they need. But it took some nudging and a program at Providence St. Vincent Medical Center to convince one of them to accept a life-changing service.

Blessings for kids

It offers pingpong, basketball, after-school snacks and the occasional Justin Bieber tune. With the help of Providence Hood River Memorial Hospital, St. Francis House in Odell is a place where "it's easier to be good."

"It changed my life"

For years, Jesse Gribble endured pain and shame as his teeth began to crumble. Thanks to a mobile dental van supported by Providence Milwaukie Hospital, Jesse can smile again.

Restoring lives and dignity

They're our parents and our grandparents, yet some of Oregon's frail or vulnerable elder citizens are exploited by the people they trust. For them, an advocacy group and Providence Health & Services are there with financial, social and emotional support.

A tender place

When the poor and vulnerable struggle with emotional challenges or mental illness, George Fox University's Behavioral Health Clinic, aided by Providence Health & Services, provides gentle support and counseling.

The colors of hope

Amid the pain and isolation of a debilitating illness, Joseph Lambert rediscovered something within him: his love for painting. Providence Portland Medical Center has helped him find some healing by providing not only care, but also an affirmation of his artwork.