It’s hard to believe that it’s spring again already—a time when we think of new and renewed life. Inside this latest issue of Providence, we have a few stories that fit this theme.
Jockey Gary Stevens had his knee replaced at Providence Saint John’s Health Center and is back to his active life. And a severely injured patient who came to the trauma center at Providence Holy Cross Medical Center shares his dramatic story of recovery.
Also inside these pages you’ll read about how the future is now at our Providence hospitals, where the distance separating patients from the experts they may need at that moment doesn’t matter. Telehealth is the new medical frontier. Physicians who specialize in intricate neurological procedures at Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center in Burbank can virtually diagnose and order treatment for patients miles away, thanks to computer-driven robots in our telestroke program.
The latest technology and the Providence brand of excellence and compassion also mean quality care for patients with back pain and spinal injuries. New diagnostics, procedures and therapies are highlighted on page 24.
Like all hospitals, nurses are the backbone of Providence medical centers. Read profiles of some of our registered nurses who exemplify the care we provide at each of our six hospitals—in the San Fernando Valley, the Westside and the South Bay.
Finally, Providence is proud to be a part of the communities we serve. Take a look at the lists of classes, lectures and special events we’re hosting over the next few months and enjoy photos from some of our special moments.
Interim Regional Chief Executive