Noteworthy - April 2021

Providence Heart Institute news

Collaborative heart series – CME webinars
Providence Heart Institute presents monthly educational programs to support evidence-based diagnosis and management of heart disease with a team-based approach. CME credit is available.
More info here>>

Vascular surgery expansion at Providence Heart Institute
Providence Vascular Surgery Program has expanded to include new providers and services to meet the needs of patients with vascular disease. 
Read the announcement here>>

TAVR research published
Members of Providence Heart Institute’s Valve Program recently completed a manuscript that was published as the largest single center experience with Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR) in literature. Providence has performed more than 2,000 TAVR procedures. It is one of the highest-volume TAVR sites in the country and the highest volume site in Oregon.

Providence Cancer Institute news

3 melanoma studies
The incidence of melanoma is increasing faster than other skin cancers. Providence Cancer Institute is one of a few centers in the Pacific Northwest to offer three new studies of postoperative adjuvant immunotherapy for high-risk melanoma.

New provider in Providence Liver Cancer Clinic

Jon Gerry, M.D., is a newly hired provider in the Franz Liver Cancer Clinic at Providence Cancer Institute. He attended medical school at Harvard University, residency at Stanford University, and a fellowship in hepato-pancreato-biliary surgery at Providence Portland Medical Center.

Attend Creating Hope: Stories of Good
Please consider participating in this year’s Creating Hope dinner to support cancer research and programs at Providence Cancer Institute. The virtual event will be held at
7 p.m., Wednesday, May 19. Registration is free. The evening will feature stories of hope from leading researchers, physicians and cancer survivors as they fight to finish cancer. Learn more>>

Honoring nurses and all health care workers in May
With deep gratitude for nurses, hospital caregivers and all health care workers, Providence celebrates National Nurses Week May 6-12 and National Hospital and Health Care Week May 9-15. The 2021 recognition weeks offer opportunities to thank caregivers for their outstanding contributions and unwavering support, especially during challenging times.

Providence pediatrics CME series: May-July
Providence Virtual Pediatric Grand Rounds providers and caregivers who care for children are invited to virtual educational offerings with pediatric specialists. Topics include: Type 1 diabetes update, feeding and breathing disorders, and children and COVID. Learn more>>

Free ‘DocTalks’ to feature range of clinical topics
DocTalks is a new monthly virtual speaker series where participants will hear from Providence physicians who are leading the way in care throughout Oregon. Topics include How Childhood Brain Development Affects Us as AdultsHeart Failure Treatments – When Less is MoreAdvancements in Neurosurgery and more. DocTalks began in April and run through October. It’s free to join, and all are welcome. Register to reserve your virtual seat today.

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