Noteworthy - February 2023

Providence St. Vincent among top 50 hospitals
Providence St. Vincent Medical Center has been named one of America’s 50 Best Hospitals by Healthgrades, an organization that evaluates and ranks hospitals based on clinical outcomes. This is the third year in a row for Providence St. Vincent, representing the only hospital in Oregon with such an achievement. This distinction puts Providence St. Vincent in the top 1% of hospitals in the U.S. 

More information about the award is available here.

Medford robotic surgery program
The Providence Medford Medical Center robotic surgery program again earned designation as a Center of Excellence in Robotic Surgery (COERS) from Surgical Review Corporation (SRC). On Feb. 1, the SRC inspector completed a facility assessment, the final step in a three-year reaccreditation process.

“This reaccreditation can be attributed to our exceptional robotic surgeons, their surgical assistants and operating room teams, perioperative caregivers and all other support staff who care for patients and support the robotic surgery service,” said Therese Johnson, surgical services Center of Excellence program coordinator at Providence Medford. 

In addition, six robotic surgeons each obtained or maintained accreditation as Master Surgeon in Robotic Surgery and as Surgeon of Excellence.

Read more about the Center of Excellence accreditation here. (Link is only available to Providence-employed or affiliated providers)

Murdock Trust grant awarded to the Earle A. Chiles Research Institute
Thanks to the M. J. Murdock Charitable Trust and Providence Foundation supporters, the Earle A. Chiles Research Institute, a division of Providence Cancer Institute, has upgraded our flow cytometry suite to the latest technology in cell analysis.

One of the best ways to cure advanced cancer is to tailor each patient’s therapy to their specific tumor. The Cytek Aurora can identify more than 45 unique proteins on a single cell while previous equipment could identify only 15 proteins at a time.

“This allows our research team to characterize thousands of unique immune cells within each patient’s tumor, which supports our goal of developing new and more effective treatments for our patients,” says William Redmond, Ph.D., director of the Immune Monitoring Laboratory at the Earle A. Chiles Research Institute.

Two cancer institute scientists featured in articles on breast cancer research
In an article in Cancer Network, clinicians discussed the use of sacituzumab govitecan in triple-negative breast cancer. Clinicians included Aditya Bardia, M.D., MPH, a medical oncologist from Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, and Alison K. Conlin, M.D., with Providence Cancer Institute in Portland, Ore.
Recap: The use of sacituzumab govitecan in triple-negative breast cancer

Sasha Stanton, M.D., of Providence Cancer Institute, was featured in an OncLive article that discussed efforts to improve the responses to immunotherapy regimens in early-stage hormone receptor (HR)–positive breast cancer.
Dr. Stanton on Improving Responses to Immunotherapy in Early-Stage HR+ Breast Cancer (

Basecamp, Heart to Start update

Providence Heart Institute’s Basecamp Prevention + Wellness continues to provide and expand on its community offerings. This includes the latest Providence Heart Guide, the 11th season of the Heart to Start fitness program, and new Spanish-language offerings to the Latinx community.

  • Spanish language programs:

KPTV news story:

Welcome to Basecamp information:

Basecamp class information:


Providence Center for Weight Management receives 5-star rating from Healthgrades

Providence Center for Weight Management, a part of Providence Digestive Health Institute, has been recognized with five stars from Healthgrades, a nationally recognized resource for comprehensive information about physician and hospital outcomes. 

This is the first year the Center for Weight Management’s bariatric surgery program has been recognized by Healthgrades. The bariatric surgery program was specifically recognized for excellence in surgical skill and care, a strong multidisciplinary care team, comprehensive pre-op patient education and timely post-op follow-up.

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