Area of Greatest Need for Children

Providence Portland Medical Foundation

Provides support to the area of children's health with the most immediate need.
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Make a difference for children and their families


More than 9,000 babies are born in an Oregon Providence hospital every year, each with their own unique health care needs. Some arrive as premature babies. Some develop chronic conditions or challenges. Some are healthy but are affected by the medical conditions of family members. When children are involved, illness and injuries affect entire families.

Providence is recognized as a center of excellence for children’s services, especially for children with special and complex health care needs.

Your gift supports programs and services that provide better health care for our youngest and most vulnerable patients.  Thanks to generous donors, we help families navigate the twists and turns in each child's health care journey.

Inpatient care for medically fragile children

Providing 24-hour compassionate care for children with profound disabilities and complex medical needs. This includes medical, dental, therapies and enrichment activities. 

Specialized outpatient care

With nearly 40,000 annual visits, Providence Children’s Development Institute provides comprehensive, family-centered care to children with special needs. Specialized equipment, additional therapy time and family support services are all funded by donors.

Community support and resources

Swindells Resource Center supports parents and caregivers of children with developmental delays or disabilities by providing peer-to-peer support, free resources, and information and education to communities throughout Oregon and SW Washington. 

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