Emergency Services

Providence Portland Medical Center

Thousands of patients visit the Providence Portland Emergency Department each year. Donations will help renovate this critical space to help caregivers provide better, faster care to more people.

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Transforming emergency care to better serve those in need


The past two years powerfully illustrated how important our emergency medicine team is to the health and well-being of our community. Our Emergency Department caregivers are there when we need them most, tirelessly caring for some of the most vulnerable people in our community – those with urgent medical needs.

We are seeing more patients in the emergency department now than ever before. We continue to navigate COVID-19, the community's ongoing behavioral health crisis, an increase in the number of people who have delayed their care – all of which are putting a strain on our emergency services resources. We also serve patients who come to our hospital because they have nowhere else to go.  

To better serve the community, Providence Portland has begun reimagining the hospital’s 45-year-old Emergency Department.  The new space will provide faster, improved care for more patients. Plans are in development now and will be finalized in the coming months.

The most significant needs will require a large-scale transformation, but your gift can be used today. Thanks to donor support during the last year, the Emergency Department was able to purchase new equipment and enhanced security features.

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