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Providence Seaside Hospital Foundation
Your generosity supports important community health initiatives on the North Coast, improves access to excellent care, and keeps care close to home for anyone who needs it.
Your gifts help provide medical and dental services, medical transportation, and medicines or supplies to our neighbors in need.
Thanks to your generosity, we are able to support programs and services at Providence Seaside Hospital that otherwise might not be funded.
Area of Greatest NeedProvidence Seaside Hospital FoundationSupports the hospital in areas that have the most immediate needs to ensure that high-quality care continues.
Behavioral HealthProvidence Seaside Hospital FoundationSupports identified projects or services benefiting individuals with issues related to mental illness, substance abuse or domestic violence.
Cancer Support ServicesProvidence Seaside Hospital FoundationSupports navigation for newly diagnosed patients and provides comfort care kits to help with the challenges of cancer treatment.
Caregiver DevelopmentProvidence Seaside Hospital FoundationProvides additional educational opportunities for caregivers to grow in their careers, improving the quality of care while helping to retain top talent.
Heart CareProvidence Seaside Hospital FoundationExpands our heart services in this community by supporting the new Providence cardiac rehabilitation center in Warrenton.
Providence CaresProvidence Seaside Hospital FoundationProvides medical, dental, preventive and community-based services to those who are underserved in the area.
Timely transformation of emergency care
Donors to the Beyond 911 campaign transformed emergency care at Providence Seaside Hospital.
Constructed in the 1960s and last updated in the 1990s, by 2018 the hospital’s emergency facilities were too small and outdated and provided little security or privacy. Lisa Huddleston, M.D., leads the hospital’s emergency department. “When someone comes to us, they’re honoring us with their trust,” she said. The facilities were beginning to undermine that trust.
Today, thanks to $1.5 million in donor support, patients have a new facility exactly when it has been needed most. “Health care is dealing with something of greater severity and scale than we’ve dealt with before,” said Dr. Huddleston. “This new space makes me feel infinitely better about what we’re able to do for our patients.”
The new triage area means care can start sooner after a patient arrives and replacing treatment areas separated by curtains with private “Having more and larger rooms gives us the space to provide care and use the equipment we need to save lives,” said Kathy Gantz, who manages the department’s clinical operations. “Plenty of storage in each room puts resources close to hand. With quick access to the lab and imaging department, we can see and treat patients quickly. There’s also more privacy, which is especially important in a small community.”
Dr. Huddleston has seen an impact on caregiver morale. “You’re proud of the space, proud of where you’re working. It’s nice to have patients enjoy a nice, shiny new facility. Everyone who has contributed deserves a huge thank you from all of us – nurses, techs, physicians. We are all so happy with the care we can provide now.”