Critical & Specialty Care

Providence St. Mary Foundation

Help maintain a standard for excellence in critical and specialty care at Providence St. Mary Medical Center.
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Help Save Lives

 

Providence St. Mary Medical Center is a leader in emergency and trauma care in our community. As a Level III Trauma Center, the St. Mary Emergency Center is the primary receiving hospital for trauma care in our region.

The Foundation has invested $330,000 to purchase the latest nurse call system for the ICU - a vital system that alerts nursing staff to issues; many which are extremely time sensitive and life-threatening. The Foundation also recently invested $20,000 to purchase a GlideScope intubation device specific to the ICU, allowing for faster and safer intubation for our most critically-ill patients.

Your continued support ensures that our hospital is equipped with state-of-the-art equipment and technology, so we are prepared to respond to emergencies in our community when help is needed right away. 


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Our Impact

Your investments in Critical & Specialty care at St. Mary Medical Center ensure excellent emergency care is available right here in Walla Walla when you, or your neighbor, need it most.

Vital System for the ICU

In partnership with the Foundation, you invested $330,000 to purchase the latest nurse call system for the ICU – a vital system that alerts staff to issues; many which are extremely time sensitive and life-threatening.  

Faster and Safer Intubation

The Foundation also recently invested $20,000 to purchase a GlideScope intubation device specific to the ICU, allowing for faster and safer intubation for our most critically ill-patients. 

Cardiac rehabilitation telemetry system

You replaced aging cardiac equipment that allows patients recovering from a heart attack or other cardiac event to start an exercise routine safely. 

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Our Philanthropic Needs


  • Intensive Care

    Supports equipment, technology and other needs to ensure exceptional intensive care, close to home.
  • Emergency Care

    As a Level III Trauma Center, Providence St. Mary Emergency Center is the primary receiving hospital for trauma care in the region. Gifts to the Trauma Center and Emergency Department help ensure the best technology and equipment are available right here in Walla Walla.
  • Cardiac Care

    Providence St. Mary Medical Center offers a range of invasive and noninvasive diagnostic and therapeutic cardiac services including pacemaker implantation and monitoring, coronary angiography, echocardiography, rhythm and pressure monitoring, stress-testing, cardiac rehabilitation, and education.

Providence Has Always Had Donna's Heart

Before there was a vaccine, Donna’s family contracted the flu while living in California. She and her mother both suffered heart valve damage as a result of the illness. Throughout their lives, Providence has provided life-saving care that allowed them to live their lives to the fullest.

In 1985 Donna’s mom visited her in Los Angeles and had a hard time keeping up with their family while they were out and about sight-seeing. She returned to Walla Walla and sought cardiac care from Dr. Robert Johnson at Providence. Two porcine valves helped her heart function for 27 years – until she was 98 years old.  

When Donna returned to Walla Walla in 1987, she too entrusted Dr. Johnson with her care. Over the years, Donna has had a valve replacement and received an implantable cardioverter/defibrillator.

Donna’s energy declined in 2018 and Donna returned to Providence St. Mary for cardiac care. Drs. Wong and Maxood were instrumental in regulating her defibrillator and balancing her medications.


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