Community Update: Our OC Network


Thank you all for your enduring support as we remain dedicated above all else to the health and wellness of our Orange County community. Now and always, Providence is proud to be Orange County’s premier care network of choice.

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Cooking for Recovery at Leonard Cancer Institute in Mission Viejo


The Leonard Cancer Institute offers radiation oncology, imaging services and medical oncology. The institute emphasizes the role nutrition plays in the treatment of cancer, as the disease places extra nutritional demands on the body.

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Crews Break Ground on Women's Health Center at Providence St. Joseph Campus


A four-story, 137,000 square-foot health center serving women and babies has broken ground at the Providence St. Joseph Hospital campus in Orange.

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Breaking Down Barriers to Care in AAPI Communities


Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, Providence has worked hand in hand with our valued community partners, as well as local and federal public health authorities, to help ensure a rapid rollout of FDA authorized vaccines.

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Blue shirts, bright smiles; health advocates deliver COVID-19 info door-to-door


Promatoras, or community health advocates, walk the streets to reach under-vaccinated population in Orange County.

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United Way Teams With Providence, Edwards


Providence has partnered with Orange County United Way and Edwards Lifesciences Foundation to bring free COVID-19 vaccine access to all people of Orange County, particularly those who are poor and vulnerable.

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Erik Wexler Named Among OCBJ's 500 Most Influential


Erik Wexler runs Southern California Region for Providence, the Southland’s largest healthcare system. Wexler leads regional organization anchored by 13 award-winning hospitals, over 90 outpatient centers, and four physician foundations.

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How Hospitals in California Lowered C-Section Rates for New Mothers


C-section rates in low-risk first deliveries vary widely across the country, with some hospitals having rates as high as 50 percent or more.

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Meet Orange County Doctors Who Are Confronting COVID-19


Since the start of the pandemic, doctors have dealt with the stress of see-sawing hospitalizations and seeing field hospitals emerge in their own county, relying on each other for support to combat the virus.

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Advancing Health Equity in Our Communities


To help advance health equity in communities that have been disproportionately impacted by COVID-19, Providence is working with our valued community partners throughout the region to provide life-saving vaccines.

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Providence Partners with Edwards Lifesciences, Cities of Irvine, Santa Ana, Costa Mesa and Tustin to Open Two Free Mass COVID-19 Vaccination Clinics


Providence’s free Orange County mass vaccination clinics will provide convenient access for residents to protect themselves from COVID-19.

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Meet the Nurses Who Have Been Battling On the Front Lines of Covid 19 in OC


Last year the emerging threat of the coronavirus pandemic threw doctors, nurses, respiratory therapists, hospital administrators and medical workers into the unknown.

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Two Providence hospitals among Newsweek's Best Hospitals in the World


Providence Mission Hospital, Providence St. Jude Medical Center and affiliate Hoag Memorial Hospital have been recognized among Newsweek’s list of the World’s Best Hospitals for 2021.

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Providence is Committed to Upholding Its Mission and Integrity: Erik Wexler


Providence’s belief has always been that our patients, providers and all of our stakeholders in the Orange County community are stronger together than apart.

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Providence Announces $1.4M Investment to Achieve Health Equity and to Combat COVID-19 Health Crisis in Underserved SoCal Communities


This funding will be used to assist in expanding outreach and education, increasing the COVID-19 testing supply to marginalized populations, promoting access to care…

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The conversation you don’t want to have is the one you need most — especially with COVID


As the pandemic’s winter surge overwhelmed hospitals across the country, a team of doctors and social workers at St. Joseph in Orange began an unusual effort designed to ease the burden on COVID-19 patients, their worried families and the healthcare workers ministering to them.

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Letter to the Community from Providence Physicians


Providence physicians are proud to serve Orange County alongside their Hoag colleagues. In an open letter, three Providence doctors address why we’re better together.

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Pressure on Orange County’s hospitals eases after relentless winter surge


The number of people hospitalized with the coronavirus in Orange County has dramatically recovered from the winter surge that pushed hospitals and their frontline workers to the brink.

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Community Update: Setting the Record Straight


A negative publicity campaign has been spreading inaccuracies about our partnership and our organization. We would like to directly address the most concerning of these claims in order to set the record straight.

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Q&A: Providence South's New President of Operations and Strategy


Erik Wexler shares insights into his new role, how he plans on leading Providence South through the pandemic, and what steps the health system needs to take to recover from the pandemic.

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For a family devastated by COVID-19, Mariachi serenade provides a moment of hope


The band plays Anaheim couple's favorite song from a hospital parking lot. Did Joe Trejo hear 'The Hand of God'? Patty is sure of it.

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Bishop Kevin Vann gets COVID shot then blesses healthcare workers


Bishop Kevin Vann stood among staff members of St. Joseph Hospital in Orange and said a blessing over their important work caring for patients and inoculating people against the coronavirus.

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Providence Health Names Manemann as Southern California CEO


Providence Southern California has appointed Kevin Manemann to serve as its new chief executive, effective March 1.

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Be Well OC Debuts First Mental Health and Wellness Campus in Orange County


Campus Represents First Visible Sign of Systems Change for Mental Health Care in Orange County; Provides OC’s First-Ever Sobering Station.

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Most Influential: Home Health Nurse Fights on Pandemic's Second Line


In a year of death, Amanda Ells brings life — and a kind smile — to people riding out the pandemic at home.

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Orange County Health Care Workers Get First Doses Of COVID-19 Vaccine


A Providence St. Joseph Hospital nurse was the first person in Orange County Wednesday to be vaccinated for COVID-19, shortly followed by other health care workers.

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Providence Medical Group's Chief Executive Highlights Robust Network of Care


Providence’s medical groups in Orange County make up a robust network of physicians and specialists dedicated to ensuring the health and well-being of our residents.

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OC Medical Professionals Share Insights, Answer Reader Questions on Coronavirus


In a live video podcast aired on Facebook Thursday medical experts shared insights and answered reader questions in an open discussion.

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OC hospital helps underprivileged children with drive-thru Christmas party


More than 100 children received the surprise of their lives Saturday during a drive-thru Christmas party in Orange County.

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Caring for Our Most Vulnerable


For almost 100 years, Providence St. Joseph hospitals in Orange County – Mission, St. Joseph and St. Jude – have provided compassionate, quality care to advance the health of our communities.

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Mission Hospital staff make sure local first responders feel support


Frontline medical workers at Mission Hospital honored first responders in a drive-thru event at the Mission Viejo hospital on Tuesday.

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Providence St. Joseph Exec 'Disappointed' in Hoag Hospital Lawsuit


Erik Wexler, chief executive of Providence Southern California, says keeping the affiliation with Hoag is imperative to advance healthcare in the communities they jointly serve.

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Anthem Blue Cross Adds Providence to Value-Based Care Health Plan


First joint-venture between health system and health plan in the country set to enhance value-based care, streamline healthcare system experience.

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Researchers Think They May Know Cause of Long-Haul COVID-19


A new study found that people who died from COVID-19 experienced massive lung damage, and no virus was present in organs other than the lungs.

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A Letter to Southern California Caregivers, Medical Staff, Board Members and Donors


As some of you are aware, the Los Angeles Times posted an opinion column on Monday, Nov. 2, about Hoag’s desire to disaffiliate from Providence and their ongoing lawsuit.

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Orange County Hospital Develops Program to Help COVID Long Haulers


St. Jude Medical Center developed a COVID Long Haulers program to aid patients experiencing long-term COVID-19 symptoms.

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Providence Partner One Medical Opens Second OC Location


Providence's partner One Medical opened a new location in Huntington Beach to help expand primary care access in Orange County.

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OCPRSA Awards Providence OC Hospitals


The Orange County chapter of the Public Relations Society of America awarded Providence’s OC hospitals for distinguished service.

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Paint by wellness: Art classes continue at St. Joseph Hospital's cancer center


While most sessions are offered at the hospital’s Center for Cancer Prevention and Treatment in Orange, COVID-19 prompted classes to move online.

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“Cheer a Senior” program helps older residents with essentials and companionship


Volunteers in demand as St. Jude Medical Center Senior Services program grows during COVID-19 pandemic

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Mission Hospital Touted For Excellence Once Again


Despite the immense challenges associated with COVID-19, Mission Hospital has earned a multitude of distinctions.

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10 Providence hospitals in Southern California recognized for excellence in stroke care


Mission Hospital, St. Jude Medical Center and St. Joseph Hospital of Orange were recognized by the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association for excellence in treating patients suffering from strokes.

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Researchers will dig into census data to address Orange County health, social gaps


Nonprofit is awarded $385,000 county contract to help guide response to COVID-19 and other disparities.

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Ten Providence Hospitals In SoCal Recognized As Top Hospitals


Ten Providence Southern California hospitals including Holy Cross and affiliated partners in Los Angeles and Orange counties earned recognition Tuesday from U.S. News & World Report.

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Hospital chaplains fill role of surrogate family members during times of isolation, depression, death


“In dire times like these,” one said, “it's no longer enough to talk just from a religious perspective. We need to focus on people's needs”

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Providence SoCal CEO Surprised by Hoag Lawsuit


Amid the myriad challenges of operating a hospital system during the coronavirus, Providence finds itself in another battle, a legal one with affiliate Hoag Memorial Hospital Presbyterian...

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Jamboree Begins Conversion on First Supportive Housing Development Under City of Anaheim’s Motel Conversion Ordinance


Always at the forefront of innovative affordable housing financing, Jamboree partnered with Providence St. Joseph Health – as part of its Community Benefit Fund – on a $9 million bridge loan for the 2691 W. La Palma Conversion project.

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Mission Hospital Celebrates 1,000th Robotic Cardiac Procedure


Southern California's leading robotic cardiac electrophysiology team achieves milestone of performing 1,000th cardiac arrhythmia procedures.

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Coronavirus pandemic: Mission Viejo doctor explains success with COVID-19 patients


Mission Hospital in Mission Viejo has been celebrating the recovery of COVID-19 patients with special “clap outs” -- doctors, nurses and respiratory therapists line the hallways as the patients move on to rehab, and eventually home with their loved ones.

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Coronavirus survivor donates plasma, in experiment that could thwart the pandemic


Procedure at St. Joseph's Hospital is among first in the nation.

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Drive-thru coronavirus swabs start at 2 Orange County medical centers


A pair of medical centers in Orange County are the first local health facilities to begin drive-thru swabbing for the novel coronavirus.

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How a Mission Viejo hospital is preparing for a public health crisis like novel coronavirus


Health officials at Mission Hospital in Mission Viejo say they're always prepared for a public health crisis - everything from Ebola to SARS to novel coronavirus.

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