Providence St. Vincent Medical Center

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Providence St. Vincent Medical Center
Providence Health & Services
Providence St. Vincent's Hospital long.JPG
Location near Beaverton, Washington County, Oregon, United States
Coordinates 45°30′36″N 122°46′18″W / 45.510°N 122.7718°W / 45.510; -122.7718Coordinates: 45°30′36″N 122°46′18″W / 45.510°N 122.7718°W / 45.510; -122.7718
Care system Medicare/Medicaid/Charity/Public
Hospital type General
Affiliated university None
Beds 552[1]
Founded 1875
Lists Hospitals in Oregon

Providence St. Vincent Medical Center, is a non-profit, acute care teaching hospital in the Portland metropolitan area of the U.S. state of Oregon. The center is Providence Health & Services’s largest Oregon hospital. St. Vincent has specialized programs including Providence Heart and Vascular Institute, Oregon Medical Laser Center, Providence Multiple Sclerosis Center, and Providence Stroke Center. The hospital is licensed for 552 beds, and has over 3,500 employees. There are approximately 1,647 medical staff. Providence St. Vincent Medical Center is also one of three nursing magnet hospitals in Oregon, the others being Providence Portland Medical Center and Veterans Affairs Hospital in Portland.


Dedicated on July 19, 1875, it was the state's first permanent hospital.[2] In January 1971, the original campus in northwest Portland was closed and the current facility opened in Washington County.[3] On January 31, 1971, the hospital used in-part large military buses capable of carrying 18 stretchers at a time to transport patients to the new hospital building.[4] The facility at that time had a single, 13-story tower that consisted of seven floors of patient rooms.[4] The new building had 400 hospital beds, while the old hospital had 420 beds.[4]

In 2004, the hospital was one of three in Oregon named by Solucient as a top 100 hospital in the United States.[5] In November 2009, the employees at the hospital, in conjunction with Medline Industries, produced the "Pink Glove Dance" video (set to "Down") to raise awareness of breast cancer, with the video going viral on the Internet and making national news.[6][7]


  1. ^ "Providence St. Vincent Medical Center". US News & World Report. 
  2. ^ Frank, Gerry (April 16, 1993). "Friday Surprise: Times may be a-changin' but names often retained". The Oregonian. pp. A22. 
  3. ^ Goetze, Janet (June 19, 2006). "Patients make move from old hospital to new". The Oregonian. pp. B2. 
  4. ^ a b c Sullivan, Ann (December 13, 1970). "St. Vincent Plans Move". The Oregonian. p. 53. 
  5. ^ “Business Briefs: Providence Milwaukie listed as a top hospital”, The Oregonian, June 3, 2004, South Zoner, p. 2.
  6. ^ McKenzie, John (November 30, 2009). "Pink Glove Dance Video Spreads Breast Cancer Awareness". ABC News. Retrieved 1 December 2009. 
  7. ^ Kirk, Jessie (November 26, 2009). "Everyone's getting 'down' with Providence's pink glove dance". Beaverton Valley Times. Retrieved April 20, 2013. 

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