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Providence St. Vincent to rename hospital pavilion for mega-donors Phil and Penny Knight

Providence St. Vincent to rename hospital pavilion for mega-donors Phil and Penny Knight

In honor of Phil and Penny Knight, Providence Health & Services is renaming the West Pavilion at Providence St. Vincent Medical Center.

The Knights gave $75 million to Providence in 2019, of which $7 million went to the Providence Heart Institute. The massive cash injection allowed the cardiac unit to launch its own heart transplant program. In the next six to nine months, the facility will undergo a major remodel that will increase capacity.

Dr. Dan Oseran, the institute's executive medical director, said that a new, larger lobby is crucial for patients' families and friends. De asemenea, the institutes intensive care unit will double the number of beds from 14 to 28.

Providences new transplant team has completed 21 transplants in a little over ten days. All but one of the patients, according to Oseran, survived. Its more than we thought wed do, he added. The demand was evident in the community. In terms of the patients we are taking on, weve been cautious.

Providence challenged the Oregon Health & Science University, which had been the state's only health system that specialized in transplants, in launching its transplant team. The Knights are also major donors to OHSU, where the Knight Cancer Institute is named for them.

In 2014, The Knights donated $25 million to Providence.

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