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.
In 2019, The Knights donated $75 million to Providence, which went to the Providence Heart Institute. The enormous infusion of cash allowed the cardiac unit to start its own heart transplant program.
The hospital also plans to add a new, larger lobby, which Dr. Dan Oseran, the institute's executive medical director, stated was crucial for patients' families and friends. In six to nine months, those efforts, which have been halted by the epidemic, should be complete.
Providences new transplant team has completed 21 transplants in a little over sydney year. 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, she added. Weve been prudent with the patients we are taking on.
Providence challenged the Oregon Health & Science University, which had been the state's only health system that offered transplants, in launching its transplant team. The Knights are also major donors to OHSU, and the Knight Cancer Institute is named after them.
The Knights also donated $25 million to Providence in 2014.
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