About Us

Providence Milwaukie Hospital provides services that are preventive in nature and that seek to serve the whole person before he or she becomes ill. We also are committed to providing care for people who are sick with inpatient and outpatient services that are state-of-the-art, user-friendly and accessible.

A part of Providence Health & Services, Providence Milwaukie Hospital is a community facility with outstanding physicians, nurses, staff and volunteers. We are committed to being the best place to receive care, the best place to work and the best place to practice medicine.

We are committed providing compassionate, reliable and safe care. That’s why we continually implement quality initiatives that ensure our patients receive the absolute best care. Our quality dashboard shows ours progress on five quality measures.

  • Victor Carrasco, chief executive
  • Mike Dahlen, RN, chief nursing officer
  • Thomas Schwartz, MD, chief medical officer
  • Eric King, finance manager
  • Julie Dir-Munoz, director of spiritual leadership
  • Lesley Townsend, executive director, Providence Milwaukie Foundation
  • Diane Greenman, president, Providence Milwaukie Foundation Board

Providence Milwaukie Hospital is a 77-bed community hospital located in a quiet suburb of Portland. The hospital enjoys a level of subspecialty support that is unusually deep for hospitals of its size. The community focus of the hospital and the interdependent nature of the medical staff make this a unique and satisfying environment in which to practice medicine.

Daily staffing within the Providence Milwaukie hospitalist program includes one day-shift physician and one night-shift physician who takes beeper calls from home. The program is tightly aligned with the Providence Milwaukie Hospital Family Medicine Residency Program, through which our physicians enjoy daily involvement in the education of the next generation of family physicians.

Community benefit investments are one way Providence lives its Mission. For generations, we’ve offered a caring hand to those with the greatest need in our community.

In the past year, we devoted millions in community benefit to make sustainable improvements in the health of our diverse communities throughout Oregon.

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Community Health Needs Assessments

In the face of rapidly changing health care, our commitment to our Mission to care for everyone remains unchanged.

This ministry greatly depends on partnering with others in the community who are equally committed to doing good and improving the health of all. Together with community partners we conduct community health assessments to understand what our community needs are. Then with our partners, we identify the greatest unmet needs among the people in the communities we serve. These include lack of access to affordable care; lack of access to mental health services; poverty and homelessness; and barriers to healthy behaviors and disease prevention.

View CHNA Reports

Community Benefit snapshot

Learn how Providence Milwaukie Hospital is dedicated to improving community health.