Basecamp Book Club


Join Julia Swanson, MD, Cardiac Surgeon, Providence Heart Institute, for great conversation and refreshments.

This group meets quarterly at two locations:

East: Providence Portland Medical Center (PPMC)

West: Basecamp at Providence St. Vincent Medical Center (PSVMC)

Our next book club meetings will take place in May with a book selection detailed below.

Dates for each location:

PSVMC - Thursday, May 10 6:00-7:30pm (Metolius/ZigZag Conf Rooms)

PPMC - Tuesday, May 15 6:00-7:30pm (Room: Basecamp - Mt Tabor Conf Room)

Please register for our Basecamp Book Club by submitting the form below.


Better: A Surgeon's Notes on Performance


Written by Atul Gawande


"The struggle to perform well is universal: each of us faces fatigue, limited resources, and imperfect abilities in whatever we do. But nowhere is this drive to do better more important than in medicine, where lives may be on the line with any decision." (

"With this book, Gawande inspires all of us, doctor or not, to be better" (Pauline W. Chen, The New York Times Book Review)

"This is a book about failure: how it happens, how we learn from it, how we can do better. Although its focus is medicine, its message is for everybody..." (Jeremy Lawrence, The Independent, UK)

Get your copy from your local bookstore or you can order online - CLICK HERE.

Join us in May for an evening of conversation. RSVP here!

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