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Our Mission is more than just words.

About Us

As the third largest not-for-profit health system in the United States, we are committed to providing for the needs of our communities – especially for those who are poor and vulnerable – across Alaska, California, Montana, Oregon and Washington.

Our system includes more than 76,000 caregivers (all employees) serving in a diverse range of ministries from birth to end of life, including acute care, physician clinics, long-term and assisted living, palliative and hospice care, home health, supportive housing and education.

Where we serve

We operate 34 hospitals, 475 physician clinics, 22 long-term care facilities, 19 hospice and home health programs and 693 supportive housing units in 14 locations. Our health plan serves our caregivers and other large employer groups covering 436,000 members.

On any given day, we care for more than 1,200 people in our long-term care settings, more than 4,000 in our hospitals and more than 15,000 in our clinic settings. Daily, we serve more than 7,000 people in our many home health and palliative care programs and almost 800 in supportive housing. We touch more than five times as many lives in non-acute settings as we do in the traditional hospital setting.

A tradition of caring for everyone

When the Sisters arrived in the Pacific Northwest in 1856, they came to answer a call for help from a new pioneer community. What they found were many communities in need of service, and so with dedication to the Mission and collaboration with like-minded partners, their ministry grew to what is now a five-state health system.

Providence Health & Services continues a tradition of caring that the Sisters of Providence began more than 158 years ago. The cornerstone of our Mission is to provide compassionate care that is accessible for all – especially those who are poor and vulnerable.

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Two nurses from Providence Medical Center Everett were awarded the 2009 award in the Education and Rising Star categories.

Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center & Children’s Hospital has been recognized as one of the nation’s “2009 100 Most Wired Hospitals and Health Systems” in a list published in Hospitals & Health Networks, the journal of the American Hospital Association.

Providence Holy Cross Medical Center has received the HealthGrades Distinguished Hospital for Clinical Excellence Award three years in a row. In announcing this honor, HealthGrades stated that Providence Holy Cross is again in the top five percent for overall clinical quality among all hospitals in the nation.

The Providence ALS Center in Portland, Oregon has been certified as the 28th ALS center by The ALS Association. This comprehensive care is delivered by ALS specialists such as occupational therapists, physical therapists, speech/language pathologists and respiratory therapists.

Providence Health & Services in Alaska received the Work/Family award for the large non-profit category. This marks the second consecutive win for Providence and the fourth in in five years.

Providence Tarzana Medical Center employs more than 500 RNs, and features one of the largest neonatal intensive care units in the San Fernando Valley.

Working Mother magazine named Providence Alaska Medical Center one of the nation’s “100 Best Family-Friendly Companies” in 2005 and one of the nations “100 Companies for Working Mothers” in 2006 and 2009.

Four of Providence’s hospitals in Oregon have won the “100 Top Hospitals award by Solucient (formerly HCIA-Sachs Institute).

Providence Alaska Medical Center is the largest and most advanced medical center in the state according to Critical Care Nurse.

Over the past year, Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center nurses have helped treat more than 50,000 patients in the Emergency Department alone.

Providence Hood River Memorial Hospital Nurse managers were awarded the Clinical Excellence in the Face of Adversity award for sending their Mobile Health Clinic to help those in need after the disastrous floods in Vernonia, Oregon.

Providence St. Patrick Hospital’s weekly Nurses Notes received the 2009 Promotion of Nursing Excellence in Media Arts award from the Montana Nurses Association.

Providence Health & Services Oregon was recognized as seventh in the nation in SDI’s (formerly Verispan) annual ranking of the “100 Most Integrated Health Care Networks.” This marks the eighth consecutive year the Oregon region has made the top 10. The region is also the survey’s third-ranked system in the west and number one in Oregon.

In 2008, Providence contributed more than $508 million to community benefit programs, which included $169.9 million in free and discounted medical care.

Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center & Children’s Hospital has been recognized as one of the nation’s “2009 100 Most Wired Hospitals and Health Systems” in a list published in Hospitals & Health Networks, the journal of the American Hospital Association.

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