Working in the medical field is a very special career. You are called on to share both your knowledge and your heart. At Providence Health & Services, we understand that to succeed you must constantly learn about the latest medical advancements, have access to the most up-to-date software training and tools, and continue to develop your personal and professional skills. That's why we offer access to an array of ongoing educational opportunities.
Best practices, innovative treatments and medical technology are constantly evolving. So must the skills of our staff. At Providence, we're committed to providing the training and development resources you need to learn and grow in your career. From tuition assistance and mentoring programs to inspirational and educational conferences, we offer the support you need to grow as a member of the Providence family. Some of our programs include:
Competency and Learning Resources
This program helps you focus your work and resources on fulfilling the Providence Mission and meeting the goals set forth in our strategic business plan. Examples of learning tools include Staff Bulletin Board, Quality Management and Competency Assessments.
Computer Software Training
This program offers computer software training in Microsoft applications, as well as in Providence's own systems.
The Ethics Center was founded by Providence Health & Services in Oregon to serve as a theological center addressing ethical issues across the continuum of care. The Ethics Center helps employees learn how to care for patients of diverse faith and cultural traditions, as well as in palliative care and end-of-life situations.
HealthStream Learning Center is an Internet-based one-stop shop for Providence-sponsored education and training. HealthStream's innovative learning tools will keep you up to date on the latest advancements in the indu
OPAL (Online Performance and Learning)
OPAL is an online resource designed to help you manage your work experience. From tips on teambuilding to advice on achieving your leadership potential, OPAL can help Providence managers achieve their professional and personal objectives.
This program provides monetary assistance for employees who are voluntarily pursuing additional education, professional development and/or personal development.
We have outstanding programs throughout our regions, including:
Providence Academy provides highly rated nonclinical education programs and consultation to managers, physicians and employees of Providence Health & Services in Oregon.
Providence Alaska Learning Institute (PALI)
PALI offers a variety of programs that promote health care excellence, a healthy work environment and the spirit of service that reflects our core values.
A partnership between Providence Health & Services and the University of Portland, the Providence Scholars program provides nursing students the opportunity to complete their education at no cost to them.
Providence Northwest Washington has received national recognition in Business Week, USA Today and on PBS for clinical innovation, quality and value.
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.
The Children’s Hospital at Providence has been recognized for excellence in lactation care by the International Board of Lactation Consultant Examiners (IBLCE) and International Lactation Consultant Association. (ILCA)
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 was named one of the nation’s 100 Top Hospitals® by Truven Health Analytics™.
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 2015, Providence contributed more than $951 million to community benefit programs, which included $ 180. 3 million in free and discounted medical care.
Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center & Children’s Hospital has been recognized as one of the 100 Great Hospitals in America 2015, Becker's Hospital Review.