Creating healthier communities, together

Providence’s community benefit investments reach out beyond the walls of care settings to touch lives in the places where relief, comfort and care are needed. Through programs and donations, health education, free care, medical research and more, we give back to our communities. Read more »

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Middle-schoolers thrive in behavioral health program

When Providence Health & Services Alaska helped fund the setup of on-site behavioral health services at one of Anchorage’s middle schools, its goal was to provide access to affordable health care for young people struggling with mental health issues. A year later, the results have proven to be even more successful than organizers could have imagined ....
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Bridging the gap and saving a life

With no health insurance and no financial resources, 58 year-old Angelina Bezu had not had a mammogram in years. She understood the importance, though, as her sister had died of breast cancer. While at a community health fair organized by Providence St. Mary Medical Center and St. Patrick’s Catholic Church, she quickly applied for a free mammogram ....
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Pediatric hospice care brings comfort to parents and babies

Just 15 weeks into Megan Wahl’s pregnancy, she and her husband Ben found out their daughter Grace had a rare DNA abnormality called trisomy 18, also known as Edward’s syndrome ....
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About Providence Health & Services

Providence Health & Services is a not-for-profit Catholic health care ministry committed to providing for the needs of the communities it serves – especially for those who are poor and vulnerable. Providence's services include 34 hospitals, 600 physician clinics, senior services, supportive housing and many other health and educational services. The health system and its affiliates employ more than 82,000 people across five states – Alaska, California, Montana, Oregon and Washington – with its system office located in Renton, Washington. In 2015, Providence provided more than $951 million in community benefit. Providence Health & Services continues a tradition of caring that the Sisters of Providence began 160 years ago.