Creating healthier communities, together
The Providence Mission reaches out beyond the walls of care settings to touch lives in the places where relief, comfort and care are needed. One important way we do this is through community benefit spending.
These investments not only support the health and well-being of our patients, but the whole community. Through programs and donations, Providence’s community benefit connects families with preventive care to keep them healthy, fills gaps in community services and provides opportunities that bring hope in difficult times.
When the Sisters of Providence began our tradition of caring nearly 160 years ago, their ministry greatly depended on partnering with others in the community who were committed to doing good. Today, we collaborate with social service and government agencies, charitable foundations, community organizations, universities and many other partners to identify the greatest needs and create solutions together.
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2014 community benefit spending $58,274,219
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$(7,293,171)* Portion of government-sponsored medical care: Difference between the cost of care and what is paid for by state and federal government – does not include Medicare.
$44,547,070 Free and discounted medical care for patients in need: Financial assistance for those who are uninsured, underinsured or otherwise unable to pay for their health care.
$8,499,015 Community health, grants and donations: Free services such as patient education, health screenings, immunizations and support groups, as well as donations to community partners.
$7,426,483 Education and research programs: Subsidies for medical residency programs, nursing and other education, and medical research.
$5,074,823 Subsidized services: Clinical and social services provided despite a financial loss because it meets an identified community need that is not met elsewhere in the community.
*Includes a surplus of delayed reimbursements from prior years.
Data is consolidated for Providence and its affiliates based on financial reporting.
About Providence Health & Services in Alaska
Providence Health & Services has a long history of serving Alaska, beginning when the Sisters of Providence first brought health care to Nome in 1902 during the gold rush. Today, Providence serves Alaskans in eight communities – Anchorage, Cordova, Eagle River, Kodiak Island, Mat-Su, Seward and Valdez – with five hospitals, nearly 30 clinics and a diverse range of community services. With more than 4,000 caregivers (all employees), Providence is the state's largest private employer.