Our calling and our promise

As health care continues to evolve in Alaska and throughout the rest of the country, our commitment to provide care to all, especially the poor and vulnerable, is as important as ever. The Sisters of Providence who arrived in Nome 114 years ago brought a Mission of compassionate service to Alaska, and we are honored to continue that Mission today.

As is the case with any important endeavor, the help of others is key to our ability to provide care in the communities we serve. Providence Health & Services Alaska is blessed to have community partners who share in our work and our commitment to help those in need.

Each year, we dedicate a portion of our earnings toward “community benefit.” Working alongside our partners, we strive to address the needs of Alaskans by improving access to affordable health care, educating people about healthy behaviors and preventive care, and providing assistance to the homeless and those living in poverty. All of this is possible by donors, caregivers, volunteers and many other Alaskans who share a commitment to our Mission.

This year’s community benefit report includes stories that illustrate how Providence works with our partners to identify needs and provide care to communities throughout Alaska.

We feel privileged to continue the legacy of the Sisters of Providence and their commitment to provide compassionate care. A heartfelt thank-you to those who join us in this endeavor; your partnership makes it possible for us to provide service to those who are poor and vulnerable in Alaska.