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 in eastern Washington 129 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 $109,036,115
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Data is consolidated for Providence and its affiliates based on financial reporting. Community benefit includes Providence Adult Day Health, Inland Northwest Health Services and Providence Senior and Community Services (includes Providence St. Joseph Care Center & Transitional Care Unit, Providence Emilie Court Assisted Living, and Providence VNA Home Health).
$68,366,603 Unfunded 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.
$22,086,921 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.
$1,732,061 Community health, grants and donations: Free services such as patient education, health screenings, immunizations and support groups, as well as donations to community partners.
$10,619,398 Education and research programs: Subsidies for medical residency programs, nursing and other education, and medical research.
$6,231,132 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.
About Providence Health Care in Eastern Washington
Providence Health Care is the eastern Washington region of Providence Health & Services. Our network of services includes Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center & Children’s Hospital and Providence Holy Family Hospital – both nationally recognized for quality care – as well as two critical access hospitals in Colville and Chewelah. A full continuum of services are provided through the Providence Medical Park in Spokane Valley (a comprehensive multi-specialty center), three urgent care centers, home health, assisted living, adult day health and skilled nursing care. Providence Medical Group of eastern Washington includes more than 650 physicians and advanced practitioners, including primary care providers, surgical subspecialists and medical specialists.