Our calling and our promise
As health care continues to evolve across the U.S., our commitment to care for everyone remains unchanged. When the Sisters of Providence began our tradition of caring 160 years ago, their ministry greatly depended on partnering with others in the community who were committed to doing good. This same pioneering spirit continues today as our calling and our promise.
Our community benefit investments in 2015 increased by more than $100 million for a total of $951 million, building on our community commitment to care for those who are poor and vulnerable. From urban Los Angeles neighborhoods to remote Alaska communities, and countless supportive housing and senior care ministries in between, we are working together to meet community needs and keep people healthy.
Answering the call of our Mission to care for everyone, we serve large populations of charity care and Medicaid patients. We offered more than $180 million in free and discounted care for those in need. With Medicaid expansion and health insurance exchanges, Providence’s charity care spending reflects the success of many people who were previously uninsured and now have access to health care.
We are using community benefit investments to create healthier communities, beyond just the need for free and low-cost care. Not only does this improve access to care, but broader community benefit programs can help improve overall community health before people get sick. With our local partners, we identify the greatest unmet needs in our communities and create solutions together. In this report, you’ll see examples of how we are working to meet these needs.
It is our privilege to serve people in communities throughout the Western U.S. Thank you to our caregivers, volunteers and board members who are working together to improve health for everyone, especially those who are poor and vulnerable.
Rod Hochman, M.D.
President and CEO, Providence Health & Services
Sister Juliana Casey, IHM
President, Providence Ministries
Chairman, Board of Directors