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 $11,342,362

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Data is consolidated for Providence and its affiliates based on financial reporting.

About Providence Health & Services in southeast Washington

The Sisters of Providence opened the first hospital in Walla Walla, Wash., in 1880 with seven patients. At the time, the Walla Walla Statesman newspaper noted that the Sisters had “hardly a dollar of their own to purchase the first brick.” Today, Providence St. Mary Medical Center is the fourth-largest employer in Walla Walla County, with more than 900 caregivers (all employees). We provide high-quality medical services to the people of southeast Washington and northeast Oregon. Providence Medical Group-Walla Walla is the largest medical group in the county, with more than 65 providers.