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 $41,709,459
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$24,129,391 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.
$8,795,866 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.
$375,841 Community health, grants and donations: Free services such as patient education, health screenings, immunizations and support groups, as well as donations to community partners.
$4,108,606 Education and research programs: Subsidies for medical residency programs, nursing and other education, and medical research.
$4,299,755 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.
Data is consolidated for Providence and its affiliates based on financial reporting.
About Providence Health & Services in southwest Washington
Providence Health & Services in southwest Washington touches more lives in Thurston, Mason, Lewis, Grays Harbor and Pacific counties than any other health care provider. Our ministries include Providence St. Peter Hospital, a 390-bed regional teaching hospital in Olympia, and Providence Centralia Hospital, a 128-bed community hospital. Providence Medical Group operates 32 primary and specialty care clinics in the region, with more than 175 providers.