Creating healthier communities, together

Providence’s community benefit investments reach out beyond the walls of care settings to touch lives in the places where relief, comfort and care are needed. Through programs and donations, health education, free care, medical research and more, we give back to our communities. 

This page shows the total community benefit investments across Washington state for Providence and its affiliates. To review community benefit for a region within the state, see our pages for Northwest Washington, Eastern Washington, Southeast Washington and Southwest Washington. You can also visit our affiliates to learn more about community benefit at Swedish Health Services and Kadlec Regional Medical Center.



Latest stories from Washington


Bridging the gap and saving a life

With no health insurance and no financial resources, 58 year-old Angelina Bezu had not had a mammogram in years. She understood the importance, though, as her sister had died of breast cancer ....
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Putting a DENT in dental emergencies

What is the fourth most common reason for a hospital emergency department visit in eastern Washington? The unlikely answer: dental problems ....
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A safe escape for human trafficking victims

The most likely lifeline for a victim of human trafficking could be a health care provider. Victims may look just like many of the patients coming to health clinics or emergency departments, and the professionals at Providence know what to look for beneath the surface ....
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How we discover the needs of our communities

We collaborate with many partners to identify the greatest areas of need through community health needs assessments. Then our solutions are reflected in community health improvement plans. View all ››

About Providence Health & Services

Providence Health & Services is a not-for-profit Catholic health care ministry committed to providing for the needs of the communities it serves – especially for those who are poor and vulnerable. Providence's services include 34 hospitals, 600 physician clinics, senior services, supportive housing and many other health and educational services. The health system and its affiliates employ more than 82,000 people across five states – Alaska, California, Montana, Oregon and Washington – with its system office located in Renton, Washington. In 2015, Providence provided more than $951 million in community benefit. Providence Health & Services continues a tradition of caring that the Sisters of Providence began 160 years ago.