Latest stories from Southeast Washington

Improving community health, one vaccination at a time

When the Walla Walla County Department of Community Health announced it would have to stop providing immunizations, including those provided to low-income residents, Providence St. Mary Medical Center stepped in to help.
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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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Helping young athletes play safe

Low-priced sports physicals were the main attraction for more than 150 student athletes who attended Providence and Walla Walla Public Schools’ first sports physical event. Just as important was making sure these young athletes learned how to avoid injuries.
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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 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 80 providers.