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 partners to learn more about community benefit at Swedish Health ServicesKadlec Regional Medical Center, and Pacific Medical Centers.



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

At Providence Health & Services, we are committed to providing for the needs of our communities – especially for those who are poor and vulnerable. In 2016, Providence Health & Services joined with St. Joseph Health to form Providence St. Joseph Health. Together, our diverse family of organizations employ more than 111,000 people who serve in 50 hospitals, 829 clinics and hundreds of programs and services in Alaska, California, Montana, New Mexico, Oregon, Texas and Washington.