Providence Health & Services

Providence Health & Services is a non-profit, Catholic health care system operating multiple hospitals across eight states, with headquarters in Renton, Washington. The health system includes 51 hospitals, more than 800 non-acute facilities and numerous other health, supportive housing and educational services in the states of the United States West Coast (Alaska, Washington, Oregon, and California) and Idaho, Montana, New Mexico, and Texas. Providence Health & Services was founded by the Sisters of Providence in 1859.

Providence Health & Services
IndustryHealthcare
Founded1859
Headquarters,
Area served
Western United States
Key people
Rod Hochman MD, President/CEO
Venkat Bhamidipati, CFO
Mike Butler, COO
BJ Moore, CIO
ServicesHealth care and human services: acute care, surgical, family medicine clinics, hospice and home care, nursing homes and transitional care, assisted living, supportive housing
Number of employees
120,000
Websitewww.providence.org

HistoryEdit

Providence Health System was established by the Sisters of Providence, a community of Roman Catholic sisters founded in Montreal, Quebec by Mother Émilie Gamelin in 1843.[1] In 1856, Mother Joseph and four sisters came to Vancouver, Washington (then Washington Territory) to serve the native people and settlers.[1] In 1859, the Sisters incorporated their work, creating the network of health care services known as Providence Health & Services. In 1891, they founded St. Elizabeth Hospital, the Pacific Northwest's first permanent hospital (now PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center).[2][3] The sisters later established several schools and hospitals in Washington, Montana, Oregon, Alaska, British Columbia, and California.[4]

Providence Health System was managed by the Sisters of Providence until 1979 when a secular president was appointed.[citation needed]

In 2003, Health Management Associates purchased the Providence Health System properties in Central Washington including Providence Yakima Medical Center (formerly St. Elizabeth) and Toppenish Hospital.[2]

In 2012, Providence acquired Swedish Health Services in Seattle, Washington. Dr. Rod Hochman, CEO of Swedish Medical Center was hired by Providence Health & Services when Providence affiliated with Swedish in 2012. In April 2013, Dr. Hochman became the president and CEO of Providence.[5] In 2014, Providence entered in an affiliation with Pacific Medical Centers (PacMed). PacMed joined Swedish as part of Providence's Western HealthConnect division.[6]

The Providence Medical Group operates more than 250 clinics in neighborhoods throughout Alaska, California, Idaho, Montana, Oregon and Washington. Providence Medical Group is part of Providence Health & Services. Providence Medical Group employs more than 1,600 physicians offering expertise in family medicine, internal medicine, pediatrics, obstetrics/gynecology, dermatology and other specialties.[7]

Providence Health & Services provides outpatient services, transitional care, home and hospice care, substance abuse programs, mental health treatment, prevention and wellness programs, long-term care, and assisted living and housing. Providence Health Plan provides or administers health coverage to more than 375,000 members nationwide.[8]

SponsorshipEdit

In 2014, Providence signed a sponsorship deal with the Portland Timbers of Major League Soccer, naming Timbers' stadium Providence Park.[9]

Environmental initiativesEdit

The company has a program in place designed to reduce the amount of food scraps that it sends to landfills. The program focuses on more accurate food purchasing and preparation practices, composting food scraps and donating edible food to nonprofits. Providence requires the chefs throughout its system to use centrally developed recipes and portion sizes that are designed to reduce waste and improve the nutritional value of the food served. In 2016, the company said, its program helped divert 204 tons of food waste from the landfill.[10]

ControversiesEdit

In 2018, Providence paid its chief executive, Rod Hochman, more than $10 million.[11]

In 2020, Providence Health System had a nearly $12 billion cash reserve and obtained $509 million in government funds earmarked to prevent health care providers from going under during the coronavirus pandemic. The normal annual yield for the reserve fund nets approximately $1 billion in profits per year.[11]

HospitalsEdit

Providence hospitals include the following:[12]

AlaskaEdit

CaliforniaEdit

 
Providence Cedars-Sinai Tarzana Medical Center

IdahoEdit

MontanaEdit

OregonEdit

 
Providence Newberg Medical Center

WashingtonEdit

 
Providence St. Peter Hospital in Olympia

TexasEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Providence Health eyes large merger > Spokane Journal of Business". www.spokanejournal.com. Retrieved April 29, 2020.
  2. ^ a b "Sisters of Providence health-care legacy ending". products.kitsapsun.com. Retrieved April 29, 2020.
  3. ^ MEYERS, DONALD (January 20, 2020). "It Happened Here: Sisters of Providence establish St. Elizabeth Hospital". Yakima Herald-Republic. Retrieved April 29, 2020.
  4. ^ The Bell and the River - Mary of the Blessed Sacrament McCrosson - Google Boeken. January 1957. Retrieved March 17, 2014.
  5. ^ Bauman, Valerie (March 26, 2013). "Leadership change at Providence Health & Services comes earlier than planned". Puget Sound Business Journal.
  6. ^ Greene, Jay (February 3, 2014). "PacMed agrees to 'secular affiliation' with Providence". The Seattle Times.
  7. ^ "Providence Health & Services: Continuum of Care: Find Clinics". .providence.org. Retrieved March 17, 2014.
  8. ^ "About Us". Healthplans.providence.org. Retrieved March 17, 2014.
  9. ^ "Providence Park becomes new name of Portland Timbers' stadium". oregonlive. 2014. Retrieved June 24, 2020.
  10. ^ Cook, Dan (September 26, 2017). "Wasted". Oregon Business Magazine. Archived from the original on September 29, 2017. Retrieved September 28, 2017.
  11. ^ a b Drucker, Jesse; Silver-Greenberg, Jessica; Kliff, Sarah (May 25, 2020). "Wealthiest Hospitals Got Billions in Bailout for Struggling Health Providers". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved May 25, 2020.
  12. ^ https://www.providence.org/services/hospitals
  13. ^ "Providence St. Joseph's Hospital". Retrieved October 15, 2009.

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