Archive for June 2014

Providence from the eyes of a 12 year old

I always appreciate it whenever people take the time to write to me about their experiences with Providence. But every now and then, I’ll get a letter that stands out above the rest. That was the case with one I recently received from 12-year-old Niko Johnson. It […]

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Boeing: Audio and transcripts from last week’s news conference

Last Friday, we participated in a press conference to announce Providence and Swedish’s new health care contract with Boeing in Western Washington. Mike Butler, our president of services and operations, represented Providence at the event. He did a great job of articulating our strategy for working with […]

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The ABCs of ACOs

Today, we have some very exciting news to share. We’re officially announcing that Providence and Swedish have been selected as a Boeing Preferred Partner in Western Washington. A video interview with Joe Gifford, head of our Washington ACO This is an important milestone because we believe it’s the beginning […]

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My five favorite books

My wife and two daughters are avid readers. They love to bury themselves in books, and they’re always swapping the latest great titles with one another. While keeping up with them isn’t easy these days, good writing is something I definitely appreciate thanks to their influence. As a physician, I’m […]

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Reflecting on the meaning of life at the end of life

Last week, the team in Southern California brought a wonderful photography project to my attention. It captures the stories of 20 patients served by our hospice program at Providence Holy Cross in Los Angeles. Facing terminal illness, these individuals reflect on life’s biggest questions. They talk about regrets, offer advice and […]

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