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Learn about the latest updates to our three-year strategic plan

Happy New Year! I hope all of you enjoyed the holidays and found time to unplug and connect with family and friends. We have an exciting year ahead, and what better way to kick things off than by talking about our strategic priorities for 2016. I invited Mike Butler, our […]

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A catalyst for better care in the final chapter of life

Our latest step is an investment in advance care planning, starting with our own caregivers.    At Providence, we have long believed that everyone deserves the best possible care at every stage of life, particularly in the final years. That’s why, in 2008, we began speaking out […]

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Eased into heaven and hope

This morning, my dad peacefully passed away in the hands of Providence TrinityCare. This amazing team of caregivers exemplified delivering on our promise of answering the call of every person we serve: to know me, care for me and ease my way. Their compassionate, loving care truly […]

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A humbling honor and a great discussion at the 2015 Press Ganey conference

A few weeks ago, I received an unexpected email saying I had been named the 2015 Press Ganey Innovator of the Year. What an honor, I thought. It felt good to know that people are taking notice of the great work we’re doing here at Providence. The award […]

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Four ways we’re working to create America’s healthiest communities

We are blessed with one of the most profound missions in the country. There is nothing greater than the opportunity to serve others and show them love, respect and compassion at a vulnerable time in their lives. Our Mission is the reason many of us choose to […]

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How Providence caregivers responded to devastating wildfires

As we all know from the news, this year was one of the worst wildfire seasons on record in the American West. One of the hardest hit areas was Stevens County, Wash., which is just north of Spokane. Providence has more than 650 caregivers in Stevens County. We […]

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Providence St. Vincent: Fastest in country for life-saving stroke procedure

My video tour of different facilities around Providence continues, and today I’m excited to introduce you to the stroke team at Providence St. Vincent Medical Center in Portland. This summer, they earned the distinction of being the fastest in the country when it comes to a life-saving […]

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Serving the poor in unlikely places: Our latest housing project

One thing that makes our health system a little different than others is that Providence is more than a collection of hospitals and clinics. We operate a variety of ministries in our communities, including affordable housing for those most in need. Thousands of seniors, immigrant families, people […]

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Getting to know St. Joseph Health

It’s a pleasure to introduce you to Deborah Proctor, president and CEO of St. Joseph Health. I recently did a video interview with her so that our Providence audiences could learn a little more about the Irvine, Calif.-based organization with which we intend to partner. I think […]

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Providence and Walgreens to open retail clinics in Oregon and Washington

Today, I have some great news to share. Providence has signed an agreement with Walgreens, the nation’s largest drugstore chain, to open 25 retail clinics in Walgreens stores in Oregon and  Washington. This is exciting because retail pharmacies have always been part of the continuum of care, and this is an opportunity to more […]

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