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A Providence High School miracle

A little over a month ago, Olivia Menke, one of our students at Providence High School in Burbank, Calif., was involved in a serious car accident. Her Prius collided with a fire truck on the Pacific Coast Highway, and the 18-year-old class salutatorian spent weeks in critical care […]

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Partnering with St. Joseph Health to serve the American West

When the Sisters of Providence braved uncertain terrain to reach Fort Vancouver 159 years ago, they created an enduring legacy that, today, serves millions of people across the Western United States. Now, as we navigate a different landscape – the changing health care environment – we draw […]

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Meet our newest affiliate: The Seattle Science Foundation

I’m excited to introduce you to our newest affiliate, the Seattle Science Foundation (SSF). By partnering with this unique, not-for-profit educational resource, we will bring more training opportunities to our specialists and provide a venue where clinicians can learn from one another and invent new techniques that will […]

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Providence named among “Most Wired” health systems

This week, Providence was named one of the “Most Wired” health systems in the country. It’s an honor to be included on this list. But it’s also a great opportunity to pause and say thank you to everyone who has been involved in our efforts to go […]

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The Mission has your back

Recently, I’ve been in a few meetings where people have had strong differences of opinions. The debates have gotten heated to the point where the individuals involved seem to take the disagreement personally and try to prove why they are right and the other person is wrong. I see it […]

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Today’s Supreme Court ruling on the Affordable Care Act

At Providence, we believe that access to quality, affordable health care is a basic human right. When individuals and families have access to care, quality of life improves, and the health and well-being of entire communities is strengthened. We are delighted that the people we serve in Montana […]

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What our caregivers say about engagement: Three essential takeaways

The last three years have been a time of incredible change for Providence and our affiliates. We have gone from operating as separate regional entities to becoming much more integrated and aligned, sharing resources, expertise and a common vision across the five states we serve. We have also […]

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Three things I’m excited about this week

Greetings from Washington, D.C. I have been on the road quite a bit lately, representing Providence and sharing our story with different groups across the country. I was invited to speak in Nashville last Thursday at an annual conference for the Association of Health Insurance Plans. Then […]

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Why global health affects us all

Recently, the editor of Health Progress invited me to write about why the health of developing nations should matter to health care providers in the United States. I gladly took him up on the offer because this is a topic I have been passionate about for years. […]

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A look into the future of nursing with Sister Carol Keehan

One of my favorite traditions at Providence is the Distinguished Nursing Lectureship held each year during Nurses Week. The speakers are always inspiring and thought-provoking, and this year was no exception. Sister Carol Keehan, president and CEO of the Catholic Health Association of the United States, delivered […]

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