A moving salute to our nurses

Last week was full of firsts. It was the first time our annual Distinguished Nursing Lectureship was delivered by a non-nursing professional. It was the first time the event was not held at our system office in Renton, Wash. And it was the first time Doug Ogden – the […]

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What quality guru Don Berwick has to say about Providence

For most people in health care, Don Berwick needs no introduction. He’s a mantel for clinical quality and patient safety in the United States, best known as the founder of the Institute for Healthcare Improvement and former administrator for the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. This […]

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Do you have a program you’d like me to visit?

When I asked for blogging advice a few weeks ago, one of our caregivers was kind enough to write, “anything interesting or exciting in your life would be worth reading.” That made me think about how I travel to different parts of Providence on a weekly basis, […]

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Getting ready for the Hood to Coast Relay

People often ask me what I do for fun outside of work. Aside from spending time with my family, I’d say one of my major pastimes is running. It’s a great way to relieve stress, enjoy the outdoors and stay in shape. Knowing I like to run, some of […]

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What Providence can learn from Starbucks

I recently had a few minutes to talk with retired Starbucks executive Dave Olsen about why he serves as a member of the Providence board. I loved his response. After getting to know Providence, he said, “I called a colleague at Starbucks and said, ‘You know that […]

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Any advice for a new blogger like me?

As I mark my one-year anniversary as president and CEO of Providence Health & Services, I am excited to do more to celebrate the many ways our caregivers across the system are creating healthier communities, together. I am also committed to communicating more regularly with caregivers and creating […]

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