Providence Video Library
People of Providence
Watch these videos to learn about the dedication to our Mission and Core Values from the people of Providence.
To obtain a DVD copy of any of these videos, please send us an email.
“Ray of Light,” the musical foundation of our Providence Health & Services video, was written and performed by Los Angeles-based commercial singer-songwriter, Christopher Faizi, composer for Mattel's 'Have Fun' advertising campaign.
The theme is inspired by a Baha'i prayer, captures the sense of mission, quest for excellence and ecumenical spirit of our organization and rather providentially found its way into our hands through our good friends at Eyeplay, the Seattle production company responsible for capturing the moving footage of Providence life that accompanies the piece.
Together, music and image gracefully combine to convey the very essence of what makes Providence a vivid demonstration of the values and excellence modern Catholic health care offers. Enjoy.
As people of Providence, we reveal God's love for all, especially the poor and vulnerable, through our compassionate service.
”Teamwork has become so much a part of the fabric of health care. Compassion and justice, serving the community, charity - that's something one doesn't do alone. That's something that's done by a team, and being part of a team."
"For several reasons … hospice is built around a team."
—Providence Everett Hospice Care Team
"We're one of the few health systems in the nation that are using this intreventional type of team, and our results have been very good."
—Providence Portland Rapid Response Team
"Supply costs within Providence Health System, as in most health care organizations in the country, have been increasing five percent, seven, eight percent annually. We can't pass those cost increases on to our payers."
—Supply Chain Management
"… when our team is negotiating supply contracts, the power of Providence as a whole is much stronger than as individuals. And we're much stronger as a team."
—Pharmacy Resource Council
We Value Excellence
- Introduction - Operational Excellence
"Only by committing to excellence in everything we do, can we meet the needs of our mission."
John Koster, M.D. - President, Providence Health System
- Part I
Excellence is the driving force. It's the leading of the heart, that feeds into everything we do.
- Part II
Sister Mary Grodin - Washington
- Part III
Kevin Barker - Alaska
- Part IV
Tina Clifton - Oregon
- Part V
Myron Berdischewky, M.D. - California
Faces of Providence
Sister Kay Belcher - "Visitors, family members come into some of our settings. They say, you know, there's something about this place … I can't quite put my finger on it. It's that what we can't put our finger on, that is what the ministry and the mission and the core values are all about."
Providence Health System continues the healing ministry of Jesus in the world today.
With special concern for those who are poor and vulnerable.
- Echo (respect/hospice)
… with special concern for those who are poor and vulnerable.
- Loving Service
Working with others in a spirit of loving service.
- As The Journey Through Life
We strive to meet the health needs of people as they journey through life.
I believe I can fly
- Core Values
Excellence - Stewardship - Respect - Compassion - Justice
From the Soul
Living Our Values While Leading Change
Videos from the 2013 President's Award for Excellence