From the High Desert through the valleys to the Pacific Coast, the region served its underserved, providing $485 million in programs, services and materials for our neighbors in need.
Providence partnered to house those with no homes, often living in communal settings where the virus spread too easily. Our teams distributed food and care packages filled with personal safety items including masks, gloves and even plastic sheeting to isolate a household member who had taken ill.
As our hospital, care center and clinical teams were challenged to quickly adopt personal safety measures, emergency protocols to limit the spread and best practices in treating the highly contagious virus, our community investment team reacted immediately, aware of the needs and expert in partnering to meet those needs. A long history of outreach to the poor, the elderly, immigrants, those with mental illness and children in low-income neighborhoods laid the groundwork for this exemplary response.
Southern California will continue to see the impacts of the pandemic for years to come and Providence will be there to ease the way for those who suffer, providing them with the care they need and the tools they can use in recovering from this life-changing crisis.
- Kevin Manemann, chief executive of Providence, Southern California