Caring with Compassion Across Oregon

Providence in Oregon is a not-for-profit network of hospitals, health plans, physicians, clinics, home health services, and affiliated health services. We strive to give those we serve exceptional, compassionate health care that provides peace of mind. At Providence, it's not just health care, it's how we care™.

Quality Health Care for All

We believe health care is a basic human right. We’re here to serve the evolving needs of the communities we serve and make excellent health care available to all. We work collaboratively to develop patient-centered practices that help make lifelong quality care accessible and affordable.

Hospitals across Oregon

Providence hospitals have been recognized for excellence by such groups as American Nurses Credentialing Center, American Heart Association, American Stroke Association, National Cancer Institute and Portland Business Journal.

Providence Medical Group – Oregon

With more than 90 clinics and more than 600 employed physicians in Oregon, Providence Medical Group offers primary and specialty care to adults and children. Our patient-centered medical home clinics have received Oregon’s highest, Tier 3, recognition for excellence.

Providence Health Plan

Providence Health Plan offers a cohesive approach to member and patient care with insurance options for commercial and self-funded groups, people eligible for Medicare or Medicaid, and other individuals and families.

Providence Oregon Executive Team
  • Lisa Vance, President Strategy and Operations, North 
  • Kerrie Bartel-Christensen, VP Regional Real Estate Operations  
  • Kelly Buechler, Chief Development Officer  
  • Jennifer Burrows, RN, Chief Executive W. Division and Providence St. Vincent Medical Center  
  • Melissa Damm, Regional Chief Financial Officer  
  • Krista Farnham, Chief Executive E. Division and Providence Portland Medical Center  
  • Steve Freer, MD, Chief Medical Officer  
  • Deborah Gentzen, Chief Strategy Officer  
  • James Harker, Chief Executive Population Health  
  • Anthony Herrington, Chief DEI Officer  
  • Ben LeBlanc, Chief Executive, Providence Medical Group – Oregon  
  • Tom Lorish, MD, Chief Executive Physician Strategy Outreach/SOSA 
  • Elizabeth McCabe, Chief Mission Integration Officer 
  • Shaune Mattsson, RN, Chief Nursing Officer - HCS 
  • Kevin Olson, MD, Chief Executive Clinical Programs & Services  
  • William Olson, Chief Operating Officer  
  • Liza Powell, Chief Human Resource Officer  
  • Michael White, Chief Financial Officer - PHP  
  • Marcia Williams, Chief Communication Officer  
  • Jennifer Zelensky, Chief Operating Officer, Providence Medical Group – Oregon 

Community benefit investments are one way Providence lives its Mission. For generations, we’ve offered a caring hand to those with the greatest need in our community.

In 2020, we devoted more than $271 million in community benefit to make sustainable improvements in the health of our communities throughout Oregon.

Learn more about community benefit in Oregon

Community Health Needs Assessments

In the face of rapidly changing health care, our commitment to our Mission to care for everyone remains unchanged. 2020 was a year like no other. In Oregon, Providence patients and caregivers alike faced the devastating effects of the coronavirus and wildfires – both of which swept through the state bringing increased isolation, houselessness, critical health care needs, food insecurity and financial brokenness.

This ministry greatly depends on partnering with others in the community who are equally committed to doing good and improving the health of all. Together with community partners we conduct community health assessments to understand what our community needs are. Then with our partners, we identify the greatest unmet needs among the people in the communities we serve. These include lack of access to affordable care; lack of access to mental health services; poverty and homelessness; and barriers to healthy behaviors and disease prevention.

View CHNA Reports

Providence traces its beginnings to 1843 when a religious community of Catholic women was founded in Montreal, Quebec. Soon to be called the Sisters of Providence, this community grew from the work of a young widow, Emilie Gamelin, who dedicated her resources and ultimately her life to service for others.

In 1856, Mother Joseph of the Sacred Heart and four other Sisters of Providence arrived in Vancouver, Washington Territory. Within months of their arrival, the pioneer sisters began caring for elderly men and women, orphaned children and the sick in what was called the "Providence Enclosure." By 1858 they opened St. Joseph Hospital, the first hospital in the Northwest. The Sisters of Providence incorporated their acts of charity in 1859, and word of their good works quickly spread across Washington Territory.

Today the legacy of those first pioneer sisters lives on in the dedication and commitment of all who have joined in the Providence Mission of service.