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The Dear Sourdoughs [pdf-6MB]
A history of the health care ministries established in Alaska by the Sisters of Providence, 1902-1968. By Sister Mary Louise (Merilu) Vachon.
©1982 Sister Merilu Vachon, SP

Pioneering Spirit: The Sisters of Providence in Alaska [pdf-5MB]
By John C. Shideler and Hal K. Rothman
©1987 by Providence Hospital, Anchorage


Five Decades of Mission: A Retrospective [pdf-4.6MB]
©1993 by Saint Joseph Medical Center, Burbank

Mission Hills
A Tradition of Compassion Continues [pdf-3.1MB]
A history of Holy Cross Medical Center (Mission Hills) and Saint Joseph Medical Center (Burbank) when Holy Cross Health System transferred Holy Cross Medical Center to Providence Health System in 1996.

Providence Hospital of Oakland 1904-1992: 88 Years of History [pdf-3.5MB]
A history of Providence Hospital in Oakland published when the institution was transferred to Summit Medical Center in 1992. The first version of this work was printed in 1984 and an updated version was produced in 1989 and again in 1992.
©1992 by Providence Hospital, Oakland

Santa Monica
The Origin of Saint John’s Hospital, An Illustrated Research Manuscript [pdf-23.9MB] A self-published history by Robert S. Sherins, MD, 2013.


History of Providence Mary Immaculate, DeSmet, Idaho, Foundation #59: "You Will Be With Us Always" [pdf-1.8MB]
©1996 by Sr. Helen Mason, SP, Provincial Secretary and Archivist, St. Ignatius Province, Spokane, Washington


Fort Benton
Sisters of Charity of Providence in Fort Benton, Montana [pdf-6.5MB]
By Sr. Mary Norita [Margaret] LaPorte, SP

Great Falls
Columbus Hospital: One Hundred Years [pdf-12MB]
©1992 By Sr. Margaret LaPorte, SP

Highlights of the History of St. Patrick Hospital, Missoula, Montana [pdf-3.6MB]
By Sr. Helen Mason, SP, 1997


75 Years of Caring: Providence Hospital, Medford, Oregon, 1911-1986 [pdf-1.8MB]

Cornerstone: The Story of St. Vincent - Oregon's First Permanent Hospital [pdf-8MB]
History of Providence St. Vincent Medical Center, Portland, Oregon, by Ellis Lucia. Published on the occasion of St. Vincent's 100th anniversary in 1975.
©1975 by St. Vincent Medical Foundation

In a Great Tradition: St. Vincent Hospital, Portland, Oregon [pdf-1.2MB]

Providence St. Vincent Medical Center: Oregon’s First Permanent Hospital
An article by Sydney Clevenger, writer and former public relations coordinator at St. Vincent, originally published in the Oregon Historical Quarterly.


Heritage: The History of Providence Hospital, Everett, 1905-1980 [pdf-1.8MB]
Written and designed by Budd Wagner; edited by Mary Fears
©1980 Providence Hospital, Everett

Saint Peter Hospital 75th Anniversary [pdf-660KB]
Published for Hospital Week, 1962

St. Peter Hospital: A Century of Caring; A Commitment to Quality [pdf-3MB]
A history by Shanna Stevenson written for the centennial celebration of St. Peter Hospital in 1987.
©1987 St. Peter Hospital, Olympia

The Golden Sheaf: A Short Sketch of Providence Hospital, 1877-1927 [pdf-3.5MB]

The Link [pdf-3.6MB]
Published by the Alumni Association of Providence Hospital School of Nursing

Providence Hospital, 1877-1948 [pdf-1.7MB]
Information bulletin prepared by the medical staff and department heads, 1948

Seattle's Sisters of Providence: The Story of Providence Medical Center - Seattle's First Hospital [pdf-16MB]
A history of the medical center by Ellis Lucia, with illustrations by Bill Cumming.
©1978 Providence Medical Center

A Century of Caring: The Sisters of Providence of Sacred Heart Medical Center [pdf-5.3MB]
By John C. Shideler. ©1986 by Sacred Heart Medical Center.

Fifty Golden Years: A Short History of Sacred Heart Hospital, 1886-1936 [pdf-4MB]

Sacred Heart Hospital: Seventy-Five Years of Service to the Community of Spokane, 1886-1961 [pdf-2MB]

Sacred Heart School of Nursing, 1898-1973 [pdf-1.2MB]
Published May 1986 by Sacred Heart Medical Center

Providence Academy, Vancouver, Washington, 1874-1950 [pdf-1.4MB] By Sr. Mary Claver [Morrow], SP

St. Joseph Hospital Centennial Album, 1858-1958 [pdf-1.4MB]

Magic Valley: The Story of St. Joseph Academy and the Blossoming of Yakima [pdf-2.6MB]
By Ellis Lucia©1976 by Sisters of Providence


The Way It Was in Providence Schools: Stories of Seven Providence Schools in the West Founded Between 1856-1920 [pdf-3.5MB]
By Sister Dorothy Lentz, SP©1978 by Sister Dorothy Lentz, SP

Native Americans

A Shining from the Mountains [pdf-4MB] 
By Sister Providencia Tolan, SP ©1980 Sisters of Providence, Mother Joseph Province