Caring with Compassion Across Washington

Providence is the largest health care provider in Washington with hospitals, clinics, senior care centers, hospice and home health services in communities – large and small – across the state. Our not-for-profit network includes hospitals, physicians, clinics, care centers, hospice and home health programs and diverse community services across Washington. Our health care services in Washington include unique affiliations with Swedish Health Services and Pacific Medical Centers in Western Washington and Kadlec in Eastern Washington.

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. Our focus on providing our communities with the full continuum of care makes Providence a model in Washington state and beyond. We work collaboratively across traditional boundaries to develop patient-centered practices that help make lifelong quality care accessible and affordable.

Providence Medical Group - Washington offers primary and specialty care to adults and children.

Providence hospitals across Washington are routinely recognized for excellence:

Central Division Executive Leadership
  • Joel Gilbertson, Chief Executive
  • Elizabeth Ransom, MD, Chief Medical Officer
  • Scott O’Brien, Chief of Acute Care Operations and Programs
  • Jennifer Gentry, Chief Nursing Officer
  • Cara Beatty, MD, Physician Enterprise Interim Chief Operating Officer, EWA/MT
  • Ben LeBLanc, MD, Physician Enterprise Chief Executive, Oregon
  • Kristen Kothmann, Physician Enterprise Chief Executive, TX/NM
  • John Kleiderer, Chief Mission Officer 
  • Melissa Damm, Chief Financial Officer
  • Mark Gross, Chief Communication Officer 
  • Debby Gensen, Chief Strategy Officer
  • Laurie Kelley, Chief Philanthropy Officer
  • Walter Cathey, Regional Chief Executive, TX/NM
  • William Olson, Regional Chief Executive, Oregon
  • Katy O'Connor, Chief Human Resources Officer

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 the past year, we devoted millions in community benefit to make sustainable improvements in the health of our diverse communities throughout Washington.

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Community Health Needs Assessments

For generations, Providence has partnered with people of goodwill to offer a caring hand of compassion. We collaborate with social service and government agencies, charitable foundations, community organizations, universities and many other partners to identify the greatest needs through community health needs assessments. Then our solutions are reflected in community health improvement plans.

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On a cold December day in 1856, more than 30 years before Washington became a state, five Catholic nuns from Montreal arrived at the small settlement of Fort Vancouver on the banks of the Columbia River. While the sisters knew little about their destination, their mission was clear: serve the community’s unmet needs, particularly those of the poor.

Mother Joseph of the Sacred Heart and four other Sisters of Providence quickly opened their humble home to orphans and the elderly. Thus began an amazing history of compassion and care across Washington, a legacy that has expanded into a five-state, not-for-profit health and services network with more than 60,000 employees.

Learn More About Our Washington History