Community Health Investment
For the Sisters of Little Company of Mary, the heritage of compassionately caring for the needs of others is reflected in the historical significance of their name: that small group of women who stood with Mary at the foot of the cross as her son, Jesus, lay dying. From the beginning, the Sisters’ commitment to the poor and vulnerable has manifested itself through outreach to underserved communities and care for the sick and dying.
In 1982, Little Company of Mary Hospital voluntarily adopted a social accountability budget and, when the organization expanded to include San Pedro Hospital, the commitment continued. Today, these two nonprofit Medical Centers – Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center San Pedro and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance – have agreed to jointly sponsor this community health needs assessments (CHNA) as part of the continuing commitment to live out this Mission.
During the 1990’s, the Sisters of Little Company of Mary recognized that across the American Province their diminishing numbers threatened to undo core mission commitments and, following a period of discernment in 1998, entered into a joint sponsor agreement with the Providence Health System. Today, the two Little Company of Mary Medical Centers are part of Providence Health & Services – Southern California.
Community Health Needs Assessments and Community Health Implementation Plans
Providence collaborates 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.
Community Benefit Reports
Review joint community health needs assessments, joint community health improvement plans and annual updates to the community benefit plan for Providence Little Company of Mary Torrance.