About Us

Founded by the Dominican Sisters, Providence St. Joseph's Hospital has served the residents of Chewelah and Stevens County since 1929.

With 25 acute care beds and 40 long-term care beds, patients benefit from the convenience of a home-town hospital that offers physical therapy, ambulatory surgery and emergency services.

With Providence located throughout Eastern Washington, we provide complete medical care, from skilled nursing to the region's most advanced hospital care.

Providence serves Steven's County in northeast Washington state at St. Joseph's Hospital and DominiCare in Chewelah and Mount Carmel Hospital in Colville.

Both hospitals provide services generally found at larger urban facilities, in an intimate, convenient setting, including emergency room, maternity/childbirth, physical therapy, orthopedic and radiology services.

The experts at DominiCare provide essential services - such as personal care, household assistance and family respite - to the frail, elderly and impaired residents of Stevens, Pend Oreille and Ferry counties, helping them maintain independence.

Washington & Montana Region Executive Team
  • Elaine Couture, MBA, BSN, RN, Executive Vice President & Chief Executive  Washington-Montana
  • Scott O’Brien, Chief Operating Officer
  • Jeff Collins, MD, Chief Medical Executive
  • Helen Andrus, Chief Financial Officer
  • Mark Smith, Chief Human Resources Officer
  • Elizabeth DeRuyter, Chief Communication Officer
  • John Kleiderer, Chief Mission Integration Officer
Spokane & Stevens County Hospital Leadership Team
  • Peg Currie, MA, BSN, RN, NEA-BC, Chief Operating Officer - Providence Health Care Chief Executive - Sacred Heart Medical Center, Holy Family Hospital
  • Ron Rehn, Chief Administrative Officer, Mount Carmel Hospital, Dominicare & St. Joseph’s Hospital
  • Michael Barsotti, MD, Physician Executive, Providence Health Care Children Services
  • Dean Martz, MD, Chief Medical Officer, Providence Health Care Hospitals
  • Brian Seppi, MD, Chief Medical Officer, Providence Medical Group
  • Becky Nappi, Director, Mission Integration
  • Russ Shear, Executive Director of Quality
  • Susan Stacey, MBA, BSN, RN, Chief Nursing Officer, Sacred Heart Medical Center
  • Sharon Hershman, MSN, BSN, RN, Chief Operating Officer; Chief Nursing Officer, Holy Family Hospital
Community Ministry Board of Directors

The Community Ministry Board of Directors oversees the Providence ministries serving Eastern Washington. Our Board Members serve with compassion, giving special attention to those who are poor and underserved in our community. Thanks to their tireless vigilance, we continue to advance new ways of improving the health and well-being of the people we serve.

  • Mary Selecky, Chair
  • Larry Soehren, Vice Chair
  • Kevin Christie
  • Jeff Clode, MD
  • Daryll B. DeWald, PhD
  • Rich Hadley
  • Michelle Hege
  • Robin Hines, MD
  • Courtney Law, PhD
  • Mike Moore, MD
  • Mike O'Malley
  • David L. Peden, SE LEED AP
  • Jeff Philipps
  • Mark Schemmel, MD
  • Ben Small
  • Jody Younker, board support

We know you come to Providence because you trust the care we provide. We want you to know our mission for your good health and safety is a top priority. Joint Commission standards deal with organizational quality of care issues and patient safety and the safety of the environment in which care is provided. Any individual believing that he or she has concerns regarding patient safety or quality of care concerns at Providence Health & Services that the hospital has not addressed appropriately may contact The Joint Commission.

If your issue remains unresolved, you have the right to:

  • Contact the Joint Commission Office:
    • Submit a concern online at www.jointcommission.org and click on “Report a Safety Event”
    • Phone: 800-994-6610
    • Fax to: 630-792-5636
    • Mail to: The Joint Commission Office of Quality and Patient Safety, One Renaissance Blvd, Oakbrook Terrace, IL 60181
  • Contact the Washington State Department of Health
    • Mail to: P.O. Box 47890, Olympia, WA 98504
    • Phone: 800-633-6828

When submitting a complaint to the Joint Commission about an accredited organization, you may either provide your name and contact information or submit your complaint anonymously. Providing your name and contact information enables the Joint Commission to inform you about the actions taken in response to your complaint, and also to contact you should additional information be needed. It is the Joint Commission's policy to treat your name as confidential information and not to disclose it to any other party. However, it may be necessary to share the complaint with Providence Health & Services in the course of a complaint investigation.

Joint Commission policy forbids an accredited organization from taking retaliatory actions against employees for having reported a patient safety or quality of care concern to the Joint Commission.

Please note: The Joint Commission does not address individual billing issues and payment disputes. It also does not have jurisdiction in labor relations issues or the individual clinical management of a patient.