Providence Continues to Invest in Southwest Washington’s Health

Providence Continues to Invest in Southwest Washington’s Health


Caring for the community has never been more important. To achieve its vision of health for a better world, Providence invests in improving community health across all seven states it serves. In 2019 alone, Providence community benefit investment totaled $1.5 billion, which included $619 million in the state of Washington.

Called by their Mission, Providence is committed to serving all within the communities, especially the poor and vulnerable. View the Providence seven-state and individual state reports at

In Southwest Washington, the community benefit investment from Providence St. Peter Hospital, Providence Centralia Hospital, and Providence Medical Group included more than $66 million. The total was made up of:

$12.4 million free and discounted care for the uninsured and underinsured

$43.9 million in unpaid costs of Medicaid and other means-tested government programs

$5.8 million health professions education and research

$3.3 million subsidized health services

$559,000 community health improvement and strategic partnerships.