PeaceHealth, Providence sign strategic alliance agreement: Vancouver project designed to improve wellness, restore wholeness

January 08, 2016

VANCOUVER, Wash. – By signing a strategic alliance agreement, PeaceHealth and Providence Health & Services have moved a step closer to jointly developing innovative ways to provide health and wellness services in communities they serve.

On Oct. 27, the two Catholic health systems – each with a long history of committed service to the Pacific Northwest – announced a letter of intent to collaborate on new projects. The strategic alliance agreement was signed Dec. 17.

The first of multiple initiatives in development is a health and wellness center on Padden Parkway in Vancouver, featuring rehab, fitness, primary care and other services. The center will increase local access to primary and specialty pediatric medical care, and will offer a unique set of complementary services designed to improve well-being and restore patients to wholeness.

“This is the next step in our work to create healthier communities, together,” said Providence Oregon Chief Executive Dave Underriner. “Our ongoing discussions have generated even more excitement about our work going forward.”

The Padden Parkway wellness center is likely to open in about two years. Future initiatives are under consideration in various other locations.

“The strategic alliance agreement means we can continue to explore creative ways to improve wellness for our neighbors,” said PeaceHealth President and Chief Executive Officer Liz Dunne. “We’re excited about working with Providence.”