Providence Health & Services is much more than health care. We carry on the tradition begun 154 years ago by the Sisters of Providence, who dedicated their lives to caring for the people they served - with a special emphasis on the poor and vulnerable.
Today, serving our communities throughout Oregon is a privilege - and that service lies at the heart of Providence's Mission and core values. Whether through medical support to clinics that serve vulnerable populations, free or reduced-cost medical care to our patients in need, or sponsorships to many dozens of nonprofit organizations, Providence is there to help.
Our not-for-profit status assists us in living out this commitment. All revenue goes back into our Mission of caring for the poor and vulnerable, and into improving the care and services we provide for our patients.
The people we serve are our inspiration and motivation. Providence cares.
"From the beginning of the Sisters of Providence, Mother Gamelin and Mother Joseph taught and showed us that our Mission is to work with others to bring presence and assistance to the poor and the needy."Sister Rita Ferschweiler, S.P.