From the early days of settlement in the Pacific Northwest to the 21st century, Providence has been working to serve the greatest unmet needs of our communities. As a not-for-profit, Catholic health ministry it is our honor, tradition and commitment to support those who need help.
Providence talks to many community partners to help us determine the most significant needs. As part of our outreach, every three years we conduct a formal Community Health Assessment to ask important questions about needs. Learn more about the assessment and how Providence uses it to guide community benefits.
Providence provided more than $237 million in community benefits in 2012, including $94.6 million in free or reduced-cost care to our patients in need.
As a not-for-profit Catholic health care ministry, Providence embraces its responsibility to provide for the needs of the communities we serve. Our not-for-profit status and our careful stewardship of financial resources allow us to deliver quality care and also to donate many subsidies, services and grants to meet local needs.
"Providence has taken a genuine interest in homelessness. They are a wonderful partner in helping provide health care and treatment services for Portland's most vulnerable population."Ed Blackburn
"It has been a great pleasure working with the committed staff and team members of Providence! For the last three years Providence has provided the Black United Fund of Oregon with scholarship funds to deserving African- American high school seniors in Oregon and southwest Washington. We can't do this without valued partners like Providence."Adrienne Livingston