Spokane, Wash. –Providence Health Care invested close to $148 million in 2020 to help build a more equitable and sustainable future for Eastern Washington.
The 2020 Annual Report to Our Inland Northwest Communities highlights how Providence partnered in the region to address the most difficult public health crisis of our time. In service to its Mission of being steadfast in serving all, especially the poor and vulnerable, Providence acted to provide short-term solutions while driving long-term positive change by investing in communities to build a more equitable and sustainable future.
“Our community benefit program invests in partnerships to improve the health and well-being of the community,” said Peg Currie, chief operating officer for Providence Health Care. “Working together with our community partners, Providence and our caregivers are helping address family violence, mental health and homelessness while promoting dignity and compassion for all.”
We invite you to read local stories of how we’re making a difference in the lives of others:
The $147.8 million in community investments include the costs of uncompensated care for Medicaid, free or low-cost care, and many other programs and initiatives focused on improving the health of our communities, increasing access to care, and making care more affordable.
These intentional investments make it possible for people to live their healthiest lives and allow our communities to reinvest in other vital programs. Caring for our communities has never been more important. To see community investments by each of the regions Providence serves, visit the Annual Report to Our Communities website.
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