2020 Summer/Fall HeartBeat FINAL

Health & Hope is a newsletter designed to educate and inspire Western Montanans on life-saving procedures, community events and services to keep you and your family healthy.

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In this Together EXECUTIVE EDITOR MANAGING EDITOR Liz DeRuyter Nicole Stewart MEDICAL EDITOR CONTRIBUTORS Dean Martz, M.D. Allie Hyams Larry Soehren Elaine Couture, Chief Executive Peg Currie, Chief Operating Officer COMMUNITY MISSION BOARD OF DIRECTORS Larry Soehren, Chair Jeff Philipps, Vice Chair Mary Selecky, Past Chair Kevin Christie Jeff Clode, M.D. Rich Hadley Robin Hines, M.D. Mike Moore, M.D. Gloria Ochoa-Bruck David L. Peden Darryl Potyk, M.D. Mark Schemmel, M.D. Fawn Schott Ben Small Volume 58, No. 1 Copyright 2020 © Providence Health Care. Send comments to or Marketing & Communication, 101 W. Eighth Ave., Spokane, WA 99204. For more information, visit HeartBeat PROVIDENCE FROM THE HEART WE ARE LISTENING If you have thoughts or ideas that you would like to share, email us at PROVIDENCE.ORG/HEARTBEAT 3 Larry Soehren Community Mission Board Chair For more than 130 years, Providence caregivers have been answering the call to serve our communities. That commitment continues and now, more than ever, Providence caregivers are serving in ways they may not have imagined. As a ministry, we are called to create a healthier community for all, meeting people where they are to support the whole person. The needs are great as we look at health inequities and disparities. Today, we are addressing mental and emotional health, safe and healthy food resources, safe places to live, safe places to be heard, safe places to work and overcoming a full range of socioeconomic and equity barriers that prevent people from achieving their best health and life. Our Community Mission Board is chartered to help guide Providence in this work. We are a group of passionate individuals who support Providence in serving the Inland Northwest. We cultivate vital community partners. We serve as a voice for those who are otherwise voiceless. We share in the Mission and values of Providence. People often think of Providence as a place to go when they are sick. Some may not be aware of the many programs and investments that address everyday community needs. The real goal is to keep people out of the hospital; to make them healthier and happier. That is precisely the work we do, and the work that is needed now more than ever. "We are in this together" has become the phrase of the day of late. And that is exactly how we view the role of Providence in our communities. Enjoy the stories in this issue of HeartBeat that demonstrate our values in action. Providence Health Care Eastern Washington (PHC) is the parent organization of a number of Catholic health care ministries sponsored by the Sisters of Providence and the Dominican Sisters in Spokane and Stevens counties. These ministries include: HOSPITALS Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center Sacred Heart Children's Hospital Providence Holy Family Hospital Providence Mount Carmel Hospital (Colville) Providence St. Joseph's Hospital (Chewelah) OTHER HEALTH SERVICES Providence Adult Day Health Providence DominiCare (Chewelah) Providence Emilie Court Assisted Living Providence Infusion and Pharmacy Providence Medical Group Providence Medical Park, Spokane Valley Providence VNA Home Health St. Luke's Rehabilitation Institute Providence St. Joseph's Care Center & Transitional Care Unit MISSION STATEMENT As expressions of God's healing love, witnessed through the ministry of Jesus, we are steadfast in serving all, especially those who are poor and vulnerable. CORE VALUES Compassion | Dignity | Justice | Excellence | Integrity CONNECT WITH US While living through a pandemic is new to us all, some things are not: Providence remains wholly committed to your care and safety. Whether you need attention for something minor or major, we've put in place additional protocols to make sure you feel comfortable and confident every time you walk through our doors.

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