Heart Beat Fall 2021

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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This summer, we began the roll-out of our unifying Providence brand for all ministries in Washington and Montana. The new brand was created with intention and infused with deep meaning, drawn from our rich history and our Mission. You'll see the new brand in this issue – the St. Joseph Health cross and colors, combined with the word "Providence." You'll also read about the people who make our brand come alive – our caregivers who carry forward our legacy every day. I'm in awe of the resolve our caregivers have shown in the most challenging times. Their commitment to caring for others reflects the strong and lasting foundation of our core values. The communities we serve see this, trusting us to care for them and their families when they are most vulnerable. In this issue of HeartBeat Magazine, you'll read about a brave individual who believed wholly in our cardiac team when his heart was failing. He said that after the first meeting with his surgeons, he had complete trust in them and felt a deep sense of calm and hope. There are others, too. Reading their stories, I'm reminded that trust in a brand takes years to build. It is not what we say, but how we treat others and the ways we connect to our communities. I hope that when you see and feel our new brand here and throughout our ministries, it will remind you of our unwavering values and commitment to you, your family and community. EXECUTIVE EDITOR Nicole Stewart MEDICAL EDITOR Dean Martz, M.D. CONTRIBUTORS Kathy Maurer Allison Milionis Peg Currie, Chief Operating Officer BOARD OF DIRECTORS Larry Soehren, Chair Jeff Philipps, Vice Chair Kevin Christie Karla Greer Rich Hadley Robin Hines, M.D. Kiana McKenna Mike Moore, M.D. Gloria Ochoa-Bruck Darryl Potyk, M.D. Mark Schemmel, M.D. Fawn Schott Mary Selecky Ben Small Copyright 2021 © Providence Health Care. Send comments to or Marketing & Communication, 101 W. Eighth Ave., Spokane, WA 99204. For more information, visit 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) Providence St. Luke's Rehabilitation Medical Center 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 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 From the heart Peg Currie Chief Operating Officer, Providence Health Care Chief Executive, Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center and Children's Hospital and Providence Holy Family Hospital ON THE COVER: Greg Soumokil's life-saving artificial heart gives him time while he waits for a transplant.

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