Providence Continues to Invest in Southwest Washington’s Health

August 7, 2020 Andrea Harger


Caring for the community has never been more important. To achieve its vision of health for a better world, Providence invests in improving community health across all seven states it serves. In 2019 alone, Providence community benefit investment totaled $1.5 billion, which included $619 million in the state of Washington.

Called by their Mission, Providence is committed to serving all within the communities, especially the poor and vulnerable. View the Providence seven-state and individual state reports at

In Southwest Washington, the community benefit investment from Providence St. Peter Hospital, Providence Centralia Hospital, and Providence Medical Group included more than $66 million. The total was made up of:

$12.4 million free and discounted care for the uninsured and underinsured

$43.9 million in unpaid costs of Medicaid and other means-tested government programs

$5.8 million health professions education and research

$3.3 million subsidized health services

$559,000 community health improvement and strategic partnerships.

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