Coming Together


Providence St. Joseph Health is a new organization created by Providence Health & Services and St. Joseph Health with the goal of improving the health of the communities it serves, especially those who are poor and vulnerable.

Together, our 111,000 caregivers (all employees) serve in 50 hospitals, 829 clinics and a comprehensive range of services across Alaska, California, Montana, New Mexico, Oregon, Texas and Washington. The Providence St. Joseph Health family includes:

  • Providence Health & Services
  • St. Joseph Health
  • Covenant Health in West Texas
  • Facey Medical Foundation in Los Angeles
  • Hoag Memorial Presbyterian in Orange County, Calif.
  • Kadlec in Southeast Washington
  • Pacific Medical Centers in Seattle
  • Swedish Health Services in Seattle

Bringing these organizations together is a reflection of each of our unique missions, increasing access to health care and bringing quality, compassionate care to those we serve, with a focus on those most in need. By coming together, Providence St. Joseph Health has the potential to seek greater affordability, achieve outstanding and reliable clinical care, improve the patient experience and introduce new services where they are needed most.

It begins with heritage

The founders of both organizations were courageous women ahead of their time. The Sisters of Providence and the Sisters of St. Joseph of Orange brought health care and other social services to the American West when it was still a rugged, untamed frontier. Now, as we face a different landscape – a changing health care environment – we draw upon their pioneering and compassionate spirit to plan for the next century of health care.

Providence Health & Services

In 1856, Mother Joseph and four Sisters of Providence established hospitals, schools and orphanages across the Northwest. Over the years, other Catholic sisters transferred sponsorship of their ministries to Providence, including the Little Company of Mary, Dominicans and Charity of Leavenworth. Recently, Swedish Health Services, Kadlec Regional Medical Center and Pacific Medical Centers have joined Providence as secular partners with a common commitment to serving all members of the community. Today, Providence serves Alaska, California, Montana, Oregon and Washington.

St. Joseph Health

In 1912, a small group of Sisters of St. Joseph landed on the rugged shores of Eureka, Calif., to provide education and health care. The ministry later established roots in Orange, Calif., and expanded to serve Southern California, the California High Desert, Northern California and Texas. The health system established many key partnerships, including a merger between Lubbock Methodist Hospital System and St. Mary Hospital to form Covenant Health in Lubbock Texas. Recently, an affiliation was established with Hoag Health to increase access to services in Orange County, Calif.