Our Calling and Our Promise

Our Providence mission carries a vibrant history of more than 160 years serving Oregon communities. I’m proud that this same pioneering spirit is alive in the people of Providence today. In the face of rapidly changing health care and in a manner reflecting our mission and core values, we are identifying needs and creating solutions by working with community partners.

Together with them, we assess where the greatest unmet needs are among people in the communities we serve. These include:

  • Access to health care and appropriate services
  • Behavioral health and substance use services
  • Chronic conditions prevention and management
  • Social determinants of health and well-being, including housing and food insecurity

In 2017, Providence Health & Services in Oregon invested more than $245 million in community benefit. We provided more than $31 million in community grants and subsidized services for things such as health screenings and health improvement initiatives. We focus on areas identified through routine community assessments so that we know our support provides the highest value in partnering to create healthier communities.

I invite you to learn more about how Providence is working to fulfill these needs and keep people healthy in our latest news. It is our privilege to serve people throughout Oregon and Southwest Washington.