Addressing the most pressing social factors that contribute to community health

At Providence St. Joseph Health, our mission calls us to be agents of radical change for health. We’re to be a source of healing love and a beacon of hope … in the world, within each of the communities we serve, and for every person we encounter – especially those who are among the most poor and vulnerable in our society due to social conditions. Read more »


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Waterfront recovery services improves community wellness

Humboldt County, the northern most county of California, has some of the highest rates in the state of drug and alcohol related outcomes including liver disease, suicide, unintentional motor vehicle injuries and drug overdoses ....
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Helping hundreds of homeless each day in downtown Olympia

Those who are homeless often struggle tremendously to find resources to basic necessities, such as food, shelter and health care. Many community organizations offer various resources as stand-alone programs …
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A place to call home

Brian Sharpe is on a tour with the manager of the apartment building he is considering as a new home. As they walk into the communal kitchen, a windowless room decorated with artificial leafy trees and edged by a row of soft couches and a large-screen television, Sharpe’s eyes go round …
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About Providence St. Joseph Health

Providence St. Joseph Health is committed to improving the health of the communities it serves, especially those who are poor and vulnerable. With 51 hospitals, 829 physician clinics, senior services, supportive housing and many other health and educational services, the health system and its partners employ more than 119,000 caregivers (employees) serving communities across seven Western states – Alaska, California, Montana, New Mexico, Oregon, Texas and Washington. With system offices based in Renton, Wash., and Irvine, Calif., the Providence St. Joseph Health family of organizations works together to meet the needs of its communities, both today and into the future.