Blogs on Housing

Mike Butler


Mike Butler is the president of strategy and operations for Providence St. Joseph Health, and has served in executive roles at the health system since 1998. Prior to Providence, Mike was the chief operating and financial officer for the Franciscan Health System in Tacoma, Wash., and Catholic Health Initiatives in Englewood, Colo. He currently serves on the boards of Vizient, MultiScale Health Networks and Medical Teams International.  


Homelessness: Our $15 million investment in affordable housing for the poor and vulnerable

Providence St. Joseph Health, Swedish and Premera Blue Cross committed $5 million each – $15 million total – to Plymouth Housing, the largest provider of supportive housing in the City of Seattle.

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Our commitment to ending homelessness

The extent of the homelessness problem calls us to participate in new and innovative partnerships that offer sustainable solutions.

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Tim Zaricznyj

timzsmallTimothy Zaricznyj, Ed.D., is director of housing for Providence St. Joseph Health. He leads 16 affordable housing programs in Washington, Oregon and California. Zaricznyj holds a doctorate in education from the University of San Francisco for which he published the dissertation “Righting Home, A Critical Hermeneutic Study of Home, Homelessness and the Spaces In Between.”


Housing is health care

A housing expert looks at the relationship between housing and health.

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Upstream causes of homelessness and the search for solutions

How America has reached a crisis with chronic homelessness.

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Medicaid study reinforces that housing is health care

How safe, affordable housing resulted in a dramatic drop in use of Medicaid-covered acute and emergency services.

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Housing as a bridge to better mental health

Explaining the "housing first" response to homelessness and mental health needs.

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