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Mourning a devastating loss in Spokane, Wash.

By Rod Hochman December 6, 2022

Last week, the Providence family of organizations experienced a truly tragic and devasting loss. Doug Brant, a nurse with Providence Home and Community Care, was senselessly shot and killed while delivering care in a patient’s home in Spokane, Wash. As you’ll read in this beautiful tribute by the...


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Providence House – A place of healing and hope

By Rod Hochman December 1, 2022

“There weren’t many organizations rushing to care for people with HIV and AIDS in Oakland in the 1980s. But then again, there hadn’t been many organizations ministering to poor immigrants with cholera in mid-nineteenth century Montreal. But Mother Emilie Gamelin did. And a century and a half later,...


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Wishing you a warm and restful Thanksgiving

By Rod Hochman November 22, 2022

A message of gratitude for caregivers in the Providence family I am grateful every day for each of you. But this Thanksgiving especially, I want to express my sincerest gratitude for the incredible work you do on behalf of those we serve. The unprecedented pressures facing health systems across the...


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Our annual report: Investing in the power of communities

By Rod Hochman June 9, 2022

The Providence family of organizations is very proud to release our latest annual report. As you scroll through the pages of our 2021 report, you’ll get to meet some of the inspiring individuals we had the privilege to serve last year, as well as the caregivers and community partners who helped us...


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Creating a healthier world through partnerships

By Rod Hochman April 12, 2022

At Providence, our vision – Health for a Better World – is driven by a belief that every person deserves the chance to live their healthiest life. In every community, across the seven states we serve, we are inspired by other like-minded organizations who share our commitment to making the world a...


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With deep appreciation on Doctors’ Day

By Rod Hochman March 29, 2022

As we emerge from waves of a two-year pandemic, Doctor’s Day continues to be as important as ever. There are not enough ways to thank each of our doctors and our front-line caregivers who are working through the pandemic with courage and excellence. Since Doctors’ Day 2021, our Providence family of...


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Celebrating our founders on International Women’s Day

By Rod Hochman March 8, 2022

It’s a given that on International Women’s Day I am going to talk about the pioneers who started Providence. Not many organizations of our size can say they were established entirely by women who traveled to the West when the journey alone was risky and the work both dangerous and demanding. Our...


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Supporting Ukraine

By Rod Hochman March 2, 2022

It has been heart-wrenching to see lives lost and communities torn apart this past week. I know that among our family of organizations and those we serve, there are many with personal connections to this crisis, and our hearts go out to you. At Providence, our Mission calls us to take action to...


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Remembering Sister Lucille Dean SP

By Rod Hochman February 23, 2022

No matter how long good people are with us, it is never enough time. That is how many of us are feeling after Sister Lucille Dean, SP, passed away on Feb. 17.   Sister Lucille had deep roots in Seattle, where she was born in 1935, attended school, and later entered the novitiate at Mount St....


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On MLK Day – the meaning of community

By Rod Hochman January 17, 2022

Recently I read a message from one of our Providence Mission leaders, reminding me of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s vision for the beloved community. In the 1950s and 1960s, Dr. King frequently spoke about the longing of Black Americans – and all oppressed people – for human dignity. He saw...


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