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About Providence Hospice of Seattle 

What Makes Providence Hospice of Seattle Unique?

Our People: Our diverse team of health care professionals is passionate about their work in the community and serving the unique needs of each individual.

Our Mission: Providence is a not-for-profit Catholic ministry that is dedicated to serving the community, especially the poor and vulnerable. No one is turned away due to their financial situation or ability to pay.

Our Continuum of Senior and Community Services: Providence Hospice of Seattle is part of Providence Senior and Community Services (PSCS), which is a continuum of care that integrates hospice, home care, skilled nursing care for the elderly, and housing for the poor and vulnerable. Providence Senior and Community Services serves nearly 12,000 people in our communities every day.

Our Programs: Providence is the only hospice in King County that offers comprehensive pediatric palliative care and hospice services along with specialized pediatric grief support. We also offer complementary therapies such as massage and pet therapy. Our unique Transitions program offers free care management and support for people who may not be ready or eligible for hospice but who need help determining what resources are most appropriate for their situation.

Our Philosophy: We provide easy access to specialized pain and comfort treatments called "palliative care." If you have a life-limiting illness, you may be eligible to receive medical treatment needed to relieve suffering and improve your quality of life.

How do I donate to Providence Hospice of Seattle?

You can make an online donation to the Providence Hospice of Seattle Foundation, or download a donation form to mail to us. (If you’d like us to mail you a donation form, please contact us at (206) 320-7188 or e-mail hospicefoundation@providence.org.) You can target your donation to a particular area of service (such as pediatric hospice or the Patient Care Special Needs Fund) if you choose.

Providence Hospice of Seattle Foundation is a 501(c)(3) organization. Our tax ID number is 91-2077378. All donations are tax-deductible. [Back to top]

How do I volunteer with Providence Hospice of Seattle?

Providence Hospice of Seattle offers a wide range of volunteer opportunities for people who are interested in helping hospice patients and their families. To learn more about upcoming volunteer trainings and application procedures, check out our volunteer opportunities or call our 24-hour Volunteer Hotline: (206) 320-7169. [Back to top]

How do I learn more about working for Providence Hospice of Seattle?

Providence Hospice of Seattle is growing, and we have an ongoing need for experienced, compassionate RNs, social workers (MSWs) and CNAs/home health aides, as well as other clinical and office-based staff. To learn more about current employment opportunities, check out our latest Job Postings. [Back to top]

Are any Providence Hospice of Seattle services open to the community?

Providence Hospice of Seattle is strongly committed to serving all people coping with illness or loss throughout King County. Many of our services are open to the community; participants do not need to have a loved one who is being served by our hospice.

Services that are open to the community include:

  • Grief support, including counseling, support groups and referrals for adults
  • Grief counseling, school support groups and referrals for children and teens (Safe Crossings program)
  • Annual weekend camp for grieving children and teens (Camp Erin™- King County)
  • Support and resources for people living with a life-limiting illness who are not eligible or ready for hospice (Transitions)
  • Educational workshops and seminars, such as Five Wishes (end-of-life planning) and Caregiving at Life’s End

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Does Providence Hospice of Seattle only serve patients in Seattle?

No, Providence Hospice of Seattle serves all of King County, including Vashon Island and south Snohomish County. [Back to top]

How does Providence Hospice of Seattle address the specific needs of people in diverse communities?

Providence Hospice of Seattle recognizes the need for quality end-of-life health care for all people, regardless of race, ethnicity, culture, gender or age. We honor the tremendous diversity in our community and, through our Diversity Outreach initiative, seek to connect with those populations that traditionally have been underserved by hospice programs.

Providence Hospice of Seattle promotes cultural sensitivity among our staff, ensuring that patients and their families are treated with respect regarding their customs, culture, belief systems, language and religious preferences. We work closely with interpreters, local clergy and other community members to minimize any barriers to our ability to serve all who need us. In addition, we actively seek to recruit a diverse workforce, one that mirrors our community as a whole. [Back to top]

Does Providence Hospice of Seattle have an in-patient hospice facility?

While we don’t currently have an in-patient hospice facility, Providence Hospice of Seattle can provide hospice services anywhere patients reside, including skilled nursing facilities, retirement homes, assisted living facilities, adult family homes and private residences. [Back to top]

I’ve heard that Swedish and Providence have formed an alliance. Does that mean that Providence Hospice of Seattle is now part of Swedish?

No, this alliance does not affect Providence Hospice of Seattle. Providence continues to own and operate Providence Hospice of Seattle, as well as a number of nursing homes and assisted living facilities in King County. Under the alliance agreement, Swedish owns and operates Providence Seattle Medical Center (now Swedish Medical Center – Cherry Hill campus), 1600 Jefferson Medical Office Tower and Providence Medical Group clinics in King County. [Back to top]

Providence Hospice of Seattle is affiliated with the Sisters of Providence. Do patients have to be Catholic?

Providence Hospice of Seattle is committed to providing care for all people in need, regardless of religious affiliation. Our staff reflects a broad range of religious beliefs and faith traditions, and we respect the individual beliefs of each patient and family member. [Back to top]