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About Providence Mount St. Vincent

Our philosophy of care

  • Is driven by the core values of "Respect, Compassion, Justice, Excellence and Stewardship";
  • Centers around the wishes of our residents. We call this "Resident Directed Care," and it empowers the residents to choose the daily routines and services they wish to receive. As a result, residents are able to maintain their independence, their privacy, their sense of home, and their dignity;
  • Strives to provide an atmosphere that is home in the truest sense of the word.

Our programs and services include:

Other little known facts about Providence Mount St. Vincent:

  • The Mount is West Seattle’s largest employer with nearly 500 employees;
  • Our employees represent more than 27 different countries of origin;
  • Retired Sisters of Providence and other orders reside at Saint Joseph Residence, located adjacent to The Mount on the west;
  • The entire Mount facility—more than 300,000-square-feet—is licensed for child care and is a non-smoking facility;
  • More than 1,200 meals are served daily in 16 different locations at The Mount; 50,000 meals are served per month and 465,000 annually;
  • More than 200 volunteers, ranging in age from 14 to 97, contribute thousands of hours each year serving residents, children and The Mount community;
  • The Mount has been part of the West Seattle community since 1924.

Nationally recognized:

  • Pioneer Network elected Charlene Boyd, Regional Administrator of Providence Senior and Community Services, as chair of its national board. Pioneer Network is a national organization working toward a New Culture of Aging. It promotes a "culture change" movement for facilities that care for elders which involves a transformation based on person-directed values and person-directed practices, where the voices of elders and those working closest with them are honored and respected. The Pioneer Network is a convening and connecting organization that promotes grassroots activities and new ways of de-institutionalizing services and individualizing care across the aging services spectrum. For more information, visit www.pioneernetwork.net.
  • Resident-directed care at The Mount places elders at the center of the universe (Catholic Health Progress Jan 08)
  • "Home, Sweet Nursing Home: Visionary caregivers are transforming life for the elderly and disabled", Ms. Magazine Spring 2007 issue, Health/Caregivers column, Pg 61. Read the article.
  • Old Age in a New Age: The Promise of Transformative Nursing Homes" by Beth Baker, Vanderbilt University Press, 2007. Read an excerpt.
  • Catholic Health Association of the United States, 2004 Mid-Career Award awarded to Charlene Boyd, PMSV Administrator for leadership transforming senior-living care and reinventing nursing home care. Honored as a distinguished leader who exemplifies and integrates Catholic values into her professional and personal life;
  • Association of Washington Businesses (AWB), 2004, Community Service Award for participation in the XIP Program with the Seattle Public Schools providing work training opportunities for students in special education programs;
  • Featured on the front pages of The New York Times (1998), The Seattle Times (1999), and the Christian Science Monitor (1999) as one of the best nursing homes in the country;
  • American Association of Homes and Services for the Aging (1997 Excellence in Practice Award);
  • Washington Association of Homes for the Aging (1997 Innovator of the Year Award);
  • Nursing Home Magazine’s Design ’97 (Best in Category for Remodeling and/or Renovation); Contemporary Long Term Care Magazine’s 1997 Order of Excellence Award for Renovation-Architecture Category;
  • Recognized in a U.S. Senate Special Committee on Aging as an example of a "best practice" facility (1997);
  • American Society of Aging and the Brookdale Center on Aging of Hunter College (1997 Best Practice in Human Resources and Aging).