Support for our Community

Providence St. Joseph Health contributed more than $141 million in 2017 to support health care and community services in Eastern Washington.

Community benefit investments are one way Providence lives its Mission. For generations, we’ve offered a caring hand to those with the greatest need in our community.

In 2017, we devoted more than $141 million in community benefit to make sustainable improvements in the health of our communities throughout Spokane and Stevens counties.

What is Community Benefit?

Community Benefit is the measurable contribution made by Providence to improve the overall health and well-being of our local communities, with particular concern for the poor and vulnerable persons. This helps us carry out our Mission to reveal God's love for all. We focus on efforts to demonstrate collaboration while maintaining a standardization provided by the federal government.

We conduct a Community Health Needs Assessment every three years to help determine areas to focus our efforts. If you feel that your organizations has a project that would benefit from our Community Benefit Funds and is in line with our Mission, Needs Assessment and Plan, please review the guidelines and submit an application.

Partners in Caring

Providence partners with many organizations throughout Spokane and Stevens counties to serve the poor and vulnerable, including:

  • Catholic Charities
  • Christ Clinic
  • Community Detox Services 
    of Spokane
  • Community Minded Enterprises
  • Daybreak
  • Life Services of Spokane
  • Northeast Tri-CountyHealth
    District (Colville)
  • Partners with Children and Families
  • Prescription Drug Assistance Foundation
  • Project Access
  • Transitional Programs for Women
  • Tri-County Community Health
    Fund (Colville) 

Community Health Needs Assessments and Community Health Improvement Plans

For generations, Providence has partnered with people of goodwill to offer a caring hand of compassion. We collaborate with social service and government agencies, charitable foundations, community organizations, universities and many other partners to identify the greatest needs through community health needs assessments. Then our solutions are reflected in community health improvement plans.

Here you can see our hospital’s most recent community health needs assessment and community health improvement plans.

Want to Learn More?

To learn how Providence supports our community, and how you can help, call 509-474-2423.