Providence Senior and Community Services Wins Award
February 24, 2012
Renton, WA: In honor of its commitment to providing a full range of services for people of all ages – especially those facing chronic or life-limiting illnesses – Providence Senior and Community Services won the award for Outstanding Community Outreach at Seattle Business magazine’s 2012 Leaders in Health Care awards on February 23. Seattle Cancer Care Alliance and UW Medicine were silver award recipients in this category.
The Program for All Inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE) is one of a wide range of programs that enable Providence to serve the poor, elderly and disadvantaged in a cost-effective way. PACE received special mention in the award for providing health care to individuals who have such significant physical and health problems that they qualify to live in a nursing home. By integrating health care services they are able to thrive in the community – in assisted living facilities, adult family homes, apartments, or with family, and avoid the costly care of nursing home placement.
Robert Hellrigel, CEO of Providence Senior and Community Services, accepted the award on behalf of the Sisters of Providence and all of the PSCS ministries. With 24 locations in Washington and a staff of more than 2,200, PSCS programs touch the lives of more than 14,000 people every day.
Providence Health & Services, Chief Executive, Dr. John Koster, was the keynote speaker at the awards dinner. In his address to more than 300 attendees, Dr. Koster highlighted the major transformation medical care is currently undergoing.