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Spokane Community Benefit Information

Support for our Community

Providence Health & Services is much more than a network of health care, social service and education ministries. We are a community partner—and have been for more than 150 years. We believe in providing for the needs of the communities we serve because it is our responsibility as a not-for-profit, Catholic health ministry.

As an actively engaged partner, our community benefit efforts are always shaped around the specific needs of each community.

Read our Community Benefit Report


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 Health Care 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

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 each hospital’s most recent community health needs assessment and community health improvement plan.

Spokane County

Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center & Children’s Hospital

Providence Holy Family Hospital

Stevens County

Providence St. Joseph Hospital - Chewelah

Providence Mount Carmel Hospital - Colville

Want to Learn More?

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