Creating Healthier Communities, Together
In the face of rapidly changing health care, our commitment to our Mission to care for everyone remains unchanged. When the Sisters of Providence began our tradition of caring for Alaskans more than 110 years ago, their ministry greatly depended on partnering with others in the community who were committed to doing good. This same pioneering spirit continues today as our calling and our promise.
Together with our community partners, we identify the greatest unmet needs among people in the communities we serve. These include lack of access to affordable care; poverty and homelessness; and barriers to healthy behaviors and disease prevention.
Our responses to these needs take form through partnerships with others. We provide access to affordable care by training the next generation of health care providers to serve Alaskans across the state. We address poverty by supporting our community’s efforts to improve the lives of homeless teens. We promote healthy behaviors and disease prevention by providing free biometric screenings to improve community health and flu shots to protect the elderly.
In our stories, you’ll read these and other stories of how we are working together to meet community needs and keep people healthy. In all, Providence Health & Services Alaska was blessed to provide almost $71 million toward community benefit in 2013. Thanks to our many caregivers, donors, volunteers and community partners, the Mission of the Sisters of Providence remains as relevant to today as it was in 1902. It is our privilege to care for this community, together.
Bruce Lamoureux, Chief Executive
Providence Health & Services Alaska