Publications on the History of Providence Ministries in Health Care and Education
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Cornerstone: The Story of St. Vincent - Oregon's First Permanent Hospital [8 MB]
History of Providence St. Vincent Medical Center, Portland, Oregon, by Ellis Lucia. Published on the occassion of St. Vincent's 100th anniversary in 1975.
©1975 by St. Vincent Medical Foundation
The Dear Sourdoughs [6 MB]
A history of the health care ministries established in Alaska by the Sisters of Providence, 1902-1968. By Sister Mary Louise (Merilu) Vachon.
©1982 Sister Merilu Vachon, SP
Magic Valley: The Story of St. Joseph Academy and the Blossoming of Yakima [2.6 MB]
By Ellis Lucia
©1976 by Sisters of Providence
Pioneering Spirit: The Sisters of Providence in Alaska [5 MB]
By John C. Shideler and Hal K. Rothman
©1987 by Providence Hospital, Anchorage
Providence Hospital of Oakland 1904-1992: 88 Years of History [3.5 MB]
A history of Providence Hospital in Oakland published when the institution was transferred to Summit Medical Center in 1992. The first version of this work was printed in 1984 and an updated version was produced in 1989 and again in 1992.
©1992 by Providence Hospital, Oakland
Providence St. Vincent Medical Center: Oregon’s First Permanent Hospital
An article by Sydney Clevenger, writer and former public relations coordinator at St. Vincent, originally published in the Oregon Historical Quarterly.
St. Peter Hospital: A Century of Caring; A Commitment to Quality [3 MB]
A history by Shanna Stevenson written for the centennial celebration of St. Peter Hospital in 1987.
©1987 St. Peter Hospital, Olympia
Seattle's Sisters of Providence: The Story of Providence Medical Center - Seattle's First Hospital [16 MB]
A history of the medical center by Ellis Lucia, with illustrations by Bill Cumming.
©1978 Providence Medical Center
The Way It Was in Providence Schools: Stories of Seven Providence Schools in the West Founded Between 1856-1920 [3.5 MB]
By Sister Dorothy Lentz, SP
©1978 by Sister Dorothy Lentz, SP