Amazing stories happen every day at Providence

We deliver on this promise to our patients, their loved ones, our communities and each other.  Typically, we share these stories with our own teams, but now we want to build a library and share them with the entire Providence family.

Don't be afraid to contribute

We want to hear your story! Sharing your story with the Providence family will ensure everyone can feel and see how together we are keeping our promise to those we serve.

We are a community of caregivers delivering on our Mission every day

Our goal is to inspire everyone who is part of the Providence family and remind each other how we make a difference in the lives of others each day. Through fostering this community we will create healthier communities, together.

 

Latest Stories


Since being diagnosed with MD, this caregiver has turned around his life

8/27/2014 by Josh
A Providence caregiver received a life-changing medical diagnosis, and responded by literally changing his life. Along the way, he's received encouragement from and given inspiration to his co-workers.
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A wall of dreams

7/29/2014 by Dave
A Providence caregiver helps residents of her small Oregon town express their most deeply held wishes.
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You never know who you are going to run into in the grocery store

7/17/2014 by Medrice
As we go through our day-to-day encounters with patients and family members, it’s easy to forget how much our work affects every person we touch. This recently hit home for Cathy, a Providence Medical Group clinic supervisor.
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I care for patients in their homes, and on the road, too

7/16/2014 by Carla
I get to know my patients and often their families, very well. I like to help people in any way I can, and this has led me to become an extra set of wheels for some patients.
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Andrew brings his positive attitude and hugs to clients of Greens Café

7/10/2014 by Lisa
Andrew essentially grew up at Providence, and the job at the café was the perfect fit for him.
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The historic records in the Providence Archives can change lives

7/10/2014 by Emily
The Providence Archives reach people in a way that is different from the clinical work that is done every day in Providence institutions. Instead of physically helping people, we connect researchers to historic documents to enrich their lives.
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Little things make a difference

7/10/2014 by Chantell
When this caregiver learned why one patient kept missing clinical appointments, she was able to offer a simple solution that has helped keep the patient on track.
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True love wins out

7/9/2014 by Jenny
I meet many wonderful people working in the Intake Department at Providence ElderPlace Seattle. This is a story about two of these people, together 27 years and still going strong.
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Video

A 12-year-old offers thanks for his grandfather’s care

7/9/2014 by Niko
Providence President and CEO Rod Hochman, M.D., receives many letters, but few are as touching as the one he received from Niko Johnson. Niko is a 12-year-old from Northwest Washington who wrote to thank Providence for the care his grandfather received while undergoing bypass surgery.
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The purrfect prescription: Studley the therapy cat helps patients feel better

7/8/2014 by Rachel
Studley is one of 25 animals currently in the Providence Animal-Assisted Activities and Therapy program (PAAAT) that has been bringing comfort and smiles to patients for more than 20 years.
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