Health Is A Human Right

Providence St. Joseph Health, a national not-for-profit health system is driven by a beleive that health is a human right and committed to caring for all.

  • Medicaid Matters: Nathasha’s story3:41

    Medicaid Matters: Nathasha’s story

    Nisha and Randy Morris and their daughter Nathasha are a regular California family. Except when Nathasha falls asleep, she stops breathing. Because of...

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  • Study shows support for Medicaid

    Study shows support for Medicaid

    Americans overwhelmingly support Medicaid, according to a national study by Providence St. Joseph Health. The new study provides valuable insights as lawmakers consider the future of Medicaid.

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  • PSJH joins Pearl Jam to end homelessness

    PSJH joins Pearl Jam to end homelessness

    As part of the Pearl Jam campaign to end homelessness in Seattle, PSJH is supporting a modular shelter project that will accommodate 72 people per night, helping those in unauthorized encampments.

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  • Our family of organizations

    Our family of organizations

    What is Providence St. Joseph Health? We’re a family of organizations across seven western states that share a belief that health care is a human right. Learn more about us and where we serve.

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  • Giving a voice to the vulnerable

    Giving a voice to the vulnerable

    You might be surprised to learn who is covered by Medicaid; they are likely people you know—loved ones, neighbors or work friends.

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  • Hospitals are fed up with drug companies, so they’re starting their own

    Hospitals are fed up with drug companies, so they’re starting their own

    A group of major American hospitals, battered by price spikes on old drugs and long-lasting shortages of critical medicines, has launched a mission-driven, not-for-profit generic drug company...

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  • Addressing homelessness, mental health and more

    Addressing homelessness, mental health and more

    Our caregivers and community partners work together to meet vital local needs. Read our 2017 community benefit report.

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  • Upstream causes of homelessness and the search for solutions

    Upstream causes of homelessness and the search for solutions

    Housing expert Timothy Zaricznyj looks at the connections between taxes, health insurance, mental health and secure housing...

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  • Housing is health care

    Housing is health care

    A new series from a housing expert takes a deep dive into the relationship between housing and health.

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  • Health, healing and politics: Why we speak up

    Health, healing and politics: Why we speak up

    We are advocates on behalf of everyone we serve, especially those on the margins...

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  • Community benefit report

    Community benefit report

    Providence St. Joseph Health identifies community needs and creates lasting solutions. In 2017, this investment totaled more than $1.6 billion in community benefit across seven states.

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  • Strange bedfellows? Group unites old foes in hunt for health fix

    Strange bedfellows? Group unites old foes in hunt for health fix

    Some big names in health care want to fix what they see as a broken system. First, they are mending fences.

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  • Talking with POLITICO about the future of health in America

    Talking with POLITICO about the future of health in America

    Recently, I had the opportunity to speak with Dan Diamond of POLITICO Pulse, a daily briefing on health care politics and policy. We discussed the current state of traditional hospital systems and...

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  • It takes a village: Providence's Dr. Rhonda Medows on health care amid uncertainty

    It takes a village: Providence's Dr. Rhonda Medows on health care amid uncertainty

    'When the community comes together, that's when I feel like we do our best work,' Medows says.

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  • A healthy return

    A healthy return

    Advocates investing in troubled communities hope to bring about more than just surface-level change.

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  • When the sky falls

    When the sky falls

    When the sky fell for Jennifer, she lost her husband and best friend. All their plans were gone, along with coverage for her girls. But Medicaid stood in the gap.

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  • PSJH makes population health progress

    PSJH makes population health progress

    Dr. Rhonda Medows, Providence St. Joseph Health's executive vice president of population health spoke with Catholic Health World about how the system is transforming to improve care quality and...

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  • Medicaid: Myths vs. Facts

    Medicaid: Myths vs. Facts

    Medicaid is the single largest payer for mental health services in the United States. The Center for Medicaid and CHIP Services identified substance use disorder services as a priority for the next...

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  • Medicaid Matters: Sylvia’s story

    Medicaid Matters: Sylvia’s story

    Sylvia took excellent care of herself with a nutritious diet and daily exercise. She was dating a great guy, Steve, a former Marine and fellow fitness buff. Life was pretty much ideal, until...

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  • Medicaid Matters: Samantha's story

    Medicaid Matters: Samantha's story

    When Samantha’s marriage ended, the 38-year-old not only lost the assets she shared with her husband, but the medical coverage she received through his benefits...

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