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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We believe Housing is Health
We are working to find solutions to homelessness because housing is essential to health and well-being. Everyone deserves to have a place to call home.
The Future of X: Health
In this podcast series, OZY paints a picture of health care in 2069. Health in 50 years won’t be based entirely on robots or advanced A.I., but rather on raw human connection.
Medicaid Matters: Robin’s Story
It’s hard to put a price on your eyesight, but to Robin, 67, it’s the best gift she’s ever received. Thanks to Medicaid, she was able to get cataract surgery on both eyes and was no longer at risk...
Medicaid Matters: David’s Story
David has a lot to live for. At age 69, he has six adult children, 20 grandkids and 11 great-grandkids. He also has his beloved martial arts that he began practicing in his 20s and still continues...
Medicaid Matters: Julie’s Story
For 18 years, Julie loved working as a residency coordinator in the orthopedics department of a large teaching hospital in Syracuse, New York. It was more than just a job. She describes herself as...
Medicaid Matters: Jackie’s Story
There’s not much Jackie wouldn’t do for her mom Irene. When Irene’s chronic illnesses became worse and she couldn’t afford the growing medical bills, Jackie jumped in to help...
Medicaid Matters: Chauntal’s Story
Just months after her 24th birthday, Chauntal Lewis was driving away from a friend’s house one morning when a semi-truck slammed into her car. She lost her left hand on impact and was rushed to...
Medicaid Matters: Margot's Story
Margot is all about doing for others. Before she became ill, she volunteered at a local food bank, cooked Thanksgiving meals for seniors in need and helped at her church...
Medicaid Matters: Greg's Story
When Greg was 17, he went swimming in a lake. He just didn’t have the strength to swim back to shore. By the time Greg was pulled from the water, he had suffered severe brain damage...
Providence plans to help house 20% of Portland’s chronically homeless
Portland was one of five cities nationwide selected to participate in the program.
90 percent of Americans think Medicaid is important to our health care system and the benefits reach far and wide. That is, once they understand it.
Mapping out equitable care
See how Providence St. Joseph Health invests in communities to improve the health of those covered by Medicaid and vulnerable populations...
Medicaid Myth or Fact?
Test your knowledge of Medicaid. How much do you know about its role in the lives of your friends, neighbors and loved ones? Take our quiz and find out.
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...
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.
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...
Medicaid Matters: John's story
Before John’s illness, I didn’t know that Medicare does not cover long-term care, and that many facilities don’t want to take Medicaid...
Medicaid Matters: Laura's story
Laura has worked hard her whole life but couldn’t afford cancer treatments – until Medicaid came to her rescue...
Medicaid Matters: Sue's story
After Montana broadened eligibility for Medicaid to more people, Sue was eligible but reluctant to apply. She wanted to pay her way and was afraid of being treated “like a second-class citizen.”
Medicaid Matters: Harold's story