Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
Diversity makes us stronger
At Providence, we celebrate our differences.
We’re shaping an inclusive workforce built on diversity, respect, dignity and teamwork. A place where everyone belongs.
Committed to change
We recognize the need for systemic radical change and diversity is central to building an equitable and inclusive workplace. We are building new processes and policies to drive change.
Actively listening and learning
Caregivers are encouraged to have meaningful conversations with each other and leadership. Sharing different viewpoints helps us expand our understanding and reform our approach.
Building an inclusive workforce
We celebrate individual experiences, culture and perspectives, and foster an inclusive workplace with a zero-tolerance policy for behavior that perpetuates bias or stereotypes.
We prioritize diversity and inclusion every day.
“Providence is committed to building and maintaining an inclusive, diverse and equitable culture where everyone is valued and feels they belong.”
- Karen Ashley, VP, Chief DEI Officer at Providence
Working toward health equity for all
We believe health is a human right. Every person deserves the chance to live their healthiest life. But we recognize that long-standing inequities and systemic injustices exist in the world. This has led to health disparities among communities that have been marginalized because of their race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, age, ability, religion or socioeconomic status.
Here’s how we’re working toward health equity for all .
At Providence, we recognize that long-standing inequities have led to health disparities.
We are investing $50 million over five years to support health equity. This is just the beginning.
We’ve served nearly half a million individuals over the past year from marginalized communities.
“In today’s diverse and dynamic world, DEI is a smart business imperative for any major employer. But at the Providence family of organizations, it goes far deeper. As our value of dignity so poignantly reminds us: We encourage and celebrate the gifts in one another. We respect the inherent dignity and worth of every individual. We recognize each interaction as a sacred encounter. ”
- Rod Hochman, President and CEO of Providence
We offer many Caregiver Resource Groups and caregivers systemwide are taking action on a personal and/or regional level to drive change.
The Providence Southern California DEI Council urgently aims to raise individual and collective awareness on the topics of marginalization, discrimination and social issues, committing to over 1,000+ hours of time invested, 20 goals and 10 metrics, 40 events and 300+ communications.
Providence Institute for a Healthier Community empowers caregivers with things like financial stability and upskilling tools, as well as DEI skills training. It has dedicated local leadership tasked with bringing tangible equity to Northern Puget Sound caregivers.
Find your ideal location to live and work
Across our family of organizations, 120,000 caregivers provide a comprehensive range of health and social services in Alaska, California, Montana, New Mexico, Oregon, Texas and Washington, with 52 hospitals and over 1,000 clinics. With so many locations to choose from, you can live and work in the place that’s just right for you.