Mission and values

Our tradition of caring

Hear from our own caregivers about living the Providence Mission and core values.

Our caregivers embody the Providence Mission

People new to Providence are sometimes in awe of how mission-driven we are. It’s at the forefront of everything we do and all we are. Caregivers choose to work at Providence in order to fulfill their personal calling and do work that matters to them.

About us

“Know me, care for me, ease my way”

Our Promise to care for all is steeped in tradition

When the Sisters arrived in the Pacific Northwest in 1856, they came to answer a call for help from a new pioneer community. They found many communities in need of service, and so with dedication to the Mission and collaboration with like-minded partners, their ministry grew to what is now a seven-state health system.

We continue the tradition of caring that the Sisters of Providence began more than 160 years ago.

How we began

Our Promise

“Know me, care for me, ease my way.”

Our Mission

As expressions of God’s healing love, witnessed through the ministry of Jesus, we are steadfast in serving all, especially those who are poor and vulnerable.

Our Vision

Health for a Better World

Caregiver voices

Hear what the Providence Mission means to our caregivers firsthand.

Our Values


We reach out to those in need and offer comfort as Jesus did. We nurture the spiritual, emotional and physical well-being of one another and those we serve. Through our healing presence, we accompany those who suffer.


We value, 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.


We foster a culture that promotes unity and reconciliation. We strive to care wisely for our people, our resources and our earth. We stand in solidarity with the most vulnerable, working to remove the causes of oppression and promoting justice for all.


We set the highest standards for ourselves and our ministries. Through transformation and innovation, we strive to improve the health and quality of life in our communities. We commit to compassionate, safe and reliable practices for the care of all.


We hold ourselves accountable to do the right things for the right reasons. We speak the truth with courage and respect. We pursue authenticity with humility and simplicity.

Related content: See our advocacy and social responsibility page for more information about how we’re living the Mission, including community partnerships.