Giving Back to Our Communities

June 01, 2013

Providence Health & Services, Southern California, gives back to our communities in a variety of ways. “This fulfills our mission to offer special care and concern for the poor and vulnerable, “ says Sister Colleen Settles, OP, DMin, chief mission integration officer.

“Each dollar has a story behind it. Each dollar touches a person somehow,” she says. “These dollars help people heal, knowing that unpaid medical bills will not bankrupt their future.”

Here’s a look at how those dollars helped others heal in 2012:

$44.8 million

The amount spent in charity care – financial assistance for the poor and vulnerable who cannot pay all or part of their bills because of their economic status.

$27.9 million

The amount spent on programs (such as mobile health vans, classes, health fairs and support groups) that take healthcare into the community.

$93.9 million

The amount spent to close the gap between what Medi-Cal pays and what healthcare actually costs.

166.6 million

The total community benefit provided in 2012 to Valley and South Bay residents.