Providence is embarking on an innovative approach to best serve the healthcare needs of the community. Over the course of the next several years, we will transform the hospital campus into an integrated “Health Village” to encompass more than traditional healthcare services.
The health village, in concert with our existing hospital based services, will serve as an integrated, multi-use campus that meets the area’s needs through a more holistic approach: addressing health, environmental and social needs as healthcare continues to evolve and the population changes. As the future of healthcare is now centered in the community, we are developing this new approach to provide care for residents that’s personalized and meaningful to them as individuals.
“We have begun to see the impact of a changing healthcare landscape both locally and nationally. That’s why we engaged in thoughtful discussions to explore how Providence can best contribute to meeting the variety of health needs of our community in a sustainable way,” said Darcy K. Burthay, President and CEO of Providence. “With a continued commitment to our mission and recognizing the gaps in services, we considered the current and future availability of health services in the region in the context of significant income and health disparities, along with continued economic pressures from payers and ongoing uncertainty related to healthcare reform.”
Providence will remain dedicated to serving all with special attention to persons living in poverty and those most vulnerable.
Providence and the Daughters of Charity have served residents of Washington, D.C., for more than 150 years, with a legacy that dates back to the presidency of Abraham Lincoln. Throughout the years, Providence has adapted to the changing needs of the community. The transformation to this Health Village concept is a continuation of that legacy and our commitment to serving others where and how we are most needed.