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Sacred Heart adds ‘Providence’ to name

From staff reports

Sacred Heart Medical Center and its 10 sister hospitals and organizations in Eastern Washington are changing their names to acknowledge each is part of Providence Health & Services.

The rebranding simply inserts the word Providence as the first word at each facility – including Holy Family Hospital in north Spokane, Mount Carmel Hospital in Colville, and St. Joseph’s Hospital in Chewelah – and changes the logo.

Providence is a five-state network of hospitals.

Its Sacred Heart Medical Center in Spokane is a flagship property with construction plans that will make it the largest hospital in Washington, with about 790 beds.

Sharon Fairchild, a Providence vice president, said the organization has 8,447 employees in Eastern Washington. The rebranding, she said, is an effort to help patients and customers recognize the breadth of health care services provided by the nonprofit company based in Seattle. “We don’t think it has been as clear as it could have been,” Fairchild said.

Other Providence properties in Eastern Washington include Providence Associates Medical Laboratories, or PAML; Providence Physician Services; Providence DominiCare in Chewelah; Providence Adult Day Health; Providence Emilie Court Assisted Living; Providence VNA Home Health; and Providence St. Joseph Care Center & Transitional Care Unit.

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