Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center & Children’s Hospital in Spokane,
Washington, has been a national leader in keeping pace with changing
health care needs and the rapid development of medical technology. Its
success has contributed to the health of patients as well as to the economic
health of the Inland Northwest region.
Providence Sacred Heart’s story began in 1886, when the Sisters of Providence
first set foot in Spokane. The Sisters established dozens of hospitals, schools,
orphanages and care centers in the West to care for the sick, poor, elderly
and homeless. Providence Sacred Heart continues to serve the needs of the
community by providing an ever-expanding range of services. In 2004, the
medical center completed a $94 million expansion that included a new, stateof-
the-art surgery center, women’s center and neonatal intensive care unit.
Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center & Children’s Hospital is part of
Providence Health & Services, a not-for-profit network of hospitals, clinics,
physicians and affiliated services in Alaska, California, Montana, Oregon and
Washington. Providence operates five hospitals in eastern Washington and
22 others in the West.
About the Area
The city of Spokane is home to more than 195,000 residents. In all, there are nearly
500,000 residents in the metropolitan area. Spokane is located in the heart of the Inland
Northwest and serves as a shopping, entertainment and medical hub for an area that
includes eastern Washington, eastern Oregon, northern Idaho, western Montana, and
southern portions of Alberta and British Columbia. The Spokane River runs through the
city, with dramatic falls in west downtown.
Spokane hosted the first environmentally themed World’s Fair, Expo 1974, becoming
the then-smallest city to ever host a World’s Fair. This event transformed Spokane’s
downtown by reinventing the urban core. Many of the structures built for the World’s
Fair are still in use. The United States Pavilion sits next to an IMAX theater, and the
Washington State Pavilion is now the INB Performing Arts Center. The Expo site itself
became the 100-acre Riverfront Park.
Spokane has a well-developed public and private school system and is home to many
higher education institutions, including private universities Gonzaga and Whitworth.
Spokane is also an outdoor-lover’s paradise, with downhill and cross-country skiing,
white-water rafting, camping areas, hiking trails, numerous lakes and the Centennial
Trail all close by.
Programs and Services
The Birth Place is a 48-bed unit offering
family-centered maternity care in private,
spacious rooms. With skilled staff, an
antepartum unit, OB hospitalists and
maternal-fetal specialists, Providence Sacred
Heart is well equipped to care for mothers
in high-risk pregnancies.
Providence Regional Cancer Center
A partnership of Providence Sacred Heart
Medical Center and Providence Holy Family
Hospital, the cancer center offers some of the
best, most comprehensive cancer services in
the Inland Northwest. It is recognized as a
Center of Cancer Excellence by the American
College of Surgeons.
Providence Sacred Heart performs more
cardiovascular procedures than any other
hospital in Washington, and is the regional
leader for robotic-assisted surgery. Dedicated
heart surgery suites have the latest technology
to support the exceptional skills of our heart
More than 120 physicians representing 28 pediatric
subspecialties treat medical and surgical needs.
The Children’s Hospital offers the area’s only
comprehensive cardiac, intensive care, psychiatric
and oncology programs for children, as well as
specialized pediatric emergency/trauma care.
Providence Sacred Heart is the region’s only Level
II trauma center, with services coordinated by an
on-staff trauma surgeon.
Neuroscience and Spine Center
Our center is the most comprehensive
neuroscience facility in the Inland Northwest,
with an extensive medical team utilizing the most
advanced technologies and treatments. Providence
Sacred Heart was one of the first hospitals to
achieve status as a Primary Stroke Center by The
Providence Sacred Heart offers an extensive range
of specialized services, including heart and kidney
transplants, psychiatric care and radiology services.
• Patient Safety Excellence Award (2004-2010)
• Cardiac Surgery Excellence Award: No. 1 in Washington state, top 10% in nation (2010)
• Ranked No. 2 in Washington state for Overall Cardiac Services (2010)
• 5-Star Valve Replacement Surgery (2009-2010)
• 5-Star Treatment of Heart Attack (2003-2010)
• 5-Star Spine Surgery (2007-2010)
Consumer Choice Award, National Research
Corp (10 consecutive years)
Statistics of Interest
Medical staff members: 900
Licensed beds: 644
Annual (2009 data):
Emergency department visits: 48,429
For more information about physician
opportunities with Providence
Health & Services, please contact:
Providence Physician Services and Development
101 West Eighth Avenue • Spokane, Washington 99204 • www.shmc.org