Sacred Heart Medical Center & Children’s Hospital

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
Birth Place
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.

Cardiac Services
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 surgeons.

Children's Hospital
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.

Emergency services
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 Joint Commission.

Other Services
Providence Sacred Heart offers an extensive range of specialized services, including heart and kidney transplants, psychiatric care and radiology services.


Special Recognition
From HealthGrades:
• 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
Employees: 4,000
Medical staff members: 900
Licensed beds: 644

Annual (2009 data):
Births: 2,936
Admissions: 31,313
Emergency department visits: 48,429

Contact Us
For more information about physician opportunities with Providence Health & Services, please contact:

Providence Physician Services and Development
psd@providence.org
866-504-8178

101 West Eighth Avenue • Spokane, Washington 99204 • www.shmc.org