Community Benefits

A Comprehensive Community Health Needs Assessment (CHNA) provides the general public and policy leaders with data and information on the local health status of the communities we serve and existing resources to address health issues.  The following documents summarize the most recent CHNA reports conducted with collaborating partners.

Providence Hospital
2015-16 Community Health Needs Assessment Report
Community Health Needs Assessment, 2013

The CHNA uses a community-driven approach that supports the hospital in planning and carrying out community-based programming to more effectively handle the health needs of underserved and vulnerable populations.

The in-depth report will help the hospital and community partners make decisions about the future of healthcare and prevention in their areas by identifying how their communities compare to the state on many dimensions of health. The findings point out several major health issues facing our communities, including levels of obesity, access to health care, and mental health.

The CHNA reports for each hospital are available at no expense.  To save files to your computer, right click the file name and choose “save target as” or “save link as”. You may also print a hard copy.  Paper copies of the report are also available at the Hospital upon request.  Requests should be made by calling Administration at 251-266-1600.

CARE Program

Providence Hospital’s CARE Program aims to improve access to medical care for individuals who are experiencing financial hardship. Providence CARE Counselors work diligently to enroll qualified applicants in financial assistance programs and connect applicants with needed community resources.

To contact a Providence CARE Counselor, call 251-266-1540 and leave a callback number.

Providence Hospital “Breast Friends”

Meets the second Friday of every month at 12 noon in the Moore Conference Room. The Moore Conference Room is located in the cafeteria. Call Robi Jones for more information, 251-266-2852.

Diabetes Education Program

Classes meet in the Diabetes Center, Suite D-436 in the Providence Medical Office Plaza. Call 251-266-1987 for more information.

Childbirth Preparation

Providence Hospital is pleased to offer a variety of classes on childbirth issues.  All classes are located in Conference Room I (located just inside the main lobby doors of the hospital beside the Gift Shop) unless otherwise specified. To register for classes or for more information, you may call 251-266-1097, or email.

Click here for more information on Childbirth Preparation or Breastfeeding classes.

Continuing Education Programs

Providence Hospital is pleased to offer a variety of continuing educational opportunities to nurses and other licensed health professionals. For a list of upcoming programs, you may call our Education Department Information line at 251-266-1097.

Continuing Medical Education

Providence Hospital is a certified provider of continuing medical education for physicians. For a listing of upcoming programs, please call Medical Services at 251-266-1385.

For more information about community educational services, please contact Providence Hospital’s Education Department at 251-266-1097.

Outreach Services

Since its beginning more than 150 years ago, Providence has been an integral part of the communities it serves.

We are very proud of several ongoing activities, including the following:

  • Outreach to Hurricane Katrina victims, with special emphasis on needs in Bayou La Batre
  • Community Health Screenings, in schools, senior centers, adult congregate facilities, migrant worker camps and other areas, which have touched more than 25,000 individuals
  • A Senior Services Center, combined with a Boys and Girls Club, which was built with hospital funds and grant funds secured by the hospital to meet the needs of residents in Mobile Terrace and Hillsdale Heights

For more information on our outreach activities, contact Outreach Services at 251-544-4480.

Senior Spirit

Senior Spirit“Aging is an attitude.” That is the motto of “SENIORSpirit!,” Providence Hospital’s senior membership program open to all persons age 55 or better. This free program offers benefits, educational programs and discounts, focusing on health-related issues.

Today’s seniors are more active than ever before. People are living longer, staying healthier and doing more. We want to help our members enjoy an active lifestyle. Thus, education is the focus of the SENIORSpirit! program. Members can participate in a monthly health educational series featuring local physicians and other clinical experts. SENIORSpirit! members also have access to financial management classes and seminars taught by experts in money matters and estate planning.Aging is An Attitude

Members in SENIORSpirit! get special rates and discounts for Providence services, including the adult wellness program at Providence Rehabilitation and Wellness Center, the hospital cafeteria and CareLink®, an emergency alert/response system. Other benefits include a courtesy gift and guest meal tickets during hospital stays, a pharmacy discount card and access to health screenings and community discounts.

Signing up for SENIORSpirit! is as easy as calling 1-877-416-1620, toll-free.