As part of our seven-state footprint, the Providence family of organizations serves the Pacific Northwest, all the way from the picturesque Cascades in Washington state to the beaches along the Oregon coast. Offering diverse and vibrant cultures, milder climates and technology hubs, Washington and Oregon are great places to live and work, and here’s why:
Providence in Washington
Providence is the largest health care employer in Washington state, with hospitals, extended care facilities and clinics nationally recognized for medical excellence.
Washington has something to offer everyone. Just about any outdoor activity imaginable is easily accessible. Not to mention the local festivals, wineries, fine dining, art, theatre and shopping. From river valleys and mountain tops to rainforests and glaciers, Washington offers a world of adventure. As home to some of the country’s leading businesses, Washington is also rich in innovation and opportunity.
Why RN Jared loves Edmonds
Registered Nurse Jared works with us in Edmonds, Washington, which is located less than 20 miles north of Seattle. Jared grew up in Edmonds and loves it so much he chose to return after he did some traveling in his young adulthood. Says Jared, “When I was ready to put down some roots, I wanted to come back home.”
For people who may not be familiar with the area, Jared says Edmonds has many benefits. He’s drawn to the diverse community where different ethnicities, lifestyles and ideas come together. Jared says, “The community makes me want to stay here.”
Jared also loves the many opportunities for outdoor recreation. He says, “Edmonds is outside the cities of Seattle and Everett, but we have access to more or less all the same amenities. Depending on the day, it’s about a 20-minute drive to downtown Seattle, but from here, you have quicker access to the coast and the North Cascades. There are tons of outdoor things to do. For example, I like to hike, run, and do watersports like whitewater and pack rafting, and I’m getting into hardshell kayaking. Where I live gives me easy access to these things. Plus, the food’s good. I like it here.”
Jared adds one more excellent benefit to working at the Edmonds campus: “We have free parking here. You’ll always have a space, and it’s always free.”
Providence in Oregon
Proud to be one of the largest private employers in Oregon, Providence is well known for the excellent care we provide to our communities. Anchored by our Magnet medical centers, Providence makes up a network of nearly 150 hospitals, clinics and extended care facilities spanning the state.
If it’s work-life balance you seek, opportunities are endless in Oregon. Wander the rugged coastline beaches or venture inland where vineyards stretch across the countryside flanked by unique cities resting in the shadow of majestic Mt. Hood; in this geographically diverse state, life is good.
Why Assistant Nurse Manager Lisa loves Medford
Assistant Nurse Manager Lisa works with us in Medford, Oregon, which is located in Southern Oregon. Lisa lived in Southern California before moving to the Medford area about twenty years ago. She says at the time, she was surprised by the remoteness and wondered if she would ever adjust to the difference. Says Lisa, “Now that’s changed—that was two decades ago. It has grown up so much. The community here is amazing. I can text all my neighbors, ‘Do you have butter? Can I borrow this? Are you guys using your kayaks this weekend?’ It’s really family and community centered. I have the best neighbors. We just love each other.”
Like Jared in Washington, Lisa’s drawn to the outdoor recreational opportunities near Medford. “If you love the outdoors, you’ll love it here,” says Lisa. “All the lakes and rivers—it’s amazing. You can go fishing and kayaking. Paddleboarding is my new obsession. If you like to run, there are a ton of races. It’s a beautiful place to live.”
One thing that Lisa admits about Oregon winters is that there’s not as much sun so people aren’t as sun-kissed as the people were in California. But that’s okay with Lisa; she jokes, “I’m a redhead, so it’s fine.”