Catholic Healthcare Collaboration

The Catholic Healthcare Collaboration aims to provide more comprehensive solutions for members of the community with the greatest needs by combining expertise and efforts across different Catholic entities.


The principal purpose of the Catholic Healthcare Collaboration is to develop innovative and enduring collaborations and structures which will enhance our individual and shared ability to provide integrated, community-based physical/mental health care and other services to meet commonly identified, specific community health and housing needs as well as to promote community-based capacity building / skills development and to foster educational opportunities in diverse communities throughout Western Washington.

This collaboration will strategically strengthen our care giving partnerships and expand our capacity to provide appropriate, coordinated community-based services utilizing and maximizing the unique attributes, specializations and vision of each Collaboration partner. It will also call and enable us to raise our unified voices in the public square to advocate on behalf of those individual, families and communities we individually and collectively serve.

Our Collaboration Partners


The Archdiocese of Seattle

The Archdiocese of Seattle encompasses all of Western Washington, stretching from Canada to Oregon and from
the Cascade Mountains to the Pacific Ocean. There are 72 Catholic Schools, 174 parishes, missions and pastoral
centers in the archdiocese, with more than 500 weekly Masses celebrated in eight languages. Archbishop Paul D.
Etienne leads the archdiocese with his auxiliary bishops, Bishop Eusebio Elizondo and Bishop Frank Schuster.
For more information about the Archdiocese of Seattle, visit


PeaceHealth, based in Vancouver, Washington, is a not-for-profit Catholic health system offering care to
communities in Washington, Oregon and Alaska. PeaceHealth has more than 15,000 caregivers, a group practice
with more than 1,200 providers and 10 medical centers serving both urban and rural communities throughout the
Northwest. In 1890, the Sisters of St. Joseph of Peace founded what has become PeaceHealth. The Sisters shared
expertise and transferred wisdom from one medical center to another, always finding the best way to serve the
unmet need for healthcare in their communities. Today, PeaceHealth is the legacy of the founding Sisters and
continues with a spirit of respect, stewardship, collaboration and social justice in fulfilling its mission. Visit us
online at


Providence is a national, not-for-profit Catholic health system comprising a diverse family of organizations and
driven by a belief that health is a human right. With 52 hospitals, over 900 physician clinics, senior services,
supportive housing and many other health and educational services, the health system and its partners employ
nearly 120,000 caregivers serving communities across seven states —Alaska, California, Montana, New Mexico,
Oregon, Texas and Washington, with system offices in Renton, Washington, and Irvine, California. Learn about
our vision of health for a better world at

Virgina Mason Franciscan Health

Virginia Mason Franciscan Health is a world-class health system serving the Puget Sound region of Washington
state, offering access to some of the country’s most prestigious experts and hospitals that are internationally
recognized for superior quality. Our expansive system builds upon the strength of our more than 300 sites of
care, including 11 top-tier hospitals, 18,000 team members and 5,400 employed physicians, advance practice
providers (APPs) and community providers to improve the health of our communities. Together, we deliver
easily accessible, instantly responsive and digitally connected patient-centric care. Learn more at


As the first collaboration of its kind in Western Washington, the Catholic Healthcare Collaboration is a true blending of expertise across the healthcare and social services spectrum. The collaboration aims to:

  • develop innovative and enduring collaborations and structures.
  • enhance individual and shared ability to provide integrated, community-based physical/mental health care and other services.
  • meet commonly identified, specific community health and housing needs.
  • promote community-based capacity building, skills development and foster educational opportunities in diverse communities throughout Western Washington.
  • champion and support community wide health equity.

Current Projects

Community Health Worker (CHW) Model Expansion


Medical Respite