AboutProvidence

About Us

Providence has a long history of serving Alaska, beginning when the Sisters of Providence first brought health care to Nome in 1902 during the Gold Rush. This pioneering spirit set the standard for modern health care in Alaska and formed the foundation for Providence's growth as the state's leading health care provider.

Today, Providence serves Alaskans in six communities - Anchorage, Eagle River, Kodiak Island, Mat-Su, Seward, and Valdez. Providence Alaska is the state's largest private employer with more than 4,000 full and part-time employees working for the organization statewide.

Leadership

Providence Alaska Executive Team

  • Preston Simmons, Senior Vice President and Chief Executive
  • Monica Anderson, Chief Mission Integration Officer
  • Amy Miller, Region Finance Director
  • Ella Goss, MSN, RN, Chief Executive, Providence Alaska Medical Center
  • Michael Bernstein, MD, Chief Medical Officer
  • James Reineke, RN, MSN, NE-BC, Chief Nursing Officer
  • Thomas Yetman, MD, Chief Executive, Providence Medical Group Alaska
  • Sheldon Fisher, Chief Strategy Officer
  • Suzanne Rudolph, CFRE, President, Providence Alaska Foundation

2019 Providence Alaska Region Board Members

  • Pamela Shirrell, RN, Chair
  • Christine (Potter) Kramer, DNP, Vice Chair
  • Stephanie Kesler, Secretary
  • Lisa D.H. Aquino, MHS
  • Sarah Barton
  • Tim Bateman, MD
  • Estrada Bernard, Jr., MD, FACS
  • Pat Branson
  • Doug Capra
  • Tim Escher
  • Joe N. Faulhaber
  • Scott Habberstad
  • Kathy Hurlburt, MD
  • T. Noah Laufer, MD
  • Donna Logan
  • Eli Powell, MD
  • Preston Simmons, DSC – ex officio member
  • Steve Smith, MD
  • Chris Swalling

Awards

2019

2015- 2018

  • American Nurses Credentialing Center Magnet Designation - 2018
  • Recognition from the American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Program (ACS NSQIP®) for achieving meritorious outcomes for surgical patient care - 2018
  • Certified Bariatric Center of Excellence in through the Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program (MBSAQIP) - 2018
  • 2018 Forbes' list of Best Employers in the following categories:
    • Best for new grads
    • Best for women
  • 2018 U.S. News & World Report best in Alaska for four specialties:
    • Gynecology
    • Nephrology
    • Orthopedics
    • Urology
  • Partner Recognition Award from Practice Greenhealth – 2017
  • Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design certification – 2017
  • American College of Cardiology’s National Cardiovascular Data Registry (NCDR) ACTION Registry Platinum Performance Achievement Award – 2017
  • American Heart Association and American Stroke Association Get With The Guidelines–Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award for stroke care, the Target: Stroke Elite Honor Roll – 2017
  • American College of Cardiology’s NCDR ACTION Registry–GWTG Platinum Performance Achievement Award – 2016
  • American College of Cardiology’s National Cardiovascular Data Registry (NCDR) ACTION Registry Platinum Performance Achievement Award – 2016
  • The International Board of Lactation Consultant Examiners (IBLCE) and International Lactation Consultant Association (ILCA) have recognized The Children’s Hospital at Providence for excellence in lactation care. – 2016
  • American Heart Association and American Stroke Association Get With The Guidelines–Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award – 2016
  • Comprehensive Pediatric Emergency Care Facility certification – 2016
  • The Vermont Oxford Network has named The Children’s Hospital at Providence a 2016 Center of Excellence in Education and Training – 2016
  • American College of Cardiology’s NCDR ACTION Registry–GWTG Platinum Performance Achievement Award – 2015