Providence Health and Services
Providence Health & Services 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 eight communities – Anchorage, Cordova, Eagle River, Kodiak Island, Mat-Su, Seward, Soldotna and Valdez. Providence is the state's largest private employer with more than 4,000 employees across Alaska. In partnership with physicians and health care providers throughout the state, we provide a lifetime of care for Alaskans of all ages.
Karen Nickoli is a playful 10-year-old from Russian Mission, a small Yup’ik village near Bethel. She woke up with a fever one day and found out she had cancer the next.
Providence houses the only children’s hospital in the state so Karen would be staying in Anchorage for her care. Scared and far from home, Karen and her mom could hardly wait for the rest of their family to join them.