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Providence History, Mission, Values

Providence Hospital, a 364-bed teaching hospital, located in Southfield, Michigan, traces its roots in the community to 1845 when the Daughters of Charity established its predecessor, St. Vincent’s Hospital, in Detroit. During that 156-year history, thousands of people have benefited from the compassionate, caring tradition that became the hallmark of Providence.

The Hospital moved from Detroit to Southfield in 1965.  In addition to the main Hospital, the Providence network now offers outpatient care at more than 25 primary care and specialty care centers.

Providence Hospital is a member of St. John Providence Health System (SJPHS), a growing network of community-based health care services that provides comprehensive prevention, primary care and treatment programs.  SJPHS includes over 20,000 employees, 3,200 physicians, 175 medical offices and 10 hospitals in six counties. 

In 1999 the Daughters of Charity and the Sisters of St. Joseph, sponsors of Providence and SJPHS, respectively, formed a new, collaborative health ministry called Ascension Health.  That collaboration paved the way for the partnership between Providence and SJPHS.  St. John Providence Health System, including Providence, is part of the Great Lakes Region of Ascension Health.

Mission, Vision and Values

St. John Providence Health System, as a Catholic health ministry, is committed to providing spiritually centered, holistic care, which sustains and improves the health of individuals in the communities we serve, with special attention to the poor and vulnerable.

We are called to:

  • Service of the Poor: Generosity of spirit, especially for persons most in need.
  • Reverence: Respect and compassion for the dignity and diversity of life.
  • Integrity: Inspiring trust through personal leadership.
  • Wisdom: Integrating excellence and stewardship.
  • Creativity: Courageous innovation.
  • Dedication: Affirming the hope and joy of our ministry.


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Providence Hospital

16001 W. 9 Mile Rd. - Map
Southfield, MI 48075


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