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About Providence Health System

Providence is a 408-bed hospital in Washington, DC with an expert medical staff of more than 500 providers. Located near the Catholic University of America and Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception, our hospital is situated on a 36-acre campus within a vibrant suburban residential community. 

Access to the hospital is easy and safe, and parking is plentiful and free of charge. Providence is also easily accessible through the Community Physicians Network, comprised of 17 ambulatory care sites in Washington, D.C. and Maryland.

Providence is proud to be part Ascension, the nation’s largest Catholic nonprofit health system. Ascension has 2,500 sites of care across the country and leads the field in world-class medical staff, cutting-edge technology and quality patient care.

About Ascension

Ascension (www.ascension.org) is a faith-based healthcare organization dedicated to transformation through innovation across the continuum of care. As the largest non-profit health system in the U.S. and the world’s largest Catholic health system, Ascension is committed to delivering compassionate, personalized care to all, with special attention to persons living in poverty and those most vulnerable. In FY2016, Ascension provided more than $1.8 billion in care of persons living in poverty and other community benefit programs. Ascension includes approximately 150,000 associates and 36,000 aligned providers. Ascension’s Healthcare Division operates 2,500 sites of care – including 141 hospitals and more than 30 senior living facilities – in 24 states and the District of Columbia, while its Solutions Division provides a variety of services and solutions including physician practice management, venture capital investing, investment management, biomedical engineering, facilities management, clinical care management, information services, risk management, and contracting through Ascension’s own group purchasing organization.

A History of Distinction in Innovative Patient Care 

Founded in 1861, at the invitation of Abraham Lincoln, the Daughters of Charity began their service to District residents who were sick, poor and vulnerable. 

President Abraham Lincoln signed an Act of Congress to charter Providence Hospital, the longest continuously operating hospital in Washington, D.C. 

Providence established itself as a teaching hospital when other District hospitals were flooded with war wounded during the Civil War.  Providence is still a teaching hospital, offering three graduate medical teaching programs and serving as a rotational site for nursing and medical students and residents.

Providence Hospital has changed location three times since 1861.  Our current campus in northeast DC continues to grow and evolve to meet the needs of today’s healthcare consumers.

Providence’s Mission

Rooted in the loving ministry of Jesus as healer, we serve all persons with joy, care, and respect, giving special attention to persons who are poor and vulnerable. Our Catholic health ministry improves the health of individuals and of our community with compassion and justice.

Providing Centers of Excellence in Medicine

Providence Hospital is staffed by a diverse and talented group of medical professionals committed to the core values that shaped our original patient experience in 1861. 

We offer expert care in a variety of medical specialties, including:

Non-discrimination Policy

Providence Health System complies with applicable Federal civil rights laws and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, disability or sex. Providence Health System does not exclude people or treat them differently because of race, color, national origin, age, disability or sex. 

Providence Health System also provides free aids and services to people with disabilities to communicate effectively with us, such as qualified sign language interpreters and written information in other formats (large print, audio, accessible electronic formats and other formats). Providence Health System provides free language services to people whose primary language is not English, such as qualified interpreters and information written in other languages.

If you need these services, contact the Language Services Coordinator, Claudio Digruttola at (202) 854-3675 between 7:00 am-5:00 pm. Between 5:00 pm–7:00 am, please contact the nursing supervisor at (202) 854-2163.

For More Information about Physician Specialists

To find a physician specialist, please call Providence Hospital’s Physician Referral Service at 1-855-823-WELL (9355) or uses our Find a Physician search

Main hospital Phone: (202) 854 7000

Providence Hospital, 1150 Varnum Street, N.E. Washington, DC 20017 2180