Providence has been a beacon for hope, change and innovation, starting from its roots as the first hospital in the District. Providence is again at the forefront of change, leading the way in transforming models of care, placing more emphasis on building healthier communities through offering services in prevention, wellness care and chronic disease management.
Services Offered at Providence
- Providence Urgent Care Center now open seven days a week: 8am to 10pm on weekdays and 8am to 3pm on weekends
- Primary care – Click here to schedule your appointment
- Perry Family Health Center – Click here to schedule your appointment
- Diabetes education services
- Outpatient behavioral health
- Skilled nursing facility Carroll Manor
- My Health GPS – Care coordination for Medicaid beneficiaries
- Care for police officers and firefighters
Here are 4 important things to keep in mind to help you limit your potential exposure to Novel Coronavirus, also known as COVID-19:
- What is COVID-19? COVID-19 is a virus that causes mild cold-like symptoms in the majority of patients, but could lead to more serious illness including pneumonia in elderly individuals and those who have chronic medical conditions. Thus, elderly individuals and patients with chronic medical conditions should take greater precautions to avoid exposure.
- What precautions should you take? Everyone is encouraged to take precautions to avoid being exposed to COVID-19 – regardless of age or precondition. Stay away from crowds and others who are sick, wash your hands often and for about 20 seconds, and avoid touching your face. It’s also a good idea to clean and disinfect surfaces you touch.
- What should you do if you think you have cold-like symptoms? If you develop cold-like symptoms, stay home, rest, and avoid exposing others until you feel better. Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue and throw the tissue away. Call your doctor if your symptoms worsen or you develop shortness of breath.
- What should you do if you have traveled recently? Be sure to call your doctor if you have traveled to a country with widespread COVID-19 within the last two weeks and have symptoms of fever, cough or shortness of breath. Call ahead and let a healthcare provider know your symptoms and travel history before you visit a doctor’s office or emergency room, so we can help keep everyone safe from any potential spread.
Providence Health System is working to keep our community healthy during this time and prevent further infection, while also offering options for easier access to care. Contact your Providence doctor with questions. For ongoing updates visit the Centers for Disease Control’s Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Situation Summary website.
Our Vision for the Transformation of Providence
As I step into this new role, it is a privilege to bring my experiences and passion for enabling people to be healthy and well to this innovative work in the District. The movement towards new and more impactful approaches to the overall well-being of communities is a national trend. In this role, I will lead Ascension in creating healthy villages across the nation. I look forward to building a team that will expand our relationships with those we serve as well as with future partners.
To enhance and deliver on our promise of compassionate, personalized care, we must redefine health as “health beyond healthcare,” and address the social determinants that significantly impact people’s health in a particular community. It is our job to ensure we are aligning with the District’s changing healthcare needs to support the health and vitality of our communities.
We understand that creating healthy communities requires a systemic, collaborative approach. Providence is outlining a strategic road map and looking for partners to join us in creatively thinking of ways to transform Providence. We are looking forward to partnering with organizations who want to join us on this journey of collaboration and delivering care for the good of the community.
There is great work ahead of us and I am excited that Providence is taking a leadership role in providing care that truly meets our community needs.
Senior Vice President and Chief Community Impact Officer, Ascension
Providence has served the District of Columbia for more than 150 years. In addition to providing care through its skilled nursing facility, Carroll Manor, and primary care related services, which includes geriatrics, and behavioral health, Providence is transforming to a new healthcare delivery model that re-envisions how we deliver care to meet the community’s health needs and can best contribute to building healthier communities.
Promoting health and wellness for the geriatric community
Transforming healthcare to align with the needs of our communities. Supporting and expanding compassionate, personalized healthcare based on our Aging in Place model. Delivering on our promise of “health beyond healthcare.”
Tamarah Duperval-Brownlee, MD, MPH, MBA
President and Chief Executive Officer, Providence Health System
Senior Vice President and Chief Community Impact Officer, Ascension
In her role as Chief Community Impact Officer, Dr. Tamarah Duperval-Brownlee provides direct oversight for the development and implementation of strategies and performance to transform communities within Ascension markets, including the Providence Healthy Village, which socially integrates healthcare and non-healthcare partners to optimize the physical, mental, and financial health and well-being of a defined community. Her previous role was Vice President, Care Excellence for Ascension Healthcare, where she directed the creation and implementation of the strategy to advance health equity for Ascension, including efforts of accelerating safety and quality improvement, building healthy communities, and identifying and eliminating disparities in healthcare outcomes. Prior to joining Ascension, Dr. Duperval-Brownlee was the Chief Medical Officer and CEO of Clinical Operations for a large federally qualified health center in Austin, Texas. For over a decade before her work in Texas, Dr. Brownlee was Chief Medical Officer for the University of Illinois-Mile Square Health Center and Assistant Professor of Clinical Family Medicine at the University of Illinois, where she led clinical operations and built programs to address health disparities in the areas of cardiovascular health, diabetes, and obstetrical care. Dr. Duperval-Brownlee has a Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering from Northwestern University and earned her Doctor of Medicine from the University of Illinois at Chicago College of Medicine. Upon completing residency in Family Medicine in Illinois, she earned a Master’s Degree in public health from the Harvard School of Public Health and later an Executive MBA from the University of Tennessee at Knoxville. She is also a graduate of the Commonwealth Fund Harvard University Fellowship in Minority Health at Harvard University.
Latriece Prince-Wheeler, MBA
Executive Director, Providence Health System
Latriece Prince-Wheeler serves as Executive Director for Providence Health System and is based full time at Providence in Washington, D.C. In this role, she oversees and direct the daily operations, initiatives and programs for the transformed Providence campus. She also supports management of clinical service lines and strategy implementation. Most recently, Prince-Wheeler served as the Chief Operating Officer and Associate Director for Support Services at the Corporal Michael J. Crescenz VA Medical Center in Philadelphia. In this role, she provided operational oversight to ancillary and support departments, business intelligence, and process improvement. Previously, she spent seven years in Washington, D.C., serving in various leadership positions within the Department of Veterans Affairs, including Chief of Staff for the Office of Management, Chief Administrative Officer, and Special Advisor to the Secretary of Veterans Affairs. Prince-Wheeler is a native of Cleveland. She completed her Bachelor of Science degree in exercise science from Michigan State University, East Lansing, and a Master of Business Administration from Cleveland State University. She is a member of the American College of Healthcare Executives and the National Association of Health Services Executives.
We have been connecting with the community, including neighborhood residents and leaders, elected officials, the Catholic community, federally qualified health centers, etc. via interviews and will continue with additional meetings and outreach. Our goal is to present our broad vision, describe steps taken-to-date and solicit ideas from the community. Through our discussions, we are hopeful to find like-minded organizations who share our passions and vision, who we can partner with to improve the health and wellness of District residents. The results of these interviews will inform our developing thought process relative to our transformational plans. If you are interested in becoming a partner, please send us a message at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Why is Providence transforming its services?
Our exciting new journey is being guided by changes in how people we serve want to access healthcare. The District’s recent Community Health Needs Assessment and the DC Health Systems Plan found that the top health concerns of area residents included: managing chronic disease, caring for an aging population, and increasing access to mental and behavioral health services. Since these top health concerns are most effectively addressed in an outpatient setting, Providence is re-investing and redeploying its resources from hospital-based care to primary, and community-based services.
This transition will allow us to provide healthcare in a new way that best serves the needs of our community with a stronger focus on prevention and wellness.
What is a healthy village?
A healthy village is the creation of a community resource that socially integrates healthcare and non-healthcare partners to optimize the physical, mental and financial health and well-being of a defined community. This innovative approach looks at the whole person, supporting them from every angle to ensure overall wellbeing.
How will you provide healthcare in this new way?
Providence will continue to work with community members and leaders, elected officials, the DC Hospital Association, other healthcare institutions and new partners through this important transformation. This process will beneﬁt from the direct involvement of local and national thought leaders at the forefront of population health strategies. We have committed to support this important work by investing upwards of $30 million. As Providence defines more detailed processes, we look forward to sharing and providing updates, timelines and information.