Providence Health System envisions a walkable, multiuse health village.

Rendering courtesy of Providence Health System

Amid a changing health care landscape and community needs, Providence Health System in Washington, D.C., has proposed a plan that would transform the hospital’s campus into a health village. According to Hospital & Health Networks, the village would provide integrated health care services and more at one site.   

The health village would be a walkable, multiuse area that would provide both health and non-health services on the campus of Providence, which is part of Ascension, the nation's largest nonprofit and the world's largest Catholic health system.

There is no firm timetable to develop the health village, but elements could include a range of traditional health care services as well as others not as directly tied to health care.