The West Pavilion at Providence St. Vincent Medical Center is being renamed the Phil and Penny Knight Pavilion, in recognition of the gifts the NIKE co-founder and his wife have given Providence Heart Institute over the years. The gifts allowed the Providence Heart Institute to become the largest program offering the most cardiac services between Seattle and San Francisco.

The Knights are longtime supporters of Providence, with an initial $25 million gift in 2014 that was matched by other donors to complete a $50 million campaign. In 2019 the Knights gifted an additional $75 million. This gift – one of the largest ever made to a community hospital– was a catalyst for Providence Heart Institute to move forward with opening a heart transplant program in July 2020. In a little over a year, 21 patients have received heart transplants and the program received CMS certification.

In addition to the transplant program, gifts from the Knights and other donors have allowed Providence Heart Institute to focus on three centers of activity to support health and innovation:

• Clinical care

• Prevention and wellness

• Research and innovation