Latest stories from Southwest Washington

Helping hundreds of homeless each day in downtown Olympia

Those who are homeless often struggle tremendously to find resources to basic necessities, such as food, shelter and health care. Many community organizations offer various resources as stand-alone programs – for example ....
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Encouraging conversations about end-of-life care

Providence trained 30 volunteers to become Community First Step Advance Care Planning Facilitators ....
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Four-legged support for victims of trauma

Getting up on the witness stand in court can be a scary experience for anyone, especially a child who is facing his or her abuser. Thankfully Astro is there, wagging his tail, to calm kids in the courthouse as they tell the judge and jury about the terrible things that have happened to them ....
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How we discover the needs of our communities

We collaborate with many partners to identify the greatest areas of need through community health needs assessments. Then our solutions are reflected in community health improvement plans. View all ››

About Providence Health & Services in Southwest Washington

Providence Health & Services in southwest Washington touches more lives in Thurston, Mason, Lewis, Grays Harbor and Pacific counties than any other health care provider. Our ministries include Providence St. Peter Hospital, a 390-bed regional teaching hospital in Olympia, and Providence Centralia Hospital, a 128-bed community hospital. Providence Medical Group operates 27 primary and specialty care clinics in 33 locations in the region, with more than 200 providers.