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Submitted by Providence

Providence Swedish, part of the Providence family of organizations, is pleased to announce the completion of the construction of additional patient space and upgrades to technology at Providence St. Peter Hospital in December.

The details:

  • 51 new beds to provide a better healing environment for those in need.
    • 42 new beds for observation patients and extended hospital stay outpatients located on the second floor. The first 21 beds will begin admitting patients Monday, December 12.
    • 9 new beds were added to support procedural patients.
  • Adding the latest technology for two of our Cardiac Cath Labs for heart catheterization procedures.
  • Three new Computerized Tomography (CT scanners) located at St. Peter and Centralia Hospitals.
  • A new outpatient Physical and Speech Therapy office has opened in Lacey to allow future hospital inpatient bed expansion.

“We are responding to the growth of our community and will continue to serve as the leading health provider in South Puget Sound. We appreciate the trust our patients have given us,” said Providence Swedish South Puget Sound Chief Executive Darin Goss. “We are compelled to meet the needs of all who come to us for care. As a nonprofit hospital, our focus is on reinvesting in our ability to improve the health of communities,” said Goss. “Adding staffing and capacity – and investing in our community remains a top priority, made even more necessary by the complicated issues we are facing today.”

“Providence Swedish understands the physical environment plays a critical role in our patient and caregiver experience. Creating state-of-the-art care spaces is part of delivering exceptional care in Olympia,” said R. Guy Hudson, M.D., MBA, chief executive of Providence North Division. We are grateful to those who have trusted us with their health and for our team of health professionals who see their role as much more than career, but as a calling to serve.”

Projects of this scale require significant capital investment from our Providence family, and we are grateful to our Foundation donors who will help make this vision a reality. Philanthropy is essential to the ability to expand key programs to meet current and future needs.

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