Patients and Visitors

Whether you're a patient or a visitor, it is our goal to make your time spent at Providence St. Peter Hospital as easy and stress-free as possible.

People with colds or infections should not visit patients staying in the hospital. The hospital has a no-tobacco policy that includes patients, staff and visitors. All visiting children must be accompanied by an adult. 

Medical-Surgical Units 
  • Visiting hours are 11 a.m.-8:30 p.m. 
  • No more than two visitors at a time. 
  • Children under age seven may visit with permission of the nurse. 
  • Visitors should not bring food without the nurse’s permission. 
Family Birth Center 
  • Visiting hours are 11 a.m.-8:30 p.m. 
  • The Family Birth Center has a quiet time between 2 p.m.-4 p.m. every day. The Postpartum Unit is closed to visitors during this time. 
Critical Care
  • Immediate family and significant others can visit. No children under age 14. Check with your nurse if this is a problem. 
  • Visitors should limit their stay to ten minutes per hour.  
Regional Cancer System 
  • Visiting hours are restricted only by the patient’s condition and patient or family requests. 
Pediatric (children's) unit
  • Visits welcome from 11 a.m.-8:30 p.m. 
Psychiatry
  • Visiting hours are 6 p.m.-7 p.m. Monday-Saturday, 4 p.m.-7 p.m. Sundays and holidays. 
Surgery
  • Visitors are welcome before and after surgery. Family members wanting to speak to the surgeon after an operation should stay in the surgery waiting area. 

You have two shops to choose from to order flowers, balloons or gifts for patients at Providence St. Peter Hospital:

Providence Corner Gift Shop

St. Peter Hospital lobby
Phone: 360-493-7308
Hours: Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. 
Saturdays, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. 
Closed on Sunday and major holidays 

Lullabies Gift Shop

St. Peter Hospital - Lower Level
Phone: 360-493-5197
Hours: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday & Friday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Thursday, 11 a.m.-4 p.m.
Closed on major holidays 

Lactation equipment and accessories

Lullabies is the only rental station of its kind in Thurston, Mason, Lewis and Grays Harbor Counties, with breast pumps available for rent or purchase. The shop focuses on comfort items for mom and baby, such as foot, back and head massagers, cozy slippers and warm, fuzzy socks. Providence Corner in main lobby rents pumps during Lullabies non-business hours.  Call 360-493-4591 for questions about breast pump rentals. 

Visitors are welcome to use the cafeteria on the hospital’s second floor. Visitors can also join a patient for a meal in the patient's room if they purchase a guest ticket in advance from the cafeteria. The cafeteria is open from 6:30 a.m.-8 p.m. Hot food is available at the following times: 

  • Breakfast: 6:30-9:30 a.m. 
  • Lunch: 10:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. 
  • Dinner: 4-8 p.m. 

Starbucks coffee is located on the first floor in the main lobby. 

The Patient Advisory Council is an experienced, diverse group of patients and families who serve as consultants for the health care providers and administrators at Providence St. Peter Hospital and Providence Centralia Hospital.

The council provides ongoing feedback on the policies and practices that shape patient care and serves as an essential link between Providence leadership and the community. As advocates for the needs of patients and their families, the Patient Advisory Council promotes better understanding and communication between health care providers and the people they serve.

Should I be an advisor?

A strong candidate for a Patient Advisory Council position is:

  • Responsible and dependable
  • An active listener
  • Compassionate and respectful
  • Able to work at least two hours per month
  • Committed to a two-year term 
Benefits enjoyed by council members include:
  • The opportunity to positively influence others’ patient care experiences
  • Free parking, 10 percent discount in the gift shops, free flu shot and cafeteria discount
What will I be doing?

As part of the Patient Advisory Council, you may:

  • Serve on a focus group to evaluate patient teaching materials
  • Provide input on hospital-wide changes, such as:
    • Policy changes
    • New construction
    • Patient menu
    • Special projects
  • Contribute to ongoing hospital discussion on best practices for:
    • Hospital-acquired infection (HAI) prevention
    • Fall prevention
    • Customer service
    • Participate in selected hospital committees or long-term Advisory Council

The DAISY Award honors the compassion and care bedside nurses provide their patients every day.

The DAISY Award was established by the DAISY Foundation in memory of J. Patrick Barnes who died at age 33 of ITP, an auto-immune disease. The Barnes family was awestruck by the clinical skills, caring and compassion of the nurses who cared for him. They created this national award to say thank you to nurses everywhere.

By filling out the form below, you are nominating a nurse as a deserving recipient of the DAISY Award. This nurse's clinical skill and especially her/his compassionate care exemplify the kind of nurse that our patients, their families, and our staff recognize as an outstanding role model. She/he consistently meets all of the following Providence Core Values: Justice, Excellence, Compassion, Respect and Stewardship.

Nominate a Nurse for the DAISY Award