Providence Center for Faith and Healing
Impelled by the love of Christ, the Providence Center affirms and enhances the mission of Sacred Heart Medical Center by integrating faith with health. The Providence Center, serving patients and their families, our staff and communities throughout the Inland Northwest, provides a sacred environment of healing and learning through the power of God’s presence.
A Sacred Space
When the Sisters of Providence gave us their convent and garden to create the Providence Center for Faith and Healing, they encouraged us to use this gift to create a beautiful space where people can get away from the hospital, connect with God and nourish their spirits in nature.
The Meditation Garden is a peaceful place with flowing streams, waterfalls, walking paths and places to sit and breathe in beauty. The Garden is accessible 24 hours a day through a gate on the north side, facing the Emergency Department on 8th Avenue.
The Providence Center building has quiet rooms for meetings, prayer, study or quiet visiting. Additionally, it houses the main offices for Palliative Care, Ethics, Chaplaincy and Music-Thanatology. The building is usually open Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
For more information, please call (509) 474-3008.
The Providence Center is proud to host a number of educational activities throughout the year. These include short workshops, day-long seminars and regular meetings. Topics have included prayer, poetic healing, Healing Touch and much more. For more details or class information, call (509) 474-3008 or visit the Sacred Heart events calendar.
A small library lends books, tapes and periodicals on topics related to the integration of spirituality and health, spiritual formation, grief and ethics. Music CDs are also available for listening.
Education and resources for professional staff and the community in health care ethical, moral and legal decision-making.
Ministries, activities and support groups. Call (509) 474-3008 for more information and a current schedule.
- Healing Rooms Ministries: A Christian Ministry offering intercessory prayer for healing, Tuesdays 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
- Yoga (offered by Radha Yoga)
- Tai chi
Please call (509) 474-3008 for details and to make arrangements.
Music services through the Center include:
- Sounds for the Soul
- Local musicians play the grand piano in the Medical Center lobby to promote a healing environment for visitors, staff, physicians and patients.
- Music for the Season and Continuing the Song
- Carolers, strolling through patient floors, provide music to bring joy at Christmas and throughout the year to hospitalized patients, visitors and staff.
A palliative care service to help bring physical, emotional and spiritual comfort to patients and families during critical times.
Supportive medical care focusing on physical, emotional, social and spiritual needs of people with serious illnesses and their families.