Services at Providence St. Mary Medical Center 

Providence St. Mary Medical Center is a full service hospital with some of the best technology, expertise, specialists and primary care physicians in the region. We provide to Walla Walla, Washington and its surrounding region a wide range of services and resources, including our Family Birth Center, Community Breast Center, Regional Cancer Center, Sleep Disorders Center, Rehabilitation Center, cardiac care, support groups, and much, much more. Learn more about our related locations.

Below is information on some of the notable service lines at Providence St. Mary Medical Center.

Cancer services

The Providence St. Mary Regional Cancer Center in Walla Walla is the first center in the region devoted exclusively to cancer treatment, and it continues to be a leader in the field, serving Washington, Oregon, Idaho and beyond.

At Providence St. Mary Regional Cancer Center, we believe cancer is a journey we undertake with you as partners in your care, offering you the latest in treatments and support in an environment that is calm, caring and healing.

We understand how difficult a cancer diagnosis can be, both for you and your family. We do all we can to help by offering free support programs and classes for you and your family, as well as housing for out-of-town patients, and assistance with issues such as insurance forms and financial concerns. We also house an American Cancer Society Cancer Resource Center, which has some of the best cancer information available. We are accredited with commendations by the Commission on Cancer Accreditation Program.

We use a team approach to the treatment. Your team of specialists and other professionals will address your cancer with the most effective options available, and tailor treatment to your needs and preferences. Treatment may include surgery, chemotherapy, radiation therapy or any combination of these, depending on the type and extent of the cancer. We also participate in clinical research trials, giving you access, if you wish, to the very latest in cancer treatment. Learn more about cancer services at Providence.

Neurosciences

Serving patients from Washington, Oregon, and Idaho, the Providence St. Mary Neuroscience Institute is a comprised of a multidisciplinary team specializing in the diagnosis and treatment of neurological and musculoskeletal conditions.  The neurosurgeons, neurologists, and physiatrists at the Institute work closely with your primary care physician and other medical specialists to provide a comprehensive, individually tailored program for you from diagnosis through treatment and rehabilitation.

Within the Providence St. Mary Neurosciences Institute is the Regional Spine Center.  The center brings together a comprehensive range of surgical and non-surgical treatment options for people with spinal conditions. 

Emergency and intensive care

Providence St. Mary Medical Center offers the Walla Walla Valley’s most advanced technology and care for serious injury and illness.

We have the only Emergency Center in the valley where every physician is board certified and residency trained in emergency medicine. Our Emergency Center nurses receive special training as well. As a Level III Trauma Center, Providence St. Mary Emergency Center is a primary receiving hospital for trauma care in the region.

In 2012, we opened a new, state-of-the-art Intensive Care Unit to further advance the care of severely ill and injured individuals in the region. Providence St. Mary has the area’s largest number of critical-care-certified nurses, as well as pulmonologists board-certified in critical care.

Our Services

  • Cancer Rehabilitation

    Cancer rehabilitation helps reduce the effects of the treatments and aids recovery. It can improve your mobility and strength, reduce pain and fatigue, decrease swelling, and improve the quality of your tissue.
  • Diagnostic Imaging

    Providence medical imaging services ensure the highest standard of patient care and excellence in performance, interpretation and delivery of cost-effective imaging services.
  • DEXA Scan

    Bone densitometry uses special X-ray equipment to quickly and accurately measure the density of bones. This measurement helps doctors identify people who have osteoporosis, predict someone's risk for fractures of the hip and spine and monitor changes in bone density over time.
  • Emergency Services

    Emergency departments see patients based on severity of their illness, medical symptoms or injuries, not on a first-come, first-served basis. It is necessary to be clear and specific when describing your illness. This helps to provide the best possible medical care as quickly as possible.
  • Hand Therapy

    Providence provides hand therapy to people of all ages who have disabilities or injuries that interfere with their ability to use their arms and/or hands effectively.
  • Heart & Vascular

    Our heart and vascular team includes cardiac surgeons, interventional cardiologists, electrophysiologists, clinical cardiologists, thoracic surgeons, vascular surgeons and advanced practice providers. We provide a full spectrum of cardiac care.
  • Inpatient Rehabilitation

    Inpatient rehabilitation therapy is focused on giving you the skills and support to stay at home after leaving the hospital. Therapy often revolves around improving mobility and self-care skills such as dressing, bathing, feeding and toileting.
  • Lymphedema Therapy

    Lym­phedema is a type of swelling in a limb or body part caused by a compromised lymphatic system.
  • Mammography

    For women who aren’t having any breast cancer symptoms, we offer a screening mammogram, an X-ray test of the breasts (mammary glands) used to screen for breast problems, such as a lump, and whether a lump is fluid-filled (a cyst) or a solid mass.
  • Maternity and Birthing

    We provide comprehensive care during your pregnancy, and we will arrange for continuity follow-up care for the you and your new baby following delivery.
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)

    Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is a test that lets your doctor see detailed pictures of the inside of your body. MRI combines the use of strong magnets and radio waves to form an MRI image.
  • Nuclear Medicine

    Physicians use nuclear imaging to identify the arrangement and function of an organ, tissue or bone in the body.
  • Nutrition Consultations

    Nutrition consultation services provide nutrition assessments for nutrition problems, such as obesity, high blood pressure and high cholesterol, diabetes, pediatric and women’s nutrition, sports medicine and how to make healthy lifestyle habits.
  • Palliative Care

    Palliative or supportive care is medical care focused on relief of the pain, symptoms and stress of serious illnesses like cancer, dementia, heart disease, lung disease and multiple sclerosis. Unlike hospice, palliative care is appropriate for patients in all disease stages, including those undergoing treatment for curable illnesses and people living with chronic diseases, as well as patients who are nearing the end of life and need comfort care.
  • Patient Navigator

    Patient navigators work with patients and families to help with many different needs associated with the health care system.
  • PET Scan

    A positron emission tomography (PET) scan is a type of nuclear medicine imaging test. It is used to examine various body tissues to identify certain conditions by looking at blood flow, metabolism, and oxygen use. PET scans may also be used to see how well the treatment of certain diseases is working.
  • Respiratory Care

    Respiratory care services at Providence include diagnostic evaluation, therapy, and education of the patient, family and public. Respiratory care rehabilitation is an individually-tailored exercise and educational program for individuals with lung-related diseases.
  • Spiritual Care

    Our chaplains and spiritual care team supports all patients and their families inclusive and respectful of all spiritual beliefs.
  • Sports Therapy

    Sports therapy is a specific approach to rehabilitation that focuses on the individual needs of athletes of all ages, from children to senior citizens.
  • Stroke Program

    A stroke is condition where the blood flow to the brain is restricted. When a stroke occurs, the patient's brain does not receive adequate blood supply. Blood carries oxygen to the brain, and if the brain does not receive enough oxygen, portions of the brain will be damaged, causing paralysis, vision or language problems and possibly death.
  • Surgery

    At Providence hospitals, patient safety is a top priority. Patients who undergo surgery at Providence hospitals can rest assured, knowing that their surgeons have access to leading-edge technology and equipment. By using advanced techniques, surgeons can make safe, effective treatment plans.
  • Survivorship Program

    The survivorship program aims to help patients with the transition out of acute cancer care to follow-up and beyond. The members of the cancer team will continue to follow patients, but the survivorship program will help patients move back to their primary care providers for general medical care.
  • Ultrasound

    Ultrasound is a test that uses reflected sound waves to produce an image of organs and other structures in the body.