Welcome to Nursing at St. Peter Hospital

jamesMichelleThe Sisters that founded Providence St. Peter Hospital (PSPH), opened its doors on September 23, 1887, and since that time, we have provided care for the young, the old, the diseased and the abandoned in our community. Throughout our 131-year heritage, PSPH staff has taken pride in providing the highest quality care possible and continually challenge each other to make the best better.

Nurses at PSPH share a common goal in living the Providence Vision ”Know me, Care for me, Ease my way” and continually contribute to the high standards that our patients and families expect when they enter our doors. The nurses understand that the work they do is privileged work and they strive to make a difference in our patients, their families and our community every day. Further, we understand that the healthcare provided in the hospital is only one part of the equation—we extend our influence outside our walls to create a healthier community for a five county area in Western Washington.

Our registered nurses first expressed their desire to pursue Magnet Recognition in 2005, knowing that this journey of professional practice would be one worth taking, not merely for the “Magnet” designation, but because they recognized that, the journey to nursing excellence fulfilled their personal and professional drive to achieve.

Our nurses are an amazing group of professionals. They are passionate about delivering exceptional care, advancing quality and patient safety, and developing educational and leadership skills. We were overjoyed to receive our initial Magnet designation in 2010, and redesignation in 2015, and have continued our Magnet journey through nursing excellence at PSPH. PSPH is one of three hospitals in the State of Washington to achieve this honor.

I believe our nurses demonstrate the level of practice and ongoing commitment to excellence, which exemplifies the characteristics of Magnet. I am proud to showcase their accomplishments.

Michelle James, MBA, MM, BSN, RN, CCRN, CENP
Chief Nurse Officer
Providence Health & Services ~ Southwest Washington Service Area
Providence St. Peter Hospital

Our Nursing Philosophy

The practice of nursing at providence St. Peter hospital encompasses the science and art of the profession and is expressed through the core values of the Providence System

Nurses at Providence St. Peter Hospital believe in:


Jesus taught and healed with compassion for all. – Matthew 4:24

We reach out to those in need and offer comfort as Jesus did. We nurture the spiritual, emotional and physical well-being of one another and those we serve. Through our healing presence, we accompany those who suffer.


All people have been created in the image of God. – Genesis 1:27

We value, encourage and celebrate the gifts in one another. We respect the inherent dignity and worth of every individual. We recognize each interaction as a sacred encounter.


Act with justice, love with kindness and walk humbly with your God. – Micah 6:8

We foster a culture that promotes unity and reconciliation. We strive to care wisely for our people, our resources and our earth. We stand in solidarity with the most vulnerable, working to remove the causes of oppression and promoting justice for all.


Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart. – Colossians 3:23

We set the highest standards for ourselves and our ministries. Through transformation and innovation, we strive to improve the health and quality of life in our communities. We commit to compassionate, safe and reliable practices for the care of all.


Let us love not merely with words or speech but with actions in truth. – 1 John 3:18

We hold ourselves accountable to do the right thing for the right reasons. We speak truthfully and courageously with generosity and respect. We pursue authenticity with humility and simplicity.

Our Nursing Vision

Guided by the core values of Providence St. Joseph Health (PSJH), the community of nurses of St. Peter Hospital provide exceptional nursing care, top-rated patient satisfaction and excellent clinical outcomes in a healing, nurturing, and collaborative environment. For nursing is Sacred Work on Holy Ground.

Our Promise to our Patients

Know me, care for me, easy my way.