Southwest Washington

A Message to our Community:

New Chief Executive named for Providence Southwest Service Area

Following a national search, Darin Goss has been selected as chief executive for the Providence Health and Services Southwest service area, which includes Providence St. Peter Hospital, Providence Centralia Hospital and the Providence Medical Group. Darin will begin in his new role on Aug. 3.

Darin is already a member of the Providence and St. Joseph family, and brings more than 20 years’ experience in health care operations to his new role. He has served as chief operating officer of Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center in Burbank, California for the past two years.

Prior to joining Providence, Darin worked for 18 years with the Mayo Clinic where he served in multiple roles leading a variety of high-value care improvement projects that reduced patient length-of-stay, improved hospital discharge times, ensured strong quality rankings, and improved both patient and staff satisfaction.

In Darin’s words, “Quality, patient satisfaction and physician/caregiver satisfaction are key to our long-term success. I look forward to being part of a team of leaders, physicians, caregivers and volunteers whose hard work and dedication is demonstrated by the Magnet designation at Providence St. Peter Hospital, Pathways designation at Providence Centralia Hospital, and national rankings for quality care, among so many other accolades. The hospitals and clinics in the SW service area have much to celebrate, and I am honored to serve as chief executive.” 

Darin, his wife Gabrielle and two daughters share a love for the outdoors, are avid hikers, enjoy skiing and snowboarding, and look forward to exploring and calling the Pacific Northwest home.

We also want to take this opportunity to recognize Paul Wilkinson, who has served as interim chief executive for the past 6 months. His commitment to the Providence Mission and vision has been witnessed throughout this pandemic. His leadership has been thoughtful and solid, and we thank him for his service.

Please join us in welcoming Darin to his new role, and he and his family to Washington, and in thanking Paul as he heads into his second retirement. 



COVID-19 updates

In order to protect the health of our communities, and as a safety precaution to prevent the risk of spreading COVID-19, Providence St. Peter and Providence Centralia hospitals are limiting some services and instituting additional visitor restrictions in accordance with recommendations from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). In addition, some hospital access points will be consolidated at our hospital campus locations.

Providence understands the importance of patients having access to their loved ones while receiving care in the hospital. At this time, we ask patients and their families to consider communication through phone and video chat as their primary means of communication. We know the value visitors bring to our patients.

Please see our Letter to Patients.

Exceptions may be made for the following:

For these very limited exceptions, one visitor per patient will be allowed and must be 18 years or older and be immediate family (or powers of attorney, guardians, or patient representative) and they will be asked to return home if they exhibit cold or flu-like symptoms, or have a fever.

Providence continues to monitor the risk of COVID-19 closely and will make adjustments to visitor restrictions, as necessary. We appreciate your help in keeping our patients, visitors and caregivers safe.


Providence Medical Group – Hawks Prairie to collect swabs for COVID-19 testing

Providence Medical Group’s Hawks Prairie Clinic, located at 2555 Marvin Road NE in Lacey is now offering drive thru triage, and if needed, swab collection for COVID-19 testing for ALL symptomatic patientsAny “worried well” patients will not be tested, and given education on how to monitor symptoms.

No appointment is necessary. Drive-thru hours are:

  • Monday-Friday 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
  • Weekends: Closed

If you have COVID-19 questions, please call 1-855-776-4362, option 1.


Patients and members of the community who wish to contact Providence SW facilities with the assistance of a qualified interpreter free of cost may dial 888-429-3464.