Submitted by Providence
At Providence St. Peter and throughout Providence, the safety of our patients and caregivers remain our foremost concern. Because of this, we’ve responded to the COVID-19 pandemic by following CDC guidelines and coordinating with our local and state health departments.
Family Birth Center
Expecting a newborn during the COVID-19 pandemic certainly adds stress to an already challenging time in a family’s life. To help ease the way of expecting parents, we’ve created a welcome video from the Providence St. Peter Family Birth Center.
In the video, you’ll find information about changes due to COVID-19, such as the pre-procedure testing information for pregnant women, what the delivery process will look like, visitation policies and more.
“We continue to be committed to the safe and compassionate care our community has come to expect from us,” said Sheila Seick, Labor and Delivery manager at St. Peter Hospital.
Go to the Providence St. Peter Family Birth Center website for more information. There, you can find our COVID-19 Policy and information on the Milk Bank. Call the Family Birth Center directly at 360-493-7027.
At All Our Ministries
So much has changed in recent months. For us, this means a new landscape in how we deliver care, but with the same commitment to your health that we’ve always had. Some of the steps we’re taking to protect your health and ours include:
- We conduct routine coronavirus symptom screening on patients, visitors and our caregivers.
- Our facilities have adopted policies that align with recommendations from the CDC and local/state health officials.
- We’re taking steps to ensure appropriate distance between you and other patients, visitors and staff.
- Our staff are regularly cleaning waiting areas and exam rooms in between visits, and hand sanitizer stations are located throughout our facilities.
COVID-19 patients, as well as those caring for them, are safely isolated from the rest of the population.
- We are limiting people coming into our facilities to those deemed essential. This helps maintain appropriate physical distancing and reduces spread of germs.
- VIRTUAL VISITS. For on-demand and routine medical care, we offer virtual visits – a reliable way to see your provider from the comfort your own home.
We’ve always been a leader in safety. These are just some of the additional protocols we’ve put in place to help ensure your safety when you’re with us for care.
For the latest information, go to the Providence website.