Our practice

History

Northwest Pediatric Center, Inc., P.S. was established in 1992 by Drs. Jennifer Polley and James Miller to provide expert pediatric care in a Christian setting. Although our 16-person medical and behavorial-health provider team now serves more than 15,000 patients at five clinics in Lewis and South Thurston counties, our roots remain unchanged: Jesus Christ is the vine and we are the branches; apart from Him, we can do nothing (John 15:4-5).

Our board-certified pediatricians and advanced pediatric nurse practitioners have chosen to practice together because of our common commitment to Christ and to children.

Core values

Compassion

When Jesus landed and saw a large crowd, he had compassion on them and healed their sick. Matthew 14:14

Our English word, compassion, comes from the Latin root compati, meaning “to suffer with.” Compassion means someone else’s heartbreak becomes ours, someone else’s suffering becomes ours. True compassion changes the way we live. Compassion means that we will go directly to those people and places where suffering is most acute and meet them there.

Generosity

Freely you have received; freely give. Matthew 5:8

We will show generosity of spirit through our openness and willingness to share our gifts freely with others. Our sharing will be done joyously and willingly, is generated through respect and compassion, involves experiencing and celebrating what is important to all of us, and comes wanting nothing in return.

Excellence

Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord. Colossians 3:23

We strive to improve the health and well-being of our community by setting the highest standards for ourselves and this ministry. We will dedicate ourselves to providing exceptional, current, evidence-based medical care in a practice setting where every employee exemplifies our Core Values.

Integrity

He has shown you, O mortal, what is good. And what does the Lord require of you? To act justly and to love mercy and to walk humbly with your God. Micah 6:8

We will commit to doing the right thing always, whether anyone is watching or not; to act truthfully and honorably; and to be authentic in everything we do.

Stewardship

Each of you should use whatever gift you have received to serve others, as faithful stewards of God’s grace in its various forms. 1 Peter 4:10

We will care for each person who enters our doors as though we are serving God Himself.

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