Mary Bridge Pediatric Care at Good Samaritan
Thanks to a partnership with Mary Bridge Children’s Hospital in Tacoma, inpatient pediatrics is now available at Good Samaritan Hospital.
A newly expanded pediatric unit is now open to better serve the children of east Pierce County. Mary Bridge pediatric hospitalists (doctors who work only at the hospital) will function as an extension of a child’s primary care physician, providing on-site care to hospitalized children at Good Samaritan. This inpatient pediatric hospitalist service is offered to all patients and referring community physicians.
The collaborative program keeps the primary care physician updated throughout a child’s inpatient treatment. Upon discharge, the child is returned to the care of their primary care physician, along with a discharge summary and follow-up phone call from the hospitalists.