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For the 19 babies born at MultiCare hospitals yesterday, Feb. 29 always will be a special day -- even if it means their "first" birthday technically will be four years from now. But we're sure these Leap Day newborns and their families will celebrate more often that that.
Tim Holmes, Vice President of Outreach Services for MultiCare Good Samaritan Hospital, visited "New Day Northwest" on KING 5 TV to talk about how the hospital's innovative mobile outreach program is reaching people with mental illness who don't seek regular medical treatment.
The Puyallup/Sumner Chamber presented the 2012 Business Innovations award to MultiCare Good Samaritan Hospital for the new family medicine residency training program at East Pierce Family Medicine.
A baby's heart defect was detected thanks to a painless test offered to newborns at MultiCare Tacoma General Hospital. "I feel very lucky that we decided to do the test. I feel very lucky that we were at Tacoma General," the boy's mother told KING 5 TV. "I think the stars aligned. Somebody was looking out for us, for him, and it essentially saved his life."
A modified rocking horse is just one example of the hundreds of modified toys and other everyday items produced by the Smile Factory each year, part of the Assistive Technology Program at MultiCare Good Samaritan Hospital's Children's Therapy Unit.
MultiCare Good Samaritan Medical Explorers Post 905 received a donated ambulance from American Medical Response air medical division CEO Randy Strozyck, who himself was a medical explorer with Post 905 from 1972 until 1975.
A "Good Morning America" crew visited MultiCare Good Samaritan Hospital this week to follow the rehabilitation of 12-year-old Dale Ostrander, who was rescued after spending more than 15 minutes underwater. The segment will air Tuesday morning.
Dale Ostrander, 12, of Spanaway, who nearly drowned in the ocean near Long Beach, is going through rehabilitation at MultiCare Good Samaritan Hospital in Puyallup.
It's summer time and of course, school is just around the corner. Families are likely out shopping for back-to-school clothes but what they may be putting off are those all important vaccination shots.
One solution to the state's struggle to care for its physically sick and mentally ill sits on six wheels in a Puyallup parking lot. The mobile unit is a joint effort between MultiCare Health System and OptumHealth Pierce Regional Support Network
The fifth annual Celebration of Our Stars, held Saturday at Emerald Ridge High School on South Hill, featured the talents of more than 70 special-needs children, including clients at the Children's Therapy Unit at MultiCare Good Samaritan Hospital.