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Tami Kapule says early breast cancer detection saved her life.
Now, she’s working hard to make sure other women have the same chance of survival she did.
Looking at 9-year-old Madison today, you’d never guess she spent the first days of her life in MultiCare Tacoma General Hospital’s Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU).
She loves gymnastics, hockey, soccer and the hospital that took such good care of her and her mom, Tiffany Lindsay.
More than 5,000 families every year choose MultiCare Family Birth Centers to bring their newest members into the world. This week, we asked a few new mothers to share their recent experiences with our birth centers.
National Healthcare Decisions Day, which takes place Tuesday, April 16, is an initiative to encourage patients to express their wishes regarding health care and for providers and facilities to respect those wishes, whatever they may be.
August 2010 was a life-changing month for Angie Hart. On August 7, Hart’s brother-in-law Chadd was killed in Kentucky. On August 8, the expectant mother was diagnosed with HELLP syndrome and rushed by ambulance to MultiCare Tacoma General Hospital. On August 9, Bailey Rainn Miller was born by emergency cesarean section – nine weeks early and weighing just 2 pounds, 13 ounces.
Chloe Taylor had no reason to think that she was suffering from a heart condition when she collapsed at home and was rushed to MultiCare Good Samaritan Hospital. “How lucky we are to have a state-of-the-art hospital here in Puyallup, staffed with very capable and caring people,” Chloe says. “I couldn’t have gotten better care anywhere else.”
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."
Five months after undergoing an innovative heart procedure at MultiCare Tacoma General Hospital, a Puyallup man has regained the active lifestyle he thought he had lost forever. Now he hopes to build enough strength to someday summit Mount Rainier - a lifelong dream for the 61-year-old who grew up in the mountain's shadow.