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  • After crash, family thankful for lifesaving care

    After a head-on crash New Year’s Day sent six people to the hospital, MultiCare Tacoma General Emergency Department staff members quickly realized they were caring for one of their own.

    Doug and Sara Harris were brought to the hospital that Wednesday following a car accident outside Eatonville. Their two children, McKenzie and Wyatt, and two nieces were also in the car and were brought to MultiCare Mary Bridge Children’s Hospital for treatment.

    Sara Harris has been part of the MultiCare family for many years and works as a business manager supporting the physicians in Tacoma General’s Emergency Department. Sara said this week that it was comforting to look up at the people treating her following the accident and recognize many faces.

    “We are thankful to be at Tacoma General. They have taken great care of us,” she said. “The doctors and nurses in the Emergency Department knew what to do and treated us with respect and compassion.”

    The couple still is in the hospital but is expected to return home soon.

    “Thank you to everyone for your prayers and well wishes during the last three weeks. We appreciate everyone’s support and encouragement. It’s been a challenging time for our family,” Sara said.

    She and Doug will continue their recovery at home and hope to return to work soon. Wyatt is recovering at home as are her two nieces.

    McKenzie Harris remains in critical condition at a Seattle hospital. Doug and Sara are eager to see her, though Sara has been able to talk to McKenzie and the doctors in Seattle.

    The family has set up an account at Key Bank to support McKenzie and their family under the name “Harris Family.”

    Posted on Jan 17, 2014 in