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Puyallup Tribe pledges $1 million for emergency services
The Puyallup Tribe of Indians Tribal Council has pledged a $1 million donation to fund the construction of the new MultiCare Tacoma General Hospital and Mary Bridge Children’s Hospital Emergency Departments.
As a result of their generous donation, The Emergency Services Campaign reached $29 million in contributions.
The Puyallup Tribe is dedicated to enhancing the quality of life for members and neighbors. That means investing in local organizations and programs that make a difference — from food banks and job training to education and medical research.
“The Puyallup Tribe has a tradition of putting back into the community,” says Tribal Council Chairman Herman Dillon, Sr. “When we learned of a need for a new emergency facility, the tribe wanted to help. We believe deeply in improving health care in the community for everyone.”
The Puyallup Tribe and MultiCare have enjoyed a long relationship. The tribe not only donated to the MultiCare Mary Bridge Children’s Health Center campaign, its members have supported Mary Bridge’s Festival of Trees for many years.
“MultiCare is grateful for the generosity of the Puyallup Tribe,” said Sara Long, Vice President of Philanthropy for MultiCare Health System. “We look forward to continuing our relationship.”
MultiCare also works in partnership with the Puyallup Tribe Health Authority (PTHA). MultiCare physicians assist with the care of hospitalized tribal members, while PTHA physicians serve on the faculty of MultiCare’s Tacoma Family Residency program. What’s more, the tribe conducts cultural competency training at MultiCare, ensuring that caregivers are sensitive to the tribe’s culture and customs.
Posted on Apr 23, 2010 in