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Growing with You for 130 Years

April 29, 2012, marks MultiCare Tacoma General Hospital's 130th anniversary.

1882 HospitalTacoma General's beginnings trace back to the earliest days of the city of Tacoma. Founded in 1882, seven years before Washington achieved statehood, the Fannie C. Paddock Memorial Hospital opened its doors in a former dance hall on North Starr Street in what is now Old Town Tacoma.

Today, what was once the Fannie C. Paddock Memorial Hospital is now MultiCare Tacoma General Hospital, and the health care mission begun in that converted dance hall has evolved over the last 130 years into MultiCare Health System—the premier health care system in the South Puget Sound region.

Tacoma General HospitalWe remain dedicated to enhancing the health of the people we serve, upholding our mission of providing, and setting the standard for, quality patient care in the region and supporting the communities that we call “home.”



Video Clips of Tacoma General Hospital
from the 1960s to Present Day




The History of Tacoma General
130th Anniversary Slideshow




Tacoma General Hospital - Over the Years in Photos