MultiCare Mary Bridge Children’s Hospital offers an Inpatient Pediatric Service (IPS) specializing in the care of hospitalized children. The IPS consists of a group of full-time, board-certified pediatricians who function as an extension of a primary care physician and are available to provide 24-hour, onsite personalized care to hospitalized children at Mary Bridge.
The Mary Bridge IPS is also available to regional providers and sub-specialists in a consultative role. Admission to IPS is completely optional and referring providers are not required to have privileges at Mary Bridge Children's Hospital to access this service.
Mary Bridge IPS physicians work with a child's primary care provider (PCP), nurses and, when necessary, pediatric specialists, to help guide a family through their child's hospital stay. The PCP will be updated regularly throughout the child's inpatient treatment. Upon discharge, a child is returned to the care of his or her PCP, along with a discharge summary and a follow-up phone call.
Admissions: MultiCare Mary Bridge One Call: 855-647-1010
Patient related questions: Mary Bridge IPS Pager: 253-252-1555
IPS Office: 253-403-3602
The inpatient pediatric unit at MultiCare Good Samaritan Hospital is teamed up with Mary Bridge IPS for 24-hour care of hospitalized children. Families of East Pierce County can get care closer to home through this partnership, which keeps their primary care provider connected every step of the way.
Referring providers, call for admissions:
IPS at Good Samaritan Hospital pager: 253-597-4626
Pediatric Unit: 253-697-5810