|Community Expansion Project||Construction Hotline: 877-408-9495|
Women and Children's Community Expansion Project
MultiCare Health System is remodeling and updating the areas serving women, newborns and children at Tacoma General Hospital and Mary Bridge Children’s Hospital. The four-year project will add more Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU) beds, a renovated Tacoma General Family Birth Center and an improved Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU). These areas of the hospital have not been updated for more than two decades, even as the demand for these services is growing. Construction began spring/summer of 2012 and has been estimated to generate 350 local jobs during the course of the project.
Milgard and Rainier Pavilions
Two floors have been added to the top of the five-story Milgard Pavilion, which was built in 2010 and houses the Tacoma General and Mary Bridge Children’s Hospital Emergency Departments and the MultiCare Regional Cancer Center. The new sixth and seventh floors now house Mary Bridge general pediatric beds and the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit. This completes the first phase of the three-phase women and children’s services expansion project, “Building Dreams Together,” that is expected to last through 2015.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)What is the size and height of the Rainier Pavilion addition?
- The 125,350-sq. ft. Rainier Pavilion addition is seven floors and will be the same height as the existing Rainier Pavilion.
What is the construction schedule?
- Construction began in March 2012 on the Milgard Pavilion expansion. Construction of the Rainier Pavilion expansion started August 2012.
Who will be the general contractor and architect firms for this project?
- After an RFP process, MultiCare selected Sellen Construction Co. of Seattle and HDR, Inc., a global architecture firm, which has an office in Tacoma. The project will employ local contractors and subcontractors.
How can I find out more?
- MultiCare will be posting updates on multicare.org/expansion and through our MultiCare Facebook and Twitter pages.
If you have concerns about parking during the construction, please call our Construction Hotline at 877-408-9495 or 253-403-1961.