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Tacoma General Hospital earns state designation for highest level of care for critically ill newborns

MultiCare's Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at Tacoma General Hospital has been designated to provide the highest level of care available for critically ill newborns.

Practice alert: Labeling medications

In our recent CMS survey, it was discovered that we do not consistently follow safety standards for labeling medications, medication containers (e.g. syringes, medicine cups, and basins), and other solutions on and off the sterile field in perioperative and other procedural settings. 

MultiCare hospitals receive 'As' for quality and safety

MultiCare Tacoma General Hospital and MultiCare Good Samaritan Hospital were honored with an "A" Hospital Safety Score by The Leapfrog Group, an independent national nonprofit run by employers and other large purchasers of health benefits.

ICD-10 update and workflow changes

Recent federal legislation states CMS may not mandate ICD-10 implementation prior to October 1, 2015. It is unclear whether or not CMS and other payers will implement in advance of that deadline. Evaluating the path moving forward, MultiCare does not want to lose momentum with the progress we are making towards a successful implementation.

Incredible journey: 22 babies move into expanded NICU in Tacoma

Just after sunrise Tuesday, the first of 22 tiny babies began the journey to the new and expanded Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at MultiCare Tacoma General Hospital. By 11 a.m., all 22 babies were safe and snug in their new private rooms.

MultiCare Health System Board announces new CEO

The MultiCare Health System Board of Directors announced today that William G. “Bill” Robertson will serve as the new President and Chief Executive Officer beginning May 1. The appointment follows a comprehensive, national search by a Search Committee of the Board that began last fall, when longtime MultiCare President and CEO Diane Cecchettini, RN, announced her plans to retire. 


Dr. Spain-Remy honored at Women of Color Empowered luncheon

MultiCare Health System’s Claire Spain-Remy, MD, was honored at the Women of Color Empowered luncheon for Women Leaders in Health Care today in Seattle. Dr. Spain-Remy, an obstetrician and gynecologist, is Senior Vice President of MultiCare Medical Associates, which oversees more than 550 providers employed by MultiCare.


Diagnosis-based Preference Lists will be eliminated on April 23

As part of the ICD-10 implementation in April 2014, diagnosis based preference lists will be going away. It was determined that with the vast number of codes associated with ICD-10, it would be nearly impossible to create and maintain accurate, user-friendly diagnosis based preference lists.

This new treatment is putting cancer patients into remission

The “r-word” was not something that had ever entered David Montgomery’s mind. But about six months into an experimental new treatment for Montgomery’s chronic lymphocytic leukemia, an incurable, slow-growing form of the blood and bone marrow cancer, his bone marrow showed no more sign of the disease.

MultiCare provider engagement survey available now

MultiCare Health System's annual Provider Engagement Survey is now open. The survey, which is being administered by Gallup on behalf of MultiCare, is designed to gather information about providers' needs and the needs of their patients, as well as how the hospital can better serve both our MultiCare providers and our provider partners in the community.