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Health systems file to build new psych hospital

MultiCare and Franciscan Health begin plans to increase access to mental health care in Pierce County and reduce the burden on local emergency rooms.

MultiCare announces new accountable care leader

Dr. Zak Ramadan-Jradi will lead our new accountable care organization, MultiCare Connected Care.

Mandatory influenza vaccination policy reminder for members of the medical staff

MultiCare has implemented a mandatory influenza vaccination policy that applies to all employees and medical staff.

How MultiCare is preparing for Ebola

We are working diligently on an Ebola Preparedness Plan to ensure our readiness, as well as our ability to protect our patients, staff and the community.

MedStaffNews launches new email format

Summer newsletter hiatus allowed new email format to be developed to work with new design launched in June.

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.