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Aug7

Tacoma General opens human milk depot

Tacoma General Hospital has opened a Mothers' Milk Depot and is encouraging women to donate extra breast milk.
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Apr30

MultiCare hospitals honored for stroke care

Only three hospitals in the South Sound – all of them with MultiCare Health System -- have been recognized for providing a high level of stroke care. MultiCare Auburn Medical Center, MultiCare Good Samaritan Hospital and MultiCare Tacoma General Hospital received the 2014 "Get With The Guidelines" Stroke Gold Plus Performance Achievement Award.

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Apr29

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.
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Mar5

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.
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Jan24

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.
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Jan23

February Continuing Medical Education

Continuing medical education opportunities for February 2014. 
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Jan23

Update on inpatient dialysis at MultiCare

The vendor that provides dialysis services at MultiCare's Pierce County hospitals is experiencing a temporary staffing shortage and some of our hospitals may not always have the preferred number of dialysis nurses to treat patients. Auburn Medical Center is not served by the same vendor. Because of this shortage, a system-wide team is meeting on a daily basis to review our patients and our processes to ensure we are providing appropriate care. 
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Jan20

Cast your vote for Seattle Magazine's Top Docs

The nomination phase for Seattle magazine's 14th annual "Top Docs" ranking is now open. New this year for the peer-to-peer survey is ability for providers to nominate nurse practitioners and physician assistants. The magazine is also requesting nominations for their second annual community service award.
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Jan15

Tacoma General Hospital ranks among best heart programs in U.S.

Only one hospital in Washington state is listed among the nation’s top heart programs. MultiCare Tacoma General Hospital was honored as one of “100 Hospitals With Great Heart Programs” by Becker’s Hospital Review.
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Jan6

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.
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