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child life team

Child Life Specialists turn tears and fears into giggles and courage

Posted Mar 27, 2015 ( comments)
Meet the team that helps helps heal patients at Mary Bridge Children's Hospital with creativity and play.Read Article arrow

Sorted By: Cole Cosgrove

MultiCare helps lead the way in detecting heart defects in newborns

Posted on Feb. 7, 2015 ( comments)
A quick and painless test pioneered at MultiCare is helping to detect heart defects in newborns — and to shape national policy.

Oldest nurse in U.S. still going strong at Tacoma General

Posted on May. 8, 2014 ( comments)
The nation's oldest nurse, MultiCare Tacoma General Hospital Surgical Services staff nurse, See See Rigney, RN, is celebrating her 89th birthday. In honor of See See's nearly seven-decade commitment to nursing we share her story.
Physician Leaders

MultiCare honors legacy of 5 physician leaders in Tacoma

Posted on Mar. 28, 2014 ( comments)

If you walk past the new Rainier Pavilion expansion across the street from Wright Park, you might notice five faces on the building’s pillars.

As part of the tower's grand opening festivities, MultiCare Health System honored five physicians who have made a difference in the community.

Kathleen Merryman

Tacoma newspaper columnist documenting her journey with cancer

Posted on Mar. 24, 2014 ( comments)

Longtime and much-loved Tacoma newspaper columnist Kathleen Merryman, who was diagnosed with breast cancer in December, is documenting her treatment in a series of stories she calls, “The Lucky Woman's Guide to Breast Cancer.” Though there is no good kind of cancer, Merryman explains, her cancer is the least bad, which is why she describes herself as lucky.

10 tips to manage seasonal allergies in the Pacific Northwest

Posted on Mar. 19, 2014 ( comments)

Seasonal allergies have brought runny noses and itchy eyes to Western Washington. To find relief, we sought tips from Dr. Lawrence Larson, a board-certified allergy/immunology specialist.

Students donate toys that will become treasures for kids with cancer

Posted on Mar. 18, 2014 ( comments)
Mt View Elementary School toy donation to Mary Bridge
Halls and Payton

Girls who give back: Sisters have raised $65,000 for Mary Bridge

Posted on Mar. 17, 2014 ( comments)
A girl who needed heart surgery as a baby is now 12 years old, and she’s giving back to the hospital that saved her life. She's raised more than $65,000 for Mary Bridge.

Incredible journey: 22 babies move into expanded NICU in Tacoma

Posted on Mar. 5, 2014 ( comments)
NICU-Move

Bye bye, pink eye: Get treatment to avoid looking like Bob Costas

Posted on Feb. 11, 2014 ( comments)

The most famous eyes in the world this week belong to Bob Costas, NBC’s Winter Olympics anchor who appears to be suffering from a bad case of pink eye. But there's good news: pink eye is easily treatable, usually with eye ointment or drops. No appointment is needed at MultiCare's Express Clinic in Lakewood.

Monkeyshines hidden glass art found on MultiCare campus in Tacoma

Posted on Feb. 5, 2014 ( comments)
Lead groundskeeper Greg Allen found this 12th Man glass token hidden in a planter. The glass art is related to the annual Monkeyshines festivities, in which handmade glass art is hidden around Tacoma on Chinese New Year.