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2014 Nurse Camp kick off

Nurse camp kicks off in Tacoma

Posted Jul 21, 2014 ( comments)
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Sunscreen, caution can protect kids from sunburns

Posted on Jul 15, 2014 ( comments)

It's turned into a hot Northwest summer and that can mean sunburns for people who don’t take the proper precautions to protect their skin.

Sprinkler heat wave

Keep your cool this weekend

Posted on Jul 11, 2014 ( comments)
With an excessive heat advisory issued for this weekend, South Sound residents have been warned to take precautions and care for the most vulnerable.

Go out and play the safe way

Posted on Jun 23, 2014 ( comments)
Help your kids have a safe summer by following these tips from Erin Summa, child safety educator for the MultiCare Mary Bridge Center for Childhood Safety.

The facts on detecting heart defects in babies

Posted on Jun 5, 2014 ( comments)
Undetected heart defects are a leading cause of infant deaths. Simple, non-invasive screening is available and helping save babies.
what to pack kids

What to pack: Child overnight hospital stay

Posted on Jun 3, 2014 ( comments)
To help you plan for your next overnight hospital visit with a child, we have a list of five things to help everyone feel at home. 

iTriage app helps patients with health decisions

Posted on May 29, 2014 ( comments)
MultiCare helps patients answer two common medical questions: “What could be wrong?” and “Where can I go?” with the iTriage app.
apps that ease

Keeping kids comfortable with apps and songs

Posted on May 23, 2014 ( comments)
In the age of smartphones and tablets, apps are another popular way Child Life Specialists help kids get through uncomfortable things at the hospital. Here are the team’s top five apps. 

Stay safe on the water this summer

Posted on May 2, 2014 ( comments)
With rivers, lakes and Puget Sound all within easy reach, water sports of all kinds are popular in our region. A few simple precautions can help keep you and your kids safe at the pool, beach or out on the water.

A celebration of accomplishment, friendship and family

Posted on Apr 30, 2014 ( comments)
The Celebration of Our Stars contains the elements of every talent show. Proud families and friends, adorable kids, camera phone flashes and applause. But this talent show is different. It belongs to the children at Good Samaritan Children’s Therapy Unit (CTU).

Caring doctors and nurses help new parents navigate NICU

Posted on Apr 17, 2014 ( comments)

Eli Thaut surprised his parents by arriving 111 days early. During his three-month stay in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at MultiCare Tacoma General Hospital, the doctors and nurses became like family to Eli's parents, who sat by his side while he grew stronger.

"We were never alone," Katie Thaut said.