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Morrie Ottren passed away in April 2013, at age 92. He is buried in the Tahoma National Cemetery, in recognition of his military service. Through the charitable annuity during his lifetime, and from the proceeds from his estate, he contributed well over 1 million dollars to Mary Bridge Children’s Foundation.
Like many women, Janey Barnhart, a research nurse for the MultiCare Institute of Research and Innovation, has struggled with her weight since junior high school. Her family’s bad eating habits only made Barnhart’s bad genes worse and made dieting a frequent occurrence in her life. But her weight loss “aha” moment finally came.
The nation's oldest nurse is still going strong at MultiCare Tacoma General Hospital. At 88 years old, See See Rigney, RN, has no plans to slow down. "I love nursing," See See said. "Since I was a little girl, it was something that I always wanted to do."
Now that we’re more than a month into the New Year, are you finding it harder to stick to those resolutions you made with such good intentions? Do you need a little inspiration to help stay with those healthy changes you started in January?
We have just the thing: the story of MultiCare Employee Kimberly Weaver, RN, who lost over 50 pounds, went from a size 16 to a size 4 -- and has kept the weight off for three years.
Santa Claus wasn’t the only person scheduled to work on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. In a hospital that never sleeps, babies need to be delivered, emergency treatment needs to be provided, food needs to be served, rooms need to be cleaned, and countless unseen services need to be provided to ensure everything runs smoothly, every day of the year.
“With stroke, the thing that everybody fears is a disability,” said Karen Kiesz, Stroke Program Coordinator at MultiCare Tacoma General Hospital and Allenmore Hospital. “If we can minimize the effects of stroke and make a difference with our treatment, then that’s really the driving force behind our program.”
When hospital volunteer John Leary visits patients who are awaiting major surgery, he has a pretty good idea what they’re feeling. “Do you have any questions?” he asks. “I can answer them, because I’ve been in that bed.”