Allenmore Emergency Department expansion

The new space, opened in December 2019, allows staff to care for 10,000 additional patients
each year.

“We’ve come a long way since 1929 when Allenmore was a seven-bed hospital. We have grown to a 130-licensed bed facility with an emergency department that can now care for more than 40,000 patients a year.”

Sharon Oxendale

Sharon Oxendale,
President and COO of MultiCare Tacoma General and Allenmore Hospitals


Donations to adult care provide everything from family medicine to specialty care, and emergency medicine to chronic disease management.

After experiencing extreme chest pains, 95-year-old Shirley Gordon (pictured above) was rushed to the Tacoma General Emergency Department. She was diagnosed with a large aortic aneurysm which required immediate surgery. 

Shirley has been living in Tacoma for over 70 years and was very thankful for the lifesaving care she received close to home. 

“Having care close to home means everything. It may be one of your loved ones or yourself that need this care someday. New theories or new technologies can save lives and give people like myself what I like to call, ‘bonus years.’”


Thank you for supporting access to compassionate care. In 2019:


393 patients participated in clinical trials for new cancer treatments, and 985 patients participated in research studies.

2,000 participants raised more than $200,000 through Come Walk With Me for MultiCare programs and services that support breast cancer patients and survivors.

Donor funding made it possible for MultiCare Auburn Medical Center to receive a campus security dog named Odin. He started his paw-trols in late 2019 and has already made patients and staff alike feel more safe. Emergency department nurses have reported fewer incidents of drugs in the hospital, and less outward aggression toward staff.

$235,000 was raised to support cardiac care for MultiCare patients in the Inland Northwest, through the generosity of those who attended Heart Strings.

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