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Tacoma General receives AHA's Mission: Lifeline achievement award

MultiCare Tacoma General Hospital has received the American Heart Association's Mission: Lifeline® Silver Receiving Quality Achievement Award for quality treatment of patients who suffer severe heart attacks.


MultiCare's Sarah Newport wins March of Dimes nursing award

Sarah Newport, BSN, RNC, IBCLC, a nurse in Tacoma General’s Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU), was awarded the March of Dimes' Washington Nurse of the Year Award in the Neonatal Category.

How MultiCare is preparing for Ebola

We are working diligently on an Ebola Preparedness Plan to ensure our readiness, as well as our ability to protect our patients, staff and the community.

Tacoma General opens human milk depot

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

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.


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.

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.

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.

February Continuing Medical Education

Continuing medical education opportunities for February 2014. 

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.