COVID-19 Vaccine Updates

As of May 12, 2021, everyone in Washington state age 12 and over is eligible to get the COVID-19 vaccine. Please visit our vaccine page for information on how to schedule an appointment.


Following in her father’s footsteps

Posted on Jun. 18, 2021 ( comments)
We’ve all seen a car pulled off to the side of the road. For some, it is nothing more than a momentary distraction from their driving. But, for people like Randy Scott, it is an opportunity to help someone in need. As a father of four, his kids were used to long road trips with their dad and stopping to come to a stranger’s rescue.

Health care disparities and their relationship to COVID-19

Posted on Jun. 17, 2021 ( comments)
As communities prepare to celebrate Juneteenth, it is important to remember that inequities and disparities continue to exist for people of color — including in health care — and the COVID-19 pandemic has called those disparities out in stark relief.

Covington nurse Melanie Ives is living her dream

Posted on Jun. 9, 2021 ( comments)
Melanie Ives, RN, a nurse at MultiCare Covington Medical Center, talks about her path to nursing — and her return to the profession thanks to COVID-19.

Ian’s cancer care team creates life-size Angry Birds and custom Pokémon cards during six-month stay at Mary Bridge Children’s

Posted on Jun. 1, 2021 ( comments)
Ian McClellan, 5, is a loving spirit who enjoys spending time with his older siblings and his cat, Frankie. 

First Ultrasound Appointment - What to Expect

Posted on Jun. 1, 2021 ( comments)
Anxiety, excitement and fear can all be common feelings when scheduling your first ultrasound appointment, particularly if you aren’t sure what to expect. To alleviate some of the uncertainty, we’ve outlined what your first ultrasound appointment will look like.

Understanding stroke

Posted on May. 26, 2021 ( comments)
Did you know that May is National Stroke Awareness Month? The word “stroke” alone can conjure up anxious thoughts, fear and questions. We’re here to answer some of the most common questions about strokes and to help ease your concerns. 

Chris Ladish, PhD: championing children’s mental health

Posted on May. 25, 2021 ( comments)
Well before the COVID-19 pandemic, our nation has been facing a pediatric mental health crisis.

Be READY to respond to a mental health crisis

Posted on May. 25, 2021 ( comments)
Teaching individuals how best to respond to a mental health crisis is the goal of the video program Real Emergency Aid Depends on You (READY), developed in part by MultiCare's Stephen Anderson, MD.

Stay hydrated in the spring and summer heat

Posted on May. 21, 2021 ( comments)
Being even slightly dehydrated during a workout can make a significant difference in how you feel and how well you perform. Tips to stay hydrated before, during and after your workout.