COVID-19 Vaccine Updates

As of April 15, 2021, everyone in Washington age 16 and over is eligible to get the COVID-19 vaccine. Please visit our vaccine page for information on how to schedule an appointment.


Brain tumor can’t stop Evangeline from spreading joy and playing pranks

Posted on Apr. 15, 2021 ( comments)
The first thing you’ll notice about Evangeline Lovie-Garcia, 9, is her infectious laugh. Pull a prank or tell a joke about bodily functions, and you’re sure to hear it.
News image: Tips for managing seasonal allergies

Seasonal allergies: Tips, treatments and solutions from an ENT

Posted on Apr. 14, 2021 ( comments)
Tips for minimizing exposure to pollen and some treatment options if you experience symptoms of seasonal allergies.

Corks & Crush virtual fundraising event to benefit stroke care at MultiCare Good Samaritan Hospital

Posted on Apr. 14, 2021 ( comments)
In 2014, Dale Wilkinson arrived by ambulance at MultiCare Good Samaritan Hospital after experiencing a seizure. 

How to prepare for allergy season

Posted on Apr. 12, 2021 ( comments)
Spring in the Inland Northwest means sunny days, blossoming trees, and colorful flower buds — but for many, it can also mean seasonal allergies. Seasonal allergies often begin in February or March and last through early summer, though a variety of factors including precipitation levels, mild winter temperatures, and climate can extend the allergy season well into the fall.

Kids and the COVID-19 vaccine—What do parents need to know?

Posted on Apr. 12, 2021 ( comments)
Governor Inslee recently announced that as of April 15, all Washingtonians over age 16 will be eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine. This is great news as we collectively work to put an end to the pandemic, but there are still questions and concerns about the vaccine for children.
Capital Medical Center

Capital Medical Center Joins MultiCare Health System

Posted on Apr. 1, 2021 ( comments)

MultiCare Health System welcomes Capital Medical Center to the family on April 1 with the acquisition of the Olympia-based hospital.

Women's History Month: The early days of Deaconess

Posted on Mar. 31, 2021 ( comments)
This Women's History Month, we look back at the women behind the founding of MultiCare Deaconess Hospital.

Tips for safe spring break travel

Posted on Mar. 29, 2021 ( comments)

So many of us have the travel bug and are itching to get out of town, especially with spring break right around the corner.

COVID-19 vaccines and pregnancy: what you should know

Posted on Mar. 26, 2021 ( comments)
Should you get a COVID-19 vaccine if you’re pregnant, breast-feeding or planning to become pregnant? We spoke with board-certified obstetrician/gynecologist Loren Molina, MD, to better understand current guidelines. 

Spring safety tips for outdoor workers

Posted on Mar. 23, 2021 ( comments)