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Jokes and donor contributions propel third grader through cancer treatment

Posted on May. 5, 2021 ( comments)

When third grader Lilith Kahn is asked what she likes about Mary Bridge Children’s Hospital, she confidently says, “The nurses are super nice and funny — I always crack them up.”


Military veteran beats the odds against esophageal cancer

Posted on Apr. 28, 2021 ( comments)

If you saw Brett Nowlin today, you might see a vibrant 38-year-old out for a six-mile walk or playing disc golf at the park on a sunny day. You probably wouldn’t realize the obstacles he has overcome over the past few years. Brett bravely shares his story of beating the odds against esophageal cancer to bring awareness to one of the fastest growing cancers in the US today.

National Volunteer Week: celebrating MultiCare volunteers

Posted on Apr. 21, 2021 ( comments)

This week marks seven days of appreciation for the hundreds of team members who donate their time and talent to MultiCare – it’s National Volunteer Week.

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.

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.

The plan to eliminate barriers and provide 23,000 COVID-19 vaccines

Posted on Mar. 23, 2021 ( comments)
The COVID-19 pandemic, and especially vaccine distribution, continues to underscore health disparities. 
Lynn Tanuvasa

Diagnosed with colorectal cancer while pregnant: Lynn's story

Posted on Mar. 17, 2021 ( comments)

In February of 2020, Lynn Tanuvasa, 42, received the news she was hoping not to hear: the colonoscopy she’d just had showed that she had colon cancer. Then, just a few days later, Tanuvasa received even more life-changing news: she was pregnant.

Pulmonary rehabilitation: Q&A with Venkat Rajasurya, MD

Posted on Mar. 17, 2021 ( comments)
March 14th marked the beginning of Pulmonary Rehabilitation Week. MultiCare Pulmonologist Venkat Rajasurya, MD, answers common questions about pulmonory rehabilitation and the importance of these programs to the health and well-being of lung disease patients.

Tyval battles rare gastroenterological condition with the help of his Mary Bridge Children’s care team

Posted on Mar. 9, 2021 ( comments)
Like most 4 year olds, Tyval “Ty” Jackson has an infinite amount of energy.