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History of MultiCare Tacoma General Hospital

1882 Hospital

Tacoma General's beginnings trace back to the earliest days of the city of Tacoma. Founded in 1882, seven years before Washington achieved statehood, the Fannie C. Paddock Memorial Hospital opened its doors in a former dance hall on North Starr Street in what is now Old Town Tacoma.

Today, what was once the Fannie C. Paddock Memorial Hospital is now MultiCare Tacoma General Hospital, and the health care mission begun in that converted dance hall has evolved over the last 130 years into MultiCare Health System—the premier health care system in the South Puget Sound region.

130th Anniversary Slideshow

Tacoma General Hospital - Over the Years in Photos

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Employees Show Their Anniversary Spirit

Tacoma General 130th Anniversary People in Park