MultiCare Tacoma General Hospital

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Tacoma General Hospital
MultiCare Health System
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Location Tacoma, Washington, United States
Funding Not-for-profit
Emergency department Level II trauma center
Helipad Yes
Beds 437
Founded 1882
Lists Hospitals in Washington

MultiCare Health System's Tacoma General Hospital is the largest hospital in Tacoma, Washington. It is a level II trauma center with 437 beds and the second largest obstetrical care center in the state of Washington.[1] Tacoma General began serving patients in 1882.[2] The hospital is owned and operated by MultiCare Health System, a Tacoma-based not-for-profit integrated health organization.[3]


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 largest health care system in the South Puget Sound region.


Tacoma General has 437 licensed beds. It is a level II adult trauma center and contains 16 operating rooms, 4 cardiac catheterization labs, a 21-bed medical surgical intensive care unit, a 25-bed cardiac care unit, and level IV neonatal intensive care unit. Tacoma General is physically attached to Mary Bridge Children's Hospital, which is also run by MultiCare. Mary Bridge has 72 licensed beds and is a level II pediatric trauma center.[4]


In 2007 Tacoma General had 14,185 inpatient admissions (14,723 with Neonates), delivered 3,149 babies, performed 6,818 surgeries, conducted 32,121 home health visits, received 40,724 emergency room visits, and 64,904 outpatient visits (excluding ER). In 2007, Mary Bridge Children's Hospital had 3,990 medical and surgical inpatient admissions, 359 pediatric intensive care unit admissions, performed 5,392 surgeries, received 30,147 emergency department visits, and 41,055 outpatient clinic visits.[5][6][7]


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Coordinates: 47°15′33″N 122°27′12″W / 47.2593°N 122.4532°W / 47.2593; -122.4532