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Accreditation

MultiCare's hospitals, programs and services are accredited by many national health care organizations.

Hospital, Home Health and Hospice Accreditation

MultiCare Health System hospitals, Home Health, and Hospice services are accredited by the Joint Commission. This accreditation is a nationwide seal of approval indicating that we meet high performance standards related to the quality and safety of our patient care.

Health Care Services Accreditation

2011 Awards and Recognition

  • MultiCare.org was awarded the “Distinction Award for Best Overall Internet Site for a Healthcare System” from eHealthcare Strategy & Trends, the premiere national organization that focuses on the ways leading-edge health care organizations use the Internet and technology to achieve their objectives.

  • MultiCare Good Samaritan and Mary Bridge Children's Hospitals have earned the 2011 “Best Hands on Care Award” from the Washington State Hospital Association.

  • For the 14th time, MultiCare Tacoma General Hospital ranks No. 1 as the region’s preferred choice for health care, as chosen by local residents surveyed by National Research Corp.

  • MultiCare Tacoma General Hospital’s Family Birth Center and the MultiCare Mary Bridge Pediatric Heart Center received the 2011 Warren Featherstone Reid Award for Excellence in Health Care for their pioneering work in screening newborns for heart defects.

  • MultiCare Regional Cancer Center was recognized by the Association of Community Cancer Centers with the 2011 Innovation Award for improving the patient experience.
  • Dr. Daniel Ginsberg was named "Best Doctor" in Tacoma as chosen by readers for the KOMO Communities Best of 2011 list.

  • MultiCare Health System was named one of the nation’s Most Wired health care organizations for the third year in a row, according to Hospitals & Health Networks magazine.

  • MultiCare Tacoma General Hospital has received the American Heart Association’s Get With The Guidelines Gold Performance Achievement Award for its commitment to a higher standard of cardiac care.

  • Dr. Chad Krilich, a Regional Medical Director for MultiCare Medical Associates, was honored this week as one of the Business Examiner newspaper's "40 Under Forty."

  • BRIDGES: A Center for Grieving Children at Mary Bridge Children’s Hospital received a 2011 Healthcare Champions Award from the Business Examiner.

  • The Inpatient Pharmacy at MultiCare Allenmore Hospital in Tacoma received the Patriot Award in recognition of their support for a co-worker’s service in the Air National Guard.

  • Thirteen physicians who work at MultiCare Health System hospitals were recognized as Seattle magazine’s 2011 Top Doctors.

  • Kathy Scheffer, Nurse Manger, Imaging, was awarded the 2011 Association for Radiologic and Imaging Nursing (ARIN) Nurse of the Year Award.

  • MultiCare Tacoma General Hospital ranks No. 5 on U.S. News & World Report's "Best Hospitals" list for the Seattle metropolitan area. Tacoma General is the only hospital in Pierce County and one of only 11 hospitals in the Seattle metro area to received the national recognition, out of 35 area hospitals considered.

  • Debby Jackson, Mary Bridge, RD was selected the 2011 Washington Association of Diabetes Educators Diabetes Educator of the Year

  • Three MultiCare Health System nursing staff were honored by the Northwest Organization of Nurse Executives (NWONE)
    • Marcia Johnson, RN, Vice President of Patient Care at MultiCare Good Samaritan Hospital, received the Authentic Leadership award.
    • Jo Ellen Vanatta, RN, MSN, Senior Vice President and Chief Nurse Executive at MultiCare Health System, received the Recognition of a Distinguished Career award.
    • Tracy Dunham, RN, from the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) at MultiCare Tacoma General Hospital, received the Excellence in Health Care or Nursing Advocacy award.

  • MultiCare Health System has been approved as a "Commitment Level" Center of Excellence in Minimally Invasive Gynecology™ by the Council for Gynecologic Endoscopy and the Surgical Review Corporation (SRC).

  • MultiCare Health System is the top-ranked health care system in Washington in a list of the most efficient and integrated networks, coming in at No. 8 on the 2011 Top 100 Integrated Health Networks list.

2010 Awards and Recognition

  • MultiCare Tacoma General Hospital received the Gold Performance Award for showing improvement in the treatment of acute myocardial infarction patients through implementation of the ACTION Registry®–GWTGTM and the in-hospital initiation of the American College of Cardiology/ American Heart Association STEMI/ NSTEMI clinical guideline recommendations. Tacoma General is the only award winner in the South Puget Sound area.

  • MultiCare.org was awarded the “Distinction Award for Best Overall Internet Site for a Healthcare System” from eHealthcare Strategy & Trends, the premiere national organization that focuses on the ways leading-edge health care organizations use the Internet and technology to achieve their objectives.

  • For the 13th time, MultiCare Tacoma General Hospital ranks No. 1 as the region’s preferred choice for health care. The not-for-profit Tacoma General is the only hospital in Pierce County to win the 2010-2011 Consumer Choice Award, as chosen by local residents surveyed by National Research Corp.

  • The MultiCare Emergency Departments and Cancer Center was byNorthwest Construction magazine as Best of 2010 in the Health Care category. The annual competition recognizes construction and design excellence in the three-state region that includes Washington, Oregon and Alaska.

  • MultiCare’s four hospitals have earned the 2010 “Best Hands-on Care Award” from the Washington State Hospital Association. MultiCare hospitals were the only medical facilities in the South Sound to be recognized for their hand hygiene. MultiCare has won the "Best Hands-on Care Award" every year since the honor was created in 2007.
  • MultiCare Health System has been named one of the nation’s Most Wired health systems according to Health IT magazine. MultiCare is one of only two health systems in Western Washington to earn this distinction.

  • The Cardiovascular Intensive Care Unit and the Coronary Care Unit at MultiCare Tacoma General Hospital has been recognized as among the top in the country by the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses by being awarded the Beacon Award of Excellence.
  • MultiCare Health System’s Regional Cancer Center received the American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer’s Outstanding Achievement Award for excellence in providing quality care to cancer patients.

  • MultiCare's Healthy@Work program was awarded two Pierce County WorkWell Awards at the 4th Annual Healthy Breakfast Showcase March 23rd, the WorkWell Gold Designation and the Happy Heart Achievement Award.

  • Economic Development Board of Tacoma-Pierce County recognized Good Samaritan and the new Tacoma Emergency Departments as significant economic development projects in 2009.

  • Linda Wayman-Davis, a long-time nurse with MultiCare Tacoma General Hospital Cardiovascular Intensive Care Unit, has won the Pierce County Nurses Association Nurse of the Year Award.

  • American Council of Engineering Companies of Washington awarded the MultiCare Steam Plant a Silver Award in the Energy category.

  • MultiCare Good Samaritan Hospital President, John Long, was named Outstanding Health Care Executive-Puget Sound by Seattle Business Magazine.

  • Bridges: A Center for Grieving Children won a City of Destiny Award from the City of Tacoma for its work with children who experience the death of a parent or sibling.

  • MultiCare Health System earned the highest ranking among West Coast health systems for its efficiency and integrated health care network and also placed fourth in national rankings on the 2010 Top 100 Integrated Health Networks list.

2009 Awards and Recognition

  • The National Research Corporation (NRC), has honored Tacoma General with the 2009/10 Consumer Choice award, based on surveying regional consumers.

  • The National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) and the American Diabetes Association (ADA) recognized 34 MultiCare Medical Group physicians for providing high quality care to patients with diabetes.

  • MultiCare Health System was awarded the 2009 HIMSS Davies Organizational Award of Excellence for our Electronic Health Record.

  • MultiCare Health System placed sixth nationally on an annual listing of integrated health networks (IHN), as compiled by SDI (formerly Verispan).

  • MultiCare Health System earned Best Large Business, while Tacoma General Hospital earned Best Hospital and Best Place to Have a Baby by readers of South Sound Magazine.

  • MultiCare Health System was named one of the nation's 100 Most Wired Health Systems and one of the 25 Most Wireless Health Systems by Hospital & Health Network Magazine.

  • John VanBuskirk, DO, was named Physician of the Year for 2009 by the Home Care Association of Washington.

2008 Awards and Recognition

  • The National Research Corporation (NRC), has honored Tacoma General with the 2008/09 Consumer Choice award, based on surveying regional consumers.

  • VHA West Coast Performance Awards Certificate of Recognition:
    • Community Benefit, MultiCare Center For Healthy Living
    • Clinical Performance Achievement to Tacoma General, Allenmore and Good Samaritan hospitals
    • Innovation is going to the Mary Bridge Parenting Partnership

  • VHA West Coast Award Trophy Community Benefit and Team Collaboration:
    • The Community Benefit: Nurse Camp
    • The Team Collaboration Trophy Heart Failure Community Transition Program at Tacoma General Hospital
  • “Distinction Award for Best Overall Website for a Healthcare System” from eHealthcare Strategy & Trends.

  • The Auburn Area Chamber of Commerce has recognized MultiCare Health System as the “Chamber Member of the Year.”

  • MultiCare Health System recently received national recognition from the American Heart Association as a Gold Level Start! Fit-Friendly Company.
    • MultiCare is also one of only 12 companies recognized nationally with the Community Fitness Innovation Award, in addition to achieving the Gold Level recognition.
  • Allenmore C Building has been chosen as a Building of America project and will be featured in the upcoming Real Estate & Construction Review-2009 Northwest Edition.

  • MultiCare Health System has received the Hope Award from the National Multiple Sclerosis Society of Washington.

  • MultiCare won several Aster Awards, which recognize excellence in health care marketing, including two gold medals. Gold medals were received for 2007 Mary Bridge Children’s Hospital transit and newspaper series advertising. MultiCare also won silver and bronze Aster awards for 2007 Gig Harbor MultiCare Medical Park print and television advertising.

  • Mary Bridge Children’s Hospital & Health Center’s Vice President & Administrator Mady Murrey, RN, MN is the 2008 recipient of the VHA West Coast Passion Award.

  • Area consumers have once again selected Tacoma General Hospital as the hospital they would choose for their health care. That’s the finding of National Research Corporation (NRC), which has honored Tacoma General with the 2008/09 Consumer Choice award.

2007 Awards and Recognition

  • Highest federal-government rating for quality - MultiCare Breast Health Mammography Program sites
  • Highest hand washing compliance in the state of Washington in the second quarter 2007 - Tacoma General and Allenmore Hospitals
  • National mentor hospital for Rapid Response Team and Code STEMI programs - Tacoma General
  • Tacoma School District's "Doctor of the Year" award for the 2006-2007 - Mary Bridge Endocrine Clinic
  • Verispan Top 100 Integrated Health Networks
  • VHA Award for Best Practice for Ventilator Associated Pneumonia Reduction - Allenmore Hospital
  • VHA Leadership Award for Clinical Excellence (Transformation of the Tacoma General ICU/CVICU) - Tacoma General
  • VHA West Coast Excellence in Community Benefit

2006 Awards and Recognition

  • 2006 Vaccines For Children Award excellence in vaccination handling - East Hill Clinic (Kent)
  • MultiCare Neuroscience Center of Washington named a Center of Excellence by the World Health Organization
  • HA 2006 Team Collaboration Award for Code STEMI Team - Tacoma General
  • Highest federal government rating for quality - MultiCare Breast Health Mammography Program sites
  • Verispan Top 100 Integrated Health Networks