It’s a new era of medical care for children in the South Sound. Mary Bridge Children’s Hospital will move out of the building it shares with MultiCare Tacoma General Hospital, and into its own building dedicated solely for the care of children. In the new hospital, located in Tacoma, Washington, every facet of care will be designed to meet children’s needs. The new Mary Bridge Children’s Hospital will be located across from the current location on existing campus space.
Construction will begin in early 2021 and is expected to be completed by the end of 2024. The hospital will have 82 private patient rooms with shelled space to meet future needs, 10 operating rooms, a pediatric intensive care unit, a hybrid interventional cardiology and radiology suite; dedicated MRI, CT and ultrasound, imaging, infusion center, endoscopy, lab and pharmacy services. The pediatric emergency department will have 38 treatment rooms and a pediatric mental health crisis stabilization unit.
The new Mary Bridge Children’s Hospital will be designed and built to create the best possible experience for children using the latest in Lean design and construction, including Integrated Project Delivery. The facility will incorporate recent technology, such as artificial intelligence, wayfinding and smart rooms. The patient and family experience will begin before the patient arrives with technology to enable digital check-in, provide clear directions and help them find a place to park in the new parking garage.
The project team includes CBRE, Vizient, Earl Swenson Associates, TGB Architects, Layton Construction and Abbot Construction.