MultiCare Good Samaritan is utilizing two additional floors to best serve the Puyallup and East Pierce County communities. The floors are part of the Dally tower on the hospital’s campus and were left deliberately unfinished when the tower originally opened in 2011. With the increase of community need, MultiCare Good Samaritan decided to develop the floors for use. Both floors opened Oct. 23.
Through the expansion, MultiCare Good Samaritan can now offer its local community a total of 80 additional beds, and a new post-surgical unit and Progressive Care Unit have been opened on the new floors. MultiCare Good Samaritan will also begin offering additional inpatient care and new programs, including the Substance Treatment and Recovery Training (START) for expecting moms.
“As we deliver on our goal of becoming the trusted medical provider of choice for every resident of East Pierce County, we need more beds in our hospital to keep up the number of people coming to us for care,” Good Samaritan Hospital President and Chief Operating Officer Chris Bredeson said. “We have had tremendous support from the community over the years and are pleased that we are able to expand to make sure our community can remain close to home when hospitalization is needed.”
Staff at MultiCare Good Samaritan had the opportunity to offer input on the floors’ design. The hospital intends to introduce additional expansions in 2019.