Dedicated to Caring for Kids
Mary Bridge Children's Hospital was established in 1955, through the perseverance of the dedicated women of the Tacoma Orthopedic Association (now the Mary Bridge Brigade). They were convinced of the need for a specialized health care center in Tacoma to serve the children of the South Puget Sound region.
Key funding came from the estate of Dr. Albert W. Bridge, a pioneer physician who practiced in Eatonville and Tacoma. The hospital was named for his mother.
Today, Mary Bridge has grown from being the only pediatric hospital in the South Sound dedicated to a comprehensive regional network of health services for children. From primary care to emergency services, from inpatient care to outpatient specialty clinics throughout the region, Mary Bridge Children's Hospital & Health Network specializes in meeting the health needs of kids.
Our children's hospital provides specialized pediatric care, equipment and facilities that aren't available in most communities. Our family-centered care philosophy is the cornerstone of all that we do and our entire network of clinics and programs provides services and accommodations for families in a child-friendly environment — a place where kids get better quicker.
When kids need care, Mary Bridge is there, offering children and families:
- Dedicated pediatric primary care
- Advanced pediatric specialty care
- Pediatric trauma center
- Child- and family-centered care philosophy
- Financial resources to meet the health care needs of all children, regardless of ability to pay
- Outreach programs promoting health and safety.