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Mary Bridge Children’s providers recognized at Tacoma Pride

While Pride month is traditionally celebrated in June, the city of Tacoma extends its celebration through the end of July. This year at the Tacoma Pride celebration, two Mary Bridge Children’s providers were recognized by the Rainbow Center for their work and efforts to spread awareness, positivity and inclusion in the communities where they live and work. The annual awards celebrate the work and advocacy of individuals and organizations in Pierce County who are committed to serving the LGBTQIA+ community.



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Mary Bridge Children's Hospital releases renderings of new standalone hospital building

Mary Bridge Children's Hospital, the only Level II Pediatric Trauma Center in Western Washington, today released architectural renderings for its replacement hospital building that will bring a new standalone children's hospital facility to Tacoma.



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Emergency surgery at 2 months leads to healthy toddler and tremendous gratitude: the Kosty family’s story

Three-year-old Joe Kosty’s medical journey began long before he was born.



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YES Tacoma introduces “Girl Talk Youth Forum” summer programs for teens in the Tacoma Public School district

Youth Engagement Services (YES) Tacoma, a collaborative with Kids’ Mental Health Pierce County, Mary Bridge Children’s Hospital and Tacoma Public Schools, is hosting a series of free virtual group therapy sessions for teen girls ages 13-18 years old who are part of the Tacoma Public School district.



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Family-centric and multidisciplinary care helps patient thrive

Glenish Sotomayor didn't know her daughter Khalea had Trisomy 21, or Down syndrome, until after she was bor. Many times, the diagnosis is made through prenatal scans and tests, but this wasn't the case for her.



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How to use fireworks safely — and avoid a trip to the hospital

Emergency rooms across the state are urging caution and awareness as we approach the Fourth of July.



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Advocating for himself from a young age

Jameson, an energetic 5-year-old, works hard to teach others about why his body is different and how he is perfect just the way he is.



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Helping parents navigate conversations about kids and pandemic weight gain

Many of us have gained a few extra pounds during the pandemic and kids are no exception. What should parents do about it? Should they be concerned?



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What's new in infant sleep safety?

The United States Consumer Products Safety Commission has new rules that experts hope will make it easier for parents so that everyone stays safe and gets a good night’s rest. Are you aware of these changes?



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Best in the Puget Sound – 12 Mary Bridge Children's providers recognized by Seattle Magazine

Congratulations to our Mary Bridge Children’s providers who were included in this year’s Top Doctors list from Seattle Magazine.



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