TACOMA, WA — MultiCare is pleased to announce that Laureen Driscoll, MBA, MSN, RN, has been named as the new president of Tacoma General and Allenmore hospitals.
Driscoll most recently served as the president of MultiCare Deaconess Hospital in Spokane. She joined MultiCare in 2016 as vice president of operations, with the primary role as operational lead for MultiCare's acquisition of Deaconess Hospital, Valley Hospital and the integration of Rockwood Health System into MultiCare.
Prior to joining MultiCare, Driscoll served as chief operating officer for Swedish Cherry Hill Campus in Seattle and vice president of Swedish Heart and Vascular Institute.
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"Laureen knows firsthand what it is like to provide hands-on care for patients and to be with their families. Laureen's clinical nursing experience provides her with an invaluable bond to our team members who provide care to people and families every day," said Florence Chang, MultiCare's executive vice president and chief operating officer. "Laureen has a proven record of expanding access to health care services as part of MultiCare's vision of becoming the highest value system of health in the Pacific Northwest."
Driscoll is passionate regarding patient safety, quality, and service excellence. She enjoys collaborating and strategizing with teams on how to improve patient outcomes, experience, and organizational effectiveness.
"As an RN, I will always be a caregiver at heart. I look forward to getting to know the teams at Tacoma General, Allenmore, and our surrounding communities as we partner together to promote healing and health," Driscoll said. "This pandemic adds urgency to our work and reminds each and every one of us that the work we do is essential for individuals, families and entire communities."
In her new position, Driscoll will oversee both Tacoma General Hospital and Allenmore hospitals. Tacoma General has a total of 437 beds, 24-hour emergency services and Level II Adult Trauma Center, 16 operating rooms, a 25-bed coronary care unit and several Intensive Care Units by specialty. Allenmore Hospital has 130 beds, eight surgery suites, a 6-bed adult intensive care unit and a newly expanded 24/7 emergency department.
MultiCare is a not-for-profit health care organization with more than 18,000 team members, including employees, providers and volunteers. MultiCare has been caring for our community for well over a century, since the founding of Tacoma's first hospital and today is the largest community-based, locally governed health system in the state of Washington.
MultiCare's comprehensive system of health includes numerous primary care, urgent care and specialty services — including MultiCare Indigo Urgent Care, Pulse Heart Institute and MultiCare Rockwood Clinic, the largest multispecialty clinic in the Inland Northwest region.
MultiCare's network of care includes 10 hospitals:
MultiCare Allenmore Hospital, Tacoma
MultiCare Auburn Medical Center, Auburn
MultiCare Covington Medical Center, Covington
MultiCare Deaconess Hospital, Spokane
MultiCare Good Samaritan Hospital, Puyallup
Mary Bridge Children's Hospital, Tacoma
MultiCare Tacoma General Hospital, Tacoma
MultiCare Valley Hospital, Spokane Valley
Navos Behavioral Health Hospital
Wellfound Behavioral Health Hospital