Who We Are
Our Story: Long before Mary Bridge Children’s Hospital opened its doors in 1955, a group of women known as the Tacoma Orthopedic Association, now Mary Bridge Brigade, opened their hearts to the children of our community. Since 1921, they have dedicated their time, their resources, and their vision to advancing the health interests of children. In fact, this volunteer organization was the driving force in establishing Mary Bridge Children’s, Southwest Washington’s only hospital dedicated to the health care of children.
Mission Statement: The Mary Bridge Brigade is an organization of volunteers whose sole purpose is to further the interest of and aid in the support of Mary Bridge Children’s.
Vision Statement: The Mary Bridge Brigade is a recognized asset in our community working to support the health and safety of our children.
Mary Bridge Children’s is a member of MultiCare Health System. Separately licensed as a children’s hospital in the state of Washington, and state designated Level II Pediatric Trauma Center for Southwest Washington.
The funds we raise for Mary Bridge Children’s provide support for:
- Major medical equipment
- Uncompensated care
- Specialty pediatric programs
- Construction of new clinical facilities
- Improved medical technology
Mary Bridge Brigade contributes annually to Mary Bridge Children’s with volunteer time and financial contributions. Recent examples of our financial contributions include:
- Mary Bridge Health Center: $5 million
- Pediatric surgical suites: $750,000
- Pediatric emergency services: $3 million
- Uncompensated care: $2.5 million
A Speakers’ Bureau is available to provide information about Mary Bridge Brigade activities. If you are interested in a Mary Bridge Brigade representative speaking to your organization, please contact the Mary Bridge Brigade office at 253-403-1427 for more information.
Mary Bridge Brigade
PO Box 5299
Tacoma, WA 98415-0299
First Floor, West Wing
MultiCare Mary Bridge Children’s Health Center
311 South L St
Tacoma, WA 98405-3720