MultiCare Medical Center Emergency Department, Tacoma, Wash., by GBJ Architecture
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MultiCare Medical Center Emergency Department, Tacoma, Wash., by GBJ Architecture
Oct 25, 2010 When pushed to double their planned capacity, two hospitals in Tacoma, Wash., find a joint solution to enhance the quality of care with a new, on-campus Emergency Department, designed by GBJ Architecture (2010 Healthcare Environments Awards, Acute Care, Honorable Mention).

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MultiCare Medical Center Emergency Department, Tacoma, Wash., by GBJ Architecture_01 Mary Bridge Children’s Hospital and Tacoma General Hospital share the new Emergency and Express Care Center at the Milgard Pavilion.
MultiCare Medical Center Emergency Department, Tacoma, Wash., by GBJ Architecture_02 The Milgard Pavilion expanded the existing ambulance drive to offer a new patient entry, complete with waiting space and improved patient/public access.
MultiCare Medical Center Emergency Department, Tacoma, Wash., by GBJ Architecture_03 GBJ Architecture created an easily identifiable “front door” for the emergency complex, with bright and spacious interiors that properly separate the children and adult sections of the hospital.
MultiCare Medical Center Emergency Department, Tacoma, Wash., by GBJ Architecture_04 The main reception room creates a positive and recognizable identity for the hospital.
MultiCare Medical Center Emergency Department, Tacoma, Wash., by GBJ Architecture_05 Glass dividers allow light to filter throughout the hospital's interior while upholding a sense of privacy.
MultiCare Medical Center Emergency Department, Tacoma, Wash., by GBJ Architecture_06 Having separate areas for children and adults, like this pediatric nurses station, reduces overcrowding and makes staffers more efficient.
MultiCare Medical Center Emergency Department, Tacoma, Wash., by GBJ Architecture_07 Light hues and natural-looking colors detract from the tech-heavy hospital equipment.
MultiCare Medical Center Emergency Department, Tacoma, Wash., by GBJ Architecture_08 A simple yet detailed ecumenical chapel serves to offer patients a relaxing place to seek spiritual comfort.