MultiCare opens state-of-the-art neighborhood emergency department in Lacey

TACOMA, Wash. — MultiCare Health System opens a new 10,000-square-foot neighborhood emergency department in Lacey Dec. 13 at 7:30 a.m. The new facility is located at 4312 Pacific Ave. SE.

MultiCare Emergency Lacey was built in response to the growing need in the community for emergent medical needs and will provide around-the-clock care with the convenience of being in patients’ own neighborhood.

The new neighborhood department features 10 exam rooms; on-site radiology services such as X-ray, ultrasound, and CT scans; and an in-house lab and will be staffed by board-certified emergency physicians.

MultiCare Emergency Lacey also includes dedicated pediatric services and spaces. The new facility offers extended visiting hours and free on-site parking. The emergency department will be open year-round, 24 hours a day.

“This facility will provide a different experience — treating patients faster and more efficiently, but with the same level of high-quality care as our hospital-based facilities,” says Will Callicoat, president of MultiCare Capital Medical Center in Olympia. “Expanding access to care in the Olympia area was part of the promise MultiCare made when we purchased Capital Medical Center. It’s wonderful to be able to watch that promise come to fruition with projects like this one.”

MultiCare Emergency Lacey has partnered with Emerus, a national leader in small-format hospitals and off-campus emergency departments, to help open and operate the new facility. It’s MultiCare’s fifth neighborhood emergency department in the Puget Sound.

Emerus is renowned for its commitment to transforming emergency care by providing an exceptional, compassionate patient experience in a cost-efficient manner. MultiCare is dedicated to the health and wellness of the people of the Pacific Northwest, delivering high-quality services needed by communities and neighborhoods throughout the region.