TCA Recognized for Donation to Local Hospital
May 31, 2011
Thanks to donations from Toray Composites America, children will have a more comfortable experience when they visit the new Emergency Department at MultiCare Good Samaritan Hospital in Puyallup, Wash. Good Samaritan has a reputation for providing compassionate care to many people in the local community, and TCA hopes that Toray’s donation to Good Samaritan Hospital will inspire pride in both employees and community members.
The region’s premier Level 3 trauma center, Good Samaritan serves as the health care hub for a growing area of more than 300,000 people. Good Samaritan is part of the not-for-profit MultiCare Health System, a leading-edge health organization made up of four hospitals, many integrated clinics, multi-specialty centers and 9,300 employees. Good Samaritan’s Emergency Department serves more patients than any other hospital in Pierce County, with more than 63,000 visits in 2010.
In February 2011, Good Samaritan’s modern new Emergency Department opened as part of a 357,000-square-foot, nine-level tower and enables the hospital staff to treat more patients with more advanced medical technology in a calming environment. The facility includes spacious patient rooms, robotic-assisted operating rooms and specialty service areas. The overall design incorporates features intended to cope with Mass Casualty Incidents (MCI) such as a volcanic eruption or earthquake.
These upgrades provide the new facility with the capability to provide better care for TCA employees and the community. In addition to 46 private treatment rooms and four triage rooms, the new Emergency Department features separate waiting areas for children and adults.
That’s where Toray’s donation makes a difference. Through five annual donations, TCA donated child-sized furnishings and a computer game kiosk for the children’s emergency waiting area, which is secluded from the emotionally charged area of ER admission and triage. In addition to featuring our company name on the home page of the game kiosk, Toray Composite America is listed on two prominently displayed contributors’ plaques. TCA has been pleased to contribute to organizations in the local area such as schools, food banks and the hospital. Fundraising and donation activities are strengthening the community and increasing civic recognition of the company name.
TCA is proud to have contributed locally and to have supported the continued growth and well-being of the Tacoma, Washington area.