St. Joseph Medical Center-Tacoma

Serving Tacoma and surrounding areas, St. Joseph Medical Center is ready to help you and your family achieve your best health, throughout all the stages of your life. Find a Virginia Mason Franciscan Health primary or specialty provider at clinics close to where you live or work.

Our health care services

We’ve built our programs based on your needs, recruiting the top specialists and investing in advanced technology. On-site services include:

  • A Family Birth Center with a Level III neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) and our new Midwifery Center at St. Joseph
  • Around-the-clock emergency services, including a Level II Trauma Center
  • Cancer care from the Puget Sound’s leading cancer specialists
  • Heart care at the South Sound’s largest heart and vascular center
  • Orthopedics care, including a joint replacement program that features a dedicated nurse navigator and care coordinator
  • Neuroscience services, including leading-edge Gamma Knife radiosurgery for brain tumors
  • And many more services
  • Emergency Services: St. Joseph Medical Center

    When a medical emergency happens, you want nearby, expert care. At St. Joseph Medical Center, our highly trained board-certified doctors, registered nurses and other specialists have years of expertise in advanced emergency and trauma care for patients of all ages.

    Emergency care in Tacoma

    Our emergency specialists provide care for people with the most serious and life-threatening conditions throughout the Tacoma area. Our expert services include:

    The skilled and experienced providers, nurses and staff at St. Joseph have specialized training in emergency and trauma medicine. That means we provide superior care for you and your loved ones in any medical emergency. For their skill and expertise, our teams have earned national recognition, including:

    • Accreditation for our hospital care from The Joint Commission
    • Advanced certification as a Primary Stroke Center from The Joint Commission
    • Beats national standards for door-to-balloon times for heart attack
    • Silver award for The Medal of Honor for Organ Donation from the United States Department of Health and Human Services
    • Accreditation of the Inpatient Acute Rehabilitation Unit by the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF International)

    Tacoma Trauma Center: Level II Trauma Care

    St. Joseph provides Level II trauma services for civilians and military personnel with critical illnesses and injuries. Trauma-care duty rotates every 24 hours with MultiCare Tacoma General Hospital and Madigan Army Medical Center.

    The Level II designation means that:

    • St. Joseph has a trauma surgeon on site when the facility is on trauma duty.
    • Cardiologists, cardiac surgeons, neurosurgeons and other medical specialists can respond within 20 minutes of being called.

    Choosing the right care location

    Where you go for your health care matters. Here's a quick summary of Virginia Mason Franciscan Health's services to help you choose the right level of treatment at the right time.

    Emergency Services

    For very serious or life-threatening conditions or trauma.

    Primary Care

    For common illnesses, minor injuries, routine health exams and long-term health maintenance.

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    Urgent Care

    For same-day care when your regular provider isn't available.

    Virtual Urgent Care

    For 24-hour care via phone or secure web chat with board-certified providers or nurse practitioners.

    Learn more about all four levels of our health care services and choosing the right care location .