Anne Reedy, MBA, CRA
MultiCare Institute for Research & Innovation
314 Martin Luther King, Jr. Way, Suite 402
Tacoma, WA 98405
MultiCare Health System is comprised of three adult hospitals and one pediatric hospital along with over 90 out-patient clinics and primary care providers. MultiCare employs over 500 physicians including primary care providers and specialists. A major strength of the MultiCare research program is the depth and breadth of MultiCare’s integrated health network which includes nearly limitless opportunities for research in multiple settings including in-patient and out-patient settings with both adult and pediatric populations. Also important to note is the fact that MultiCare is amongst the top 3% of institutions nationwide in regard to the utilization of electronic health records (EPIC) which allows research within the System to be fully connected within in- and out-patient facilities.
The mission of the MultiCare Health System Institute for Research & Innovation (MIRI) is to promote, foster, and sustain the highest quality, cutting edge research within the medical system thereby advancing the quality of patient care. Since 1983, MultiCare researchers have been conducting both in- and out-patient clinical trials (Phase II and III, as well as Phase I Oncology) in a wide range of therapeutic areas. Our staff includes 15 full time, experienced coordinators and research assistants to include a tenured RN, six Medical Assistants, seven certified clinical research coordinators, a full-time regulatory document specialist, a senior PharmD, and certified physician investigator research supervisor, and a research manager. We work with a host of experienced investigators specializing in a variety of therapeutic areas. MultiCare maintains a 24-hour pharmacy, lab, and radiology services.
Recognizing the importance of expedient study start-up, we are able to work with central IRBs and are committed to a swift contract and budget review. All budgets and contracts are reviewed concurrently with IRB review. We pride ourselves in our ability to expedite study commencement and provide exceptional research staff.
MultiCare Health System has been conducting research since 1983. MultiCare researchers have been engaged in the following types of clinical research:
We have partnered with the following Sponsors and CROs:
MultiCare offers both in-patient and out-patient facilities to include three adult hospitals, one pediatric hospital, and numerous primary care and specialty clinics. The Institute's primary office is located at 314 Martin Luther King, Jr Way, Suite 402, Tacoma, Washington. We are just steps away from Tacoma General and Mary Bridge Children's Hospitals. We also occupy office space and exam rooms within six out-patient specialty clinics located throughout the Puget Sound area and at Good Samaritan Hospital in Puyallup.
The following equipment/systems are available within the MultiCare Institute for Research & Innovation for use in our clinical studies:
MultiCare Health System patients represent a diverse population in ethnicity, age, race, and sociodemographics.
While MultiCare Health Systems maintains its own IRB, the MultiCare Institute for Research & Innovation is free to utilize the services of the Sponsor's central IRB to promote swift study execution. Additionally, at the present time, MultiCare does not require review by a scientific review committee prior to submission to the central IRB.