This 320-bed regional medical center is located on a hillside overlooking the port and downtown Tacoma, Washington. They have been ranked among the Top 100 Hospitals in the US 7 times! Tacoma is Washington’s third largest city and located very close to its largest, Seattle. This city on the bay is the major center for international trade along the Pacific Ocean. Tacoma has a rich history and is known as the birthplace of “garage rock” from which very popular 1960’s bands like The Wailers, The Sonics and Paul Revere and the Raiders as well as surf rockers The Ventures were from. This movement is credited to the founding of the well-known music scene that still exists today in Seattle.