The first stage of the medical center opens next summer. Here are just some of the outpatient services that will launch in July 2011, including where they will be located at the new campus:
Here’s a recent aerial photo of the construction site:
When complete, it will look like this:
The project is moving along!
Here’s an informative article from the Issaquah Reporter about Swedish’s plans for the new hospital:
The last steel beam for Swedish’s new Issaquah hospital and outpatient center was lifted into place Aug. 6 in a special topping-off ceremony. The beam was signed by construction workers and hospital officials before being lifted into place atop the structure. The topping-off completes a construction milestone en route to the facility’s phase-one opening in July 2011 in the Issaquah Highlands. Once completed, it will be the first new hospital built in King County in 25 years and will include an ambulatory care center, five-story medical office building and acute-care community hospital.
This afternoon, Sellen Construction placed the last piece of structural steel on the medical office building portion of the new Swedish campus in the Issaquah Highlands.
View of the medical office building
What if you could build a brand-new hospital from scratch? How would you build it to be the most patient-friendly, forward-thinking facility of its kind? Swedish has that opportunity on this new Issaquah Highlands campus. Here are the top 10 reasons why this facility will be different:
Here are a couple renderings of the inside of the medical center. Swedish/Issaquah will not only be one of the most energy-efficient health-care facilities in the country, but a place with a comfortable atmosphere.
The medical center is designed to be a warm, comforting environment emphasizing natural light, spectacular views and healing gardens.
Main entry/lobby area