View looking south
Here’s a fun look at the Issaquah hospital construction site. Construction continues at an aggressive pace! Literally, tons of re-bar and concrete are being installed and poured.
The former superintendent of the Issaquah School District now turns her attention to educating Swedish about what the community wants in its new hospital.
As of early March, Sellen Construction had poured 2,224 cubic yards of concrete and placed 286 tons of re-bar at the Swedish site. A majority of this material was used for the structural footing and foundation wall of the medical center.
Also in March, shoring wall, excavation and structural footing activities started for the Medical Office Building (MOB) portion of the facility. A second large crane has also been delivered and erected. As the project continues, this additional crane provides needed support in hoisting materials for the MOB and hospital wings.
After a brief hibernation on the site at the end of 2009, construction started back up at the Swedish/Issaquah Campus site in the Issaquah Highlands in mid-January. Work began on the facility’s foundation, including pouring concrete and bringing in a large crane that will be used to erect the structural steel (the “skeleton”) of the entire medical complex.
From here on out, construction will move at an aggressive pace. Over the next nine months, the new hospital and outpatient center will take shape — a good portion of the outside of the facility will be completed. And, the roof of the new campus will be in place just in time for the fall season. At that point, significant interior work will begin.
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 its new campus currently under construction in the Issaquah Highlands. In this video, learn about the new medical center which will open in two phases in 2011 and 2012. And, learn how Swedish is re-envisioning health care for the thriving Issaquah/Sammamish community.