Swedish Edmonds Fire Response

Swedish Edmonds Fire Response

On Thursday, November 21, the Swedish Edmonds campus experienced a fire isolated in a lower-level, mechanical room at or about 7 PM. 

No injuries are reported. Swedish Edmonds medical staff and emergency personnel have acted quickly to ensure the safety of all patients and medical staff.

There is smoke damage at the hospital, resulting in a partial patient evacuation, with transfers expected to both Swedish Ballard and Providence Everett facilities.  We have confirmed that 11 patients from the Swedish Edmonds Emergency Department have been transferred to Providence Everett, and 1 OB patient to Swedish Ballard.

We are currently still confirming if additional patient transfers will be necessary. Current power outages in the hospital are not affecting patient safety.

(11/22/13 7:30 AM) Update: The majority of Swedish Edmonds is running on power. A portion of the hospital is currently without power. Patient safety is not affected at this time. Hospital staff and leaders continue to work quickly to restore power to all parts of the Swedish Edmonds campus.

Click here to read a release from Snohomish County Fire District 1.

(11/22/13 9:20 AM) Update: The Emergency Department is open. Patients and families who have questions about patients or any scheduled procedures for today (November 22) should first contact Swedish/Edmonds main switchboard at 425-640-4000.

(11/22/13 7:35 PM) Update: Additional generator capacity at Swedish Edmonds is in place and being gradually brought online to address the areas of the hospital currently without power. Site managers continue to prioritize patient care and services as they allocate power to meet Swedish Edmonds needs.

Comments
JUNE SCHILLE
I AM SO PROUD OF EVERYONE THAT WAS HERE THAT NIGHT. FROM LYLE AND AARON IN PLANT OPS,WHO DID THEIR BEST TO EXTINQUISH THE FIRE TO ELIZABETH AND YVONE THE SWITCHBOARD OPERATORS, WHO STAYED DOWN ON THE FLOOR AS THE PHONE ROOM FILLED WITH SMOKE. THEY CONTINUED TO MAKE THE NECCESSARY CALLS AFTER THE CODE RED ALARM WENT OFF. ONCE THEY WERE INSTRUCTED TO LEAVE THE BUILDING, THEY USED THEIR OWN PERSONAL CELL PHONES TO CONTINUE CALLING THE NECCESSARY PERSONNEL. EVERYONE HERE AT SWEDISH EDMONDS IS A HERO IN MY BOOK. JUNEBUG
11/25/2013 4:06:40 PM
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