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.