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Issaquah Links & Resources

 Here are some links and related resources for Swedish Issaquah:

April Showers Bring...More Swedish/Issaquah

We’re just a few months away from opening stage one of the new Swedish Medical Center. We hope you save the date Saturday, July 9 for our grand opening community event that will include tours, activities, giveaways and fun for the whole family. And, hopefully a lot of sunshine and NO rain! We’re combining our event with Highlands Days, so it is sure to be a day full of celebration.

The campus on a semi-sunny day in March          

In the meantime, here’s a summary of what will take place on the Issaquah site in April:

February Update: We "Heart" the Highlands

This will be a big year for the Swedish project, with the first phase of the medical center opening in July.

We have come a long way in a year. Here’s what’s happening in February on the construction site:

Photo of site on Feb. 3, 2010

Photo of site on Feb. 3, 2011

Hospital & Central Wings:

Happy New Year: A January Swedish/Issaquah Update

What’s happening at Swedish Issaquah?

Happy New Year to you and yours! As we enter the mid part of the month, Swedish continues to work at an aggressive pace at the Issaquah construction site.

The exterior finish work will be complete by end of January for both the hospital wings and the medical office building, showcasing a mix of pre-cast concrete, Swiss pearl, metal panel, brick masonry and glass curtainwall.

Interior build-out continues throughout all floors ranging from paint, mechanical and electrical equipment trim, ceramic tile, ceilings and casework installation. Concurrently around the site, ground preparation for landscaping and irrigation systems continues. 

Working in a Winter Wonderland: December Swedish Issaquah Update

Work continues at a fast pace at Swedish/Issaquah. Specifically, the crew is enclosing the building with exterior finishes to protect interior work from the cold, windy and wet weather coming our way. Mechanical, plumbing, electrical and drywall work continues within the interior spaces of the hospital wings, while painting and installing ceiling assemblies and floor finishes will finish up on level 1 of the medical office building. Between January 2010 (when major work started) through end of August 2010, construction has generated 709 tons of mixed-waste material, with 643 tons of it diverted to recycling.

What's Happening in November at Swedish Issaquah?

As the holiday months approach, Swedish continues to work at an aggressive pace at the Issaquah Highlands construction site. The new medical center is definitely taking shape since starting major work in January 2010. The project peeks through the hilltop’s trees, and can be seen from miles away traveling from Bellevue to Issaquah along 1-90.

In November work continues on the exterior skin at the hospital wings: masonry and precast will be finishing up, while glass and glazing will begin mid-month. Work also continues on installing the roof and screening elements.

Hospital Wings

For the interior of the hospital wings, build-out work moves forward that includes wall, ceiling and elevator installation. Painting will start in the center wing on Level G at the end of November.

Medical Office Building

Charging ahead in November, the Medical Office Building’s exterior glass framing will be installed through Level 5, and glazed-in up to Level 4. In addition, installation of the roof membrane continues.

Interior work includes the start of painting and placing ceramic tile, along with the ceiling grid beginning at the end of November, starting on Level 1. Like the hospital wings, progress continues on elevator work as well.

For the campus as a whole, efforts “tying-in” site utilities to the City’s infrastructure continues, including power, natural gas, storm and sewer lines.

Looking good!

Here’s a recent aerial photo of the construction site:

August 2010

When complete, it will look like this:

Rendering of when the new medical center is complete.

The project is moving along!

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