New Level II Nursery Opens at Swedish/Issaquah July 8; Service Provides Premature, Sick Infants with Special Care, Support

June 20, 2013

ISSAQUAH, Wash., June 20, 2013 — Swedish/Issaquah will open its new Level II Nursery on Monday, July 8, having recently received state approval to provide this vital service to the community. The Level II Nursery allows for premature and ill babies — born as early as 34 weeks gestational age — to stay at Swedish/Issaquah to receive the specialized, around-the-clock care they need from a specially trained team of experts.

Until now, babies born prematurely (less than 37 weeks gestational age) at Swedish/Issaquah were transferred to other area hospitals to receive neonatal care.

“Since opening, we’ve had to transfer nearly 30 premature or ill babies to other local hospitals so they could have access to dedicated neonatal car...