Thursday, May 6, 2010

Swedish ER & ambulatory care center breaks ground in Redmond

News & Events Swedish Medical Center / Seattle:

"April 30, 2010 – After 18 months of planning, Swedish recently broke ground on a new freestanding emergency department and ambulatory care center in Redmond.

Excavation began April 12, and the facility is scheduled to be complete by the end of 2010. The site is located at 18100 Union Hill Road. A community groundbreaking ceremony will be held later this spring.

“The new facility will provide a vital service to a fast-growing area,” said Kevin Brown, Swedish senior vice president and chief administrative officer. “People who live and work in the Greater Redmond area can travel 15 to 30 minutes, sometimes in heavy traffic, for medical care in an emergency.”

The Redmond ER will be patterned after a highly successful model Swedish developed in Issaquah."  Read More

Posted by Yoder
Source:  Swedish Website


Anonymous said...

So we've gone from no ER to TWO ERs (Evergreen @ Bella Bottega) in a matter of days?

Where will they find their patients?

Bob Yoder said...

That's a very good question! Evergreen and Swedish off-site ER facilities will help them "capture" new patients. According to an Evergreen marketing manager, many patients go to an ER for their first doctor visit; off-site ER facilities are the "big thing" now in generating new patients for integrated healthcare systems -- across the country.