Swedish / Edmonds - first phase of expansion completed

Sunday, June 29, 2014

A ribbon-cutting ceremony on June 27, 2014 opened a new Swedish /Edmonds three-story parking garage with more than 350 free parking spaces. Hospital administration and community leaders gathered to officially open the garage, which marked the first part of the largest expansion project for the hospital in more than 40 years. 


From left:  David Jaffe, Chief Executive Officer; Nancy Wood, Chief Nurse Executive; Edmonds Mayor Dave Earling; Carl Zapora, Superintendent at Verdant Health Commission; Sarah Zabel, Vice-President, Operations; and Maggie Keelen, Assistant Director of Major Gifts at Swedish Medical Center Foundation. Photo by Victoria Harris MD, IFPO

The construction project began six months ago and finished on time and under budget. Now that the garage is complete, the $63.5 million, 77,000-square-foot expansion work will begin. A new emergency department, urgent care center, outpatient diagnostic imaging center, spacious public lobby and more are projected to open in late 2015. Ground-breaking for the next stage of the project is expected in September 2014.

Swedish/Edmonds is licensed for 217 beds with a professional staff of about 1,500 employees. The hospital is nationally recognized having received the Distinguished Hospitals for Clinical Excellence™ Award from HealthGrades®, a leading independent source of physician information and hospital quality ratings, in 2011 and 2012. The hospital is also a recipient of “A” grade from the Leapfrog Group for patient safety, U.S. News Best Hospitals (#7 in Washington state) and its emergence department was recently received the Lantern Award from the Emergency Nurse Association. The hospital is located just off SR 99 in Snohomish County at 21601 76th Ave W, Edmonds 98026, 425-640-4000


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