Fri 4 Sep 2009
In August, Swedish began excavation and groundwork on its 20-acre Issaquah Highlands hospital campus. In the coming months, trucks will move dirt along Discovery Drive as crews prepare the site for construction. Over the course of the next year, you will see our new hospital rising in phases as you walk or drive along Highlands Drive. In less than two years, residents will have a hospital at their “doorstep.” The first phase of the hospital campus – an energy-efficient medical office building and outpatient center – is expected to open in 2011. The hospital, including the first 80 beds, is scheduled to open in early 2012 with additional beds being added as construction continues.
When complete, Swedish will offer inpatient and outpatient medical services including oncology, cardiac care, obstetrics, pediatrics, primary care, neurosciences, emergency services, intensive care as well as a range of other medical and surgical services and specialists. The hospital is expected to create hundreds of local jobs in the healthcare field, while also giving a strong boost to the local construction industry and construction workers as well.
The official groundbreaking ceremony is scheduled in October.
For more information visit www.swedish.org/issaquah.