Issaquah Medical Care and the new Swedish Hospital

On November 1, 2011, the final phase of the Swedish Issaquah Hospital was completed. The completion of the hospital is the first full-service ground-up hospital built in the Seattle metropolitan area in over a quarter of a century. The hospital complex now includes a five-story medical office building housing primary and specialty care clinics, the Swedish Cancer Institute, a full-service emergency department, a pharmacy, laboratories, imaging center and eight retail stores. Also on November 1st, 80 inpatient beds became available - which will grow to  eventually include 175 beds as patient volumes grow. 

As a part of the hospital, there are certain specialty areas which include;

The Swedish/Issaquah Childbirth Center. The Center includes a staff of over 100 professionals and includes eight labor, delivery and recovery birthing rooms as well as postpartum suites. The rooms include Jacuzzi tubs, a sleeping area for husbands or partners, stereo systems with iPod jacks, and a hotel room service-style dining program.

Medical/Surgical Inpatient Unit. Each room is designed to create efficiencies for staff, and is large enough to accommodate the needs of family members by including pull-out couches. In addition to accommodating longer-term stays, the hospital emergency room has a goal to treat everyone within 90 minutes or less.

Retail Stores and Cafe 1910.   The hospital includes 16,000 square feet of retail space which include several unique shops, a drop-in child-care center for parents of children ages six weeks to 12 years old and Cafe 1910, a restaurant-style cafe. Cafe 1910, named for the year Swedish opened its doors, has no deep-fat fryers and does not sell soft drinks.

As a result of the completion of the Swedish medical center in Issaquah, the new facility has created almost 1,000 jobs in Issaquah.

Danny Evatt is a REALTOR® and Broker with Windermere, serving the communities of Issaquah, Sammamish and Snoqualmie, Washington. The statements and opinions expressed herein are his own.


Danny Evatt, REALTOR® is a Real Estate Agent with Coldwell Banker Danforth, serving the communities of Issaquah, Sammamish, Snoqualmie, North Bend & Fall City.

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