Swedish to Open Clinic in South Lake Union

SEATTLE – March 2, 2011 – Vulcan Real Estate today announced that Swedish will be opening a new primary care clinic in South Lake Union, representing the neighborhood’s first medical clinic. Set to open in mid-April, the new clinic will be located in the second phase of Amazon.com’s corporate headquarters on the corner of Mercer Street and Boren Avenue.
“Swedish will be a welcome presence in South Lake Union, delivering sought-after health care for workers and residents in the neighborhood,” said Ada M. Healey, vice president of real estate at Vulcan Inc. “A new clinic will complement the growing number of services and amenities in the area, and we’re looking forward to having Swedish become part of the South Lake Union community.”
“The South Lake Union clinic will incorporate several health care innovations designed to deliver an incredible patient experience,” said Swedish Medical Group Vice President Ray Williams. “We are committed to delivering the highest quality, value and service to our patients.”
The Swedish Medical Group, a collection of over 800 primary and specialty care providers, is opening its second downtown Seattle primary care clinic. The new 14,000-square-foot facility in South Lake Union will be home to four doctors and two advanced registered nurse practitioners. It will have extended hours to accommodate work day schedules and will be open from 7:00 am – 7:00 pm.
The new clinic has an innovative design that will improve patient access and quality of care, resulting in increased patient satisfaction. Each physician will work with his or her own dedicated team of health professionals to provide one-on-one, patient-focused care. Swedish is also introducing a walk-in option at the new clinic that will offer an opportunity for patients to receive same-day services for common ailments at a lower cost. This unique model will help physicians and nurses deliver an improved level of care while adapting to ongoing health care reform.
About Swedish
Established in 1910, Swedish has grown over the last 100 years to become the largest, most comprehensive non-profit health provider in the Greater Seattle area. It is comprised of three hospital campuses – First Hill, Cherry Hill, and Edmonds; freestanding emergency departments and ambulatory care centers in Ballard, Issaquah, Mill Creek and Redmond; a network of more than 40 primary-care and specialty clinics located throughout the Puget Sound area; and Swedish Visiting Nurse Services. In addition to general medical and surgical care, Swedish is known as a regional referral center, providing specialized treatment in areas such as cardiovascular care, cancer care, neuroscience, orthopedics, high-risk obstetrics, pediatric specialties, organ transplantation and clinical research. For more information, visit www.swedish.org.
About Vulcan Real Estate
Vulcan Real Estate directs all real estate activities for Vulcan Inc., a Paul G. Allen company. The company’s experienced, talented team of real estate professionals offers a full range of development services from site selection to build-to-suit construction. Its real estate model is based on quality, sustainable development that builds new value across the entire community. To date, Vulcan has delivered nearly 3.7 million square feet in 19 new office, biotech, residential and mixed-use projects in South Lake Union. The company has approximately 1.1 million square feet currently under construction and/or planned for delivery by 2013.  For more information, visit www.vulcanrealestate.com.

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