Swedish Edmonds wins senior-friendly award
Swedish Edmonds’ new Ambulatory Care Center has won Modern Healthcare magazine’s most senior-friendly facility award.
Brian Uyesugi, the project’s senior associate, lives in Edmonds.
The hospital's $63.5 million expansion, which opened last year, is the largest expansion at Swedish Edmonds, formerly Stevens Hospital, in more than 40 years.
“It’s an honor for the Swedish Edmonds Ambulatory Care Center to be recognized as a senior-friendly facility by Modern Healthcare,” said Jennifer Graves, chief executive, Swedish Edmonds.
“We value and respect our seniors and wanted to be sure that our new facility was reminiscent of the history here in Edmonds, accessible and an environment in which all can feel truly comfortable.”
The two-story, 77,000-square-foot facility features a new front entry and new emergency department, a new outpatient diagnostic imaging and observation space (with additional imaging and observation units to come), and a new gift shop and Starbucks shop.
Swedish says the new front entry and flagship emergency room were designed to offer higher quality patient care, greater privacy and reduced wait times.