Ten years ago, EvergreenHealth built the eight-story Silver Tower on its Kirkland campus, opening the building with five completed floors and three shells ready to be used at a later date, in anticipation of increasing growth and community need. Now, the health system has taken advantage of much of the space it set aside, opening a Cardiovascular & Neurosurgical Care Unit in April.
The new 31-bed unit offers the latest patient-care technologies to those receiving critical care and treatment while recovering from cardiovascular and neurosurgical procedures. The unit creates an environment of care that promotes well-being, and service and safety for patients, families and caregivers.
The Cardiovascular & Neurosurgical Care Unit follows the opening of EvergreenHealth’s Progressive Care Unit, which was constructed on another of the tower’s vacant floors and began admitting patients in March. The construction of both units are part of EvergreenHealth’s 10-year Master Facility Plan to promote growth that enables the health system to meet the community’s evolving health care needs. Phase 1 of the plan continues through 2017 and includes several additional expansion efforts across the EvergreenHealth system.
“Together with the Progressive Care Unit, our new Cardiovascular & Neurosurgical Care unit plays a critical role in meeting the needs of our growing community,” EvergreenHealth CEO Bob Malte said. “We are grateful to the many providers, staff, volunteers, engineers, designers, contractors and others whose vision and input have created an exemplary experience for our patients and their families.”
Read more about the Cardiovascular & Neurosurgical Care Unit here, and watch a video with a slideshow of photos from the new unit here. (Tim Pfarr)