Growing to Meet the Need
While Providence has invested in new and larger clinical facilities, the rapid growth of our community is outpacing our ability to keep up with increased patient volumes. Patients often have to wait for a bed to become available or delay a procedure because of the limited number of operating rooms. To address this issue, Providence is investing in the following areas to meet these growing needs:
- Building out the 9th floor of the Cymbaluk Medical Tower to accommodate 64 new patient beds, including a 32-bed inpatient cancer unit
- Building five new operating rooms to provide additional surgical capacity for burgeoning clinical programs, including neurosciences and trauma
- Building and upgrading four cardiac catheterization labs for our growing heart program.
This inpatient and surgical growth is not only essential to meet the needs of our patients today, but it will also be critical as key programs—such as heart, neuro, cancer, and trauma—expand to serve more patients and offer more innovative technology and services for our community.
Building for the Future
Providence Everett is committed to providing the best, most compassionate care possible—regardless of ability to pay. We serve all patients, whether they need routine medical care or are facing life-threatening or debilitating illness. We’ve spent recent years building facilities to meet growing demand, we now must expand the programs and services within them to best serve our community.
Our area is a great place to live, work and raise a family. Word has gotten out and that means nearly every corner of our region is growing at a rapid pace. In Snohomish County we add 40 new residents every single day. That’s 16,000 a year to a population that has already exceeded 800,000. This growth has led to historically-high patient volumes that have stretched our facilities and programs to the limit. To meet this demand we must invest in program capacity and capability, all to provide the highest level of care to an increasing number of patients.
The growth of our community—and the entire Puget Sound area—is creating challenges that profoundly impact our residents. One is traffic congestion. Our highways and byways are becoming more and more crowded. The drive between Snohomish County and Seattle takes longer every day, which makes it more challenging to travel to advanced medical care in the Seattle area. Providence Everett must expand our clinical programs and facilities to ensure our patients have access to the most advanced care that medicine has to offer, right here at home. Comprehensive care—from prevention to treatment to rehabilitation—should be available, without the need to leave town.