Seattle Nursing Tower Completes Early
April 12, 2011
Everett, WA - Mortenson is pleased to announce the early completion of the $300 million medical tower at Providence Regional Medical Center, Everett, Washington. The medical tower is finishing five and a half months ahead of schedule and millions of dollars below budget. Mortenson was able to eliminate $50 million out of the project budget in late 2008 and has returned millions of dollars of savings throughout construction of the project.
Providence has chosen to put their savings back into the campus and has asked Mortenson to be their partner for a build-out of their new kitchen, interventional surgery suites and Pediatric Acute Care Unit. The Medical Tower is the most recent of several projects that Mortenson has built for Providence over the past several years.
The medical tower dramatically alters the Colby Campus, and is the largest expansion project in Providence’s more than 100-year history. The medical tower is a 12-story, 715,000-square-foot facility, housing 368 new beds and state-of-the-art facilities. The building serves all of Providence’s major services, including:
- Emergency Department: An entire floor of the new tower will be dedicated to the emergency department, which will include 79 private treatment rooms, an area for less acute patients, four trauma rooms, and CT and diagnostic radiology services. The patient rooms are designed larger than standard to accommodate visitors.
- Diagnostic Imaging: Plans for the diagnostic imaging floor include six imaging suites with state-of-the-art technology for CT, MRI, radiography, diagnostic and vascular ultrasound, nuclear medicine and non-invasive cardiology services. These suites will serve inpatient and outpatient necessities.
- Surgical Suites: Two of the tower’s floors will be used for surgical and interventional procedures. At 700 square feet, the operating rooms are 300 square feet larger than average.
Also included in the facility are an intensive care unit, cardiac surgery single stay unit, six dialysis stations and patient rooms for general medical or post-surgical needs.