Providence Everett opens medical tower

July 1, 2011

PROVIDENCE HEALTH & SERVICES

Providence Regional Medical Center in Everett, Wash., has completed a $460 million, 12-story patient tower that administrators said will help to relieve capacity concerns. Located on Providence Everett's Colby Campus, the addition is called the Marshall and Katherine Cymbaluk Medical Tower.

The tower houses emergency services as well as imaging, surgical and critical care units. The patient rooms in the tower are all private and larger than those in the old facility it replaces, and they have added space for family members. With the expansion, Providence Everett adds 96 beds, bringing its bed count to 491.

Providence Everett Chief Executive David Brooks said the expansion was necessary because Snohomish, the county the facility serves, is growing fast — with the population of older adults increasing particularly quickly. This growth had strained capacity, including in the facility's busy emergency department. The new tower accommodates increased demand and has shelled space for future expansion.

Plans call for the old building to be renovated for other uses.

The new facility is named for Everett philanthropists who own and operate the Motor Trucks dealership franchise. They gave $5 million to Providence Everett for the tower. The two have a history of support of the hospital; plus, Marshall Cymbaluk helped to found Providence Hospital Foundation and sat on Providence's board in the mid-1980s.

Brooks said the expansion furthers the mission of the Sisters of Providence and the campus will continue to serve all in need of care, regardless of their ability to pay.

 

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