Swedish Cherry Hill

High Demand for Specialized Care

A high-demand regional specialty center for neurological and vascular care, Swedish’s Cherry Hill campus is at 100 percent capacity with 380,000 patients annually. The number of patients served at Cherry Hill will grow to more than 500,000 in the years ahead. In order to meet the growing needs of patients, the campus must create more space for the delivery of health care services. Swedish has begun the process of updating its Major Institution Master Plan (MIMP) for the Cherry Hill campus, as required by the City of Seattle.

Swedish MIMP Background

Swedish purchased its Cherry Hill campus from the Sisters of Providence in 2000.  Since then, Swedish, together with its development partner Sabey Corporation, has invested more than $100 million to update and renovate the cherished site.

The hospital is now a 1.6 million square-foot specialty center with more than 500 doctors who serve nearly 380,000 patients annually. In the years ahead, it is expected that the number of individuals seeking treatment and services will increase an additional 30 – 50 percent.

To meet the future demand of more than half a million patients, the Cherry Hill campus will need to grow to ensure people continue to have access to world-class specialty care and training.

Organizations designated as ‘major institutions’ by the
City of Seattle’s land use code are required to complete a collaborative planning process when preparing for future campus development. Many City of Seattle health care facilities and universities have been designated as ‘major institutions’ and require similar planning processes.

The MIMP planning process is regulated by the City and includes close dialogue between Swedish and its neighbors, including a Citizen’s Advisory Committee.  The approved MIMP will guide campus development for the next 15-20 years.

The MIMP consists of three main components: Development Standards, Development Program, and the Transportation Management Plan.  An Environmental Impact Statement will also be prepared to study the environmental impacts of the MIMP.  The intent of the MIMP is to balance the needs of Swedish to develop facilities for the delivery of health care to the region with the desire to harmonize this planned development with surrounding neighborhoods.

The Buzz

Check out these Photos from Swedish's Transportation Fair, held on April 15th at the 17th Avenue Plaza!

Read more about the economic impact of major institutions here.

The Swedish Family Medicine Residency at Cherry Hill Campus provides innovative solutions for healthier communities!

Unless otherwise noted, CAC meetings are typically held at Swedish Medical Center on the third Thursday of the month from 6 – 8 PM in the Education & Conference Center on the  first floor of James Tower.

Check out the new alternatives for Cherry Hill!

The Swedish Heart & Vascular Institute is inviting 15 members of the public (including students) to become “Heart Surgeons for a Day” on Wednesday, Feb. 5, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Upcoming Meetings

Jun 12, 2014: CAC Meeting
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May 16, 2014: Bike to Work Day Station
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May 15, 2014: CAC Meeting
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May 14, 2014: Bike Commuting 101 Seminar
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Apr 24, 2014: CAC Meeting
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Apr 24, 2014: Commuters and Computers Seminar
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Apr 17, 2014: Transit Cuts Seminar
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