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 approaching 100 percent capacity.
Currently, 380,000 patients are seen annually at the Cherry Hill campus. It’s increasing role as a specialty hub for the region and continuing evolution of health care delivery will mean the number of patients served by Cherry Hill will grow to more than 500,000 in the years ahead. In order to meet the growing needs of our patients, the campus must create more space for the delivery of health care services
To meet this growing demand, 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.
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.
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.
NOV 21, 2011: Swedish submitted its Notice of Intent to prepare a MIMP for the Cherry Hill campus to the City of Seattle. This letter marked the first step in the MIMP planning process.
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