On July 7, 2011 the Snoqualmie Valley Hospital District Board of Commissioners unanimously approved going forward with plans for a long anticipated new hospital facility. “There has never been a greater need nor better time to invest in the health of our communities,” according to Rodger McCollum, Snoqualmie Valley Hospital District CEO. “It’s more than just the tax-exempt funding and historic low interest rates. It is seizing the moment to create a 21st century healthcare system to help provide Valley residents a true medical home.”
The current hospital is the smallest in the region serving the fastest growing population inWashingtonState. Zoning laws and other factors precluded expansion on the current campus. Meanwhile, the new location at the interchange of I-90 and Highway 18 will provide easier access, higher visibly and serve as a community node supporting preventive, primary, specialty and outpatient healthcare in addition to hospital and emergency services.
Community Relations Manager,Fritz Ribary, characterizes the District approach to health care as follows, “Our strength comes from the fact that we’re local and very strong advocates for our patients and residents. We provide quality care with a personal touch with very experienced staff while also collaborating with our regional partners. The new hospital will assure residents that their health and wellbeing will continue to be safeguarded well into the future.”
Developer Moreland Corporation, Soderstrom Architects, and Absher Construction comprise the design and construction team. Clearing has already begun, and construction is anticipated to begin by early 2012.
Operating the local hospital, emergency department, primary care and other clinics, the Snoqualmie Valley Hospital District provides professional care with a personal touch for the residents of the North Bend, Snoqualmie, Fall City, Carnation and surrounding areas.