There’s a lot of great progress happening up at Swedish/Edmonds these days.

In June, David Jaffe, the former Executive Director and CEO of Harborview for 16 years, signed on as the new interim chief administrative officer for the campus. David took on this leadership role because of all the exciting opportunities at Swedish/Edmonds. And real changes are already happening. A master plan is being completed that lays out improvements to the campus over the next 10 years. These plans include a new emergency room, an expanded cancer center, and expanding the birthing services and critical care beds. The goal is to give our patients in the north the environment that best supports their health and our physicians and staff the facilities they deserve.

The first project is already under way. We will be building a 16,000 square foot building that will be a new home for medical oncology and chemotherapy treatment. It will allow for upgrades to technology, larger exam rooms and infusion space, enhanced patient privacy and comfort and additional programmatic support activities for cancer patients. Community support will be important for this project and we’re looking forward to the Swedish/Edmonds Imagine Gala on Friday, November 18th that will highlight the expanded Swedish Cancer Institute on the Edmonds campus.

As the director of The Campaign for Swedish, I can share my excitement about the first major gift designated specifically to Swedish/Edmonds. The anesthesiologists at Pacific Anesthesia – Edmonds recently made a gift of $200,000 to support this campus. We are all so grateful for their leadership and commitment.

It’s a new day at Swedish/Edmonds. We encourage you to check it out!

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