SOI clinicians will also be able to work more extensively on outcomes-based research. Because orthopedic patients will not be co-mingled with other diagnoses, there will be greater opportunity to do integrated, specialized research.
Dr. Crutcher noted that the opening of the Orthopedic Institute will also be a boon for physician, nurse, therapist and staff recruitment. "Swedish can now better showcase its orthopedics and spine expertise on a national scale," he said.
CB Richard Ellis represented Swedish as the project manager of the Orthopedic Institute and led the team, which included leading architectural firm, NBBJ, who designed the new building and the general contractor, Sellen Construction.
"The Orthopedic Institute project demonstrates the benefits of including all stakeholders in the process," said Clark Lindsay, VP of Project Management for CB Richard Ellis. "The entire project team -- Swedish, CBRE, NBBJ and Sellen -- delivered this technically advanced surgical facility on time and on budget."
SOI is an integral step in the continuing process of creating a campus that supports Swedish's strategic plans for the future, as well as providing a facility that offers best-in-class performance.
"From every standpoint, SOI is one of the most sophisticated health-care facilities on the West Coast," said Kristina Rhyn, NBBJ's principal in charge of the project. "State-of-the-art technology is coupled with standardized room planning to advance patient care and safety, while daylight-infused spaces, natural materials and rich colors enhance the experience for patients and their families."
Two conceptual 'spine sculptures' were commissioned for SOI, based on
the theme of mobility. Julie Speidel of Seattle
|SOURCE Swedish Medical Center|
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