August 13, 2013
City planners expect to finalize a Swedish/Issaquah development agreement to expand the hospital in October.
Executives introduced plans to convert 28 acres adjacent to the existing hospital into an additional facility this past spring. To accomplish the goal, Swedish seeks the establishment of a new development agreement that will allow the addition of 150,000 square feet to 180,000 square feet in the form of a new multi-use building.
Talks with the city continued during the Aug. 6 Urban Village Development Commission meeting. City planners and Swedish leaders had hoped to come to an agreement by the end of the summer. However, the timeline has since shifted, according to city Development Services Land Development Manager Lucy Sloman.
July 9, 2013
Come to Swedish/Issaquah from 9-11 a.m. Aug. 5 to participate in a town hall meeting with the Alzheimer’s Association, Western and Central Washington State Chapter.
The meeting’s goal is to highlight and solicit feedback on public policy initiatives, including the National Alzheimer’s Plan, which touches on issues such as caregiver support, expanding research and public awareness. All public input will be recorded and used to inform the association’s work in advancing public priorities for the community.
June 25, 2013
On July 8, Swedish/Issaquah will open its new Level II Nursery, which will provide specialized treatment to babies born up to 34 weeks early. Previously, doctors transferred premature newborns born at Swedish/Issaquah to hospitals with more facilities, such as Swedish/First Hill in Seattle.
Construction will continue on the nursery after the opening, expanding the facility from the initial eight rooms to 15 rooms by 2014.
February 12, 2013
Ace Edward Nierenberg
Jason and Hayat Nierenberg welcomed son Ace Edward to their Sammamish home on Jan. 22, 2013.
Ace was born at Swedish/Issaquah, weighing 7 pounds, 7 ounces and measuring 20 inches. Read more
February 2, 2013
NEW — 2 p.m. Feb. 2, 2013
Wells Fargo is the latest announced tenant for the long-planned Issaquah Highlands retail center, Grand Ridge Plaza.
San Francisco-based Wells Fargo plans to open a 2,600-square-foot branch at Highlands Drive Northeast and Northeast Federal Drive by September.
Customers can expect to see “green” features in the business, such as energy efficient light fixtures, water-saving plumbing fixtures, and sustainably grown and harvested wood materials.
The company also announced plans to open 15 to 20 outposts throughout the Puget Sound region in the next five years.
January 8, 2013
Swedish/Issaquah welcomed the first baby born at the hospital in 2013 at 3:33 a.m. Jan. 1.
Luz Maria and Enrique Mazariegos, first-time parents and Issaquah residents, welcomed a baby boy, Adrien.
Adrien weighed 8 pounds, 1 ounce, and measured 20.5 inches. Dr. Maria Holmes, obstetrician-gynecologist at Issaquah Women’s Clinic, served as the delivering physician.
The Shops at Swedish and the Starbucks in the Swedish/Issaquah lobby donated a newborn gift basket to the Mazariegos family.
The hospital’s Childbirth Center delivered 960 babies last year.
January 3, 2013
NEW — 10 a.m. Jan. 3, 2013
Swedish/Issaquah welcomed the first baby born at the hospital in 2013 at 3:33 a.m. Tuesday.
January 1, 2013
Issaquah is a hub for energy efficiency, after a fire station and a hospital in the city earned top honors in the same national competition for engineering and technology.
Eastside Fire & Rescue Station 72 and Swedish/Issaquah garnered first-place ASHRAE Technology Awards — a top recognition for innovative building design.
EFR Station 72 opened in 2011 as the most energy-efficient fire station on the planet. Swedish/Issaquah opened in July 2011, after planners spent years developing a “practical ‘green’” facility to dramatically reduce energy consumption.
ASHRAE — or the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air Conditioning Engineers — plans to bestow the awards on honorees in January at a conference in Dallas. The organization announced the recipients Nov. 9.
December 25, 2012
Swedish/Issaquah receives patient satisfaction honor
The Swedish/Issaquah emergency room was recently named a 2012 Summit Award Winner by Press Ganey Associates.
The ER received the award by achieving and maintaining patient satisfaction scores in the 95th percentile or above for at least three consecutive years. The Swedish/Issaquah team also won in 2009, 2010 and 2011.
The Press Ganey Summit Award is the health care satisfaction industry’s most coveted symbol of achievement bestowed annually. The Swedish/Issaquah ER is one of 114 health care facilities in the country to receive the prestigious honor in 2012, and one of only 101 to receive it for achieving and sustaining excellence in patient satisfaction.
December 18, 2012
Dan and Sarah Forkner welcomed son Grady Joseph to their Issaquah home Nov. 9, 2012.
Grady was born at Swedish/Issaquah, weighing 7 pounds, 11 ounces and measuring 20 1/2 inches.
His grandparents are Patty and Thom Miller, of Issaquah; Joe and Michele Forkner, of Issaquah; and Gary and Elaine Brummett/Haines, of Arkansas.
Great-grandparents are Evelyn Miller, of Pittsburgh; Hank Miller, of Pittsburgh; and Jim and Audrey Forkner, of Spokane.
Sarah is a 2000 graduate of Skyline High School. She is a second-grade teacher at Grand Ridge Elementary School.
Dan is a 1996 graduate of Issaquah High School.