A building permit application is under review by Snohomish County for Swedish Health Services’ ambulatory care and freestanding emergency room in Mill Creek, Wash. The current schedule anticipates construction to begin in March and be completed by the end of the year.

Swedish Health Services’ Mill Creek Ambulatory Care and E.R.
Image: Mahlum Architects
Swedish Health Services’ Mill Creek Ambulatory Care and E.R.

Designed to be open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, Swedish will lease 55,000 sq ft of space for clinical programs including an ER with 18 exam rooms, advanced diagnostic imaging (including X-ray, ultrasound, CT scan and MRI), on-site laboratory services, as well as primary and specialty care offices.

The exterior design by Mahlum Architects, Seattle, is now complete, and Andersen Construction Co. of Portland has been selected to construct the building.

The facility is planned on a 4.9-acre parcel on 128th St., just off Interstate 5. Plans call for 86,000 sq ft of built space on three floors, with the ER and imaging center occupying the first level. The building project will be managed and owned by Hammes Co., a third-party development partner of Swedish that will invest roughly $25.5 million in the building and surrounding parking areas.

The new facility will be able to treat patients immediately in an ER that will see more than 35,000 patient visits each year.

Over the next year, the new development will create nearly 200 new construction and related jobs. In addition, 130 permanent health-care jobs will be created.