As of Jan. 29, The Everett Clinic has performed its last surgery at the Trask Surgery Center in downtown Everett, 3025 Rucker Ave., and has moved all outpatient surgeries to Kemp Surgery Center in the Gunderson Building at 3927 Rucker Ave., Everett. Read the article in The Herald Business Journal.
“We left the Trask Building to provide more modern and convenient surgery facilities for our patients and to align with our standards for clinical excellence,” said Chief Operating Officer, Dr. Jeff Bissey. “A nearly 100-year-old building was no longer ideal.”
The Clinic has plans to renovate the Kemp Surgery Center within the year.
“We’re responding to increased demand for surgeries in a lower cost, high-quality outpatient setting in our community and patients’ requests for an improved experience,” said Dr. Bissey.
The 31,000 square foot, three-story Trask building was built in 1918. Before it was a surgery center, it housed auto repair facilities in the 30s and 40s. Later, it was home to manufacturers, including Goldfinch Bros., Inc., before becoming Everett Surgical Center in 1984. The Everett Clinic was there 15 years, opening Trask Surgery Center in 2001.
The surgery center was named after Everett surgeons, father and son, Leo and Charles Trask. Dr. Leo Trask, a World War I veteran, was one of the founding members of The Everett Clinic in 1924 and practiced with the Clinic until 1959. His son, Charles, a former U.S. Army medical officer, practiced at the Clinic for more than 20 years before retiring in 1993.
Everett Clinic surgeons performed about 6,000 surgeries annually at Trask Surgery Center including general surgeries, spine physiatry, ophthalmology, hand surgeries and gynecological surgeries.