The Everett Clinic has signed a lease for a 40,000-square-foot Clinic at the Shoreline Marketplace, 1201 N. 175th Street, Shoreline, next to Trader Joe’s and across from Shoreline City Hall. It is renovating the space and plans to open a Clinic there in September 2016 with primary care, a Walk-In Clinic and some medical specialties. The Shoreline Clinic is part of the Clinic’s plans to grow south.
“We know there are a significant number of new patients in the area who do not have a convenient primary care or multispecialty clinic within an acceptable driving distance from their home,” said Everett Clinic Chief Operating Officer Dr. Jeff Bissey.
Eventually, the Clinic will have more than 50 providers available on site. It will include Family Medicine, Internal Medicine and Pediatrics providers as well as urgent care and medical specialties in Behavioral Health, Allergy, Optometry/Optical, Physical Therapy, Podiatry, Pulmonary, Occupational Medicine and OB/GYN.
“We are excited to have The Everett Clinic come to Shoreline,” said City of Shoreline Mayor Shari Winstead. “The Clinic will provide convenient access to medical care for our residents and be a source of good paying jobs here in Shoreline.”
The Clinic also has plans to expand into Lynnwood. Earlier this year, The Everett Clinic purchased the former Emery’s Gardens site at the northwest corner of 164th St SW & 28th Ave W in Lynnwood. It plans to build a new 80,000-60,000 square-foot Clinic similar to its Smokey Point Medical Center which opened in 2012 in Marysville.
“The Clinic will incorporate and improve on many of the concepts we developed when we built at Smokey Point,” said Dr. Bissey. “It’s a great example of how we are providing high quality, cost-effective, and convenient care to far more patients.”
Groundbreaking in Lynnwood is expected to begin in summer 2016 with the new Clinic anticipated to open in Sept. 2017.
The design of both new locations will be based on The Everett Clinic’s Smokey Point Medical Center, everettclinic.com/smokeypoint, which has attracted interest from international medical groups seeking to learn from its innovative, patient-centered model of care and has earned honors for outstanding healthcare facilities design.
About 100,000 patients visit Smokey Point each year. It offers 20 medical specialties as well as primary care, a Walk-in Clinic, and lab, vision, and radiology services. In September 2015, the Clinic added 23 exam rooms and space for 12 new providers at Smokey Point. This gives it room for an additional 50,000 patient visits per year.
“The Everett Clinic is growing fast to meet the needs of our community. We have already hired over 120 providers this year alone and will maintain that pace for years to come. We plan to add new sites and expand many of our current locations over the next five years,” said Dr. Bissey.
In September, The Everett Clinic also announced its intention to merge with DaVita HealthCare Partners to improve healthcare delivery and expand the leading independent medical group in America, pending Everett Clinic shareholders’ approval. The partnership is aimed at further speeding the Clinic’s growth and increasing its ability to add locations as well as improving patient care, access, affordability and quality.