Leadership from the UniversityHospital Zurich (USZ), one of the largest and most important teaching hospitals in Europe, visited The Everett Clinic’s Smokey Point Medical Center. In the next 15 years, USZ will invest approximately $3 billion for the reconstruction of its campus. It plans to use leading technologies and world class processes for better efficiency and patient care.
It looked to Smokey Point’s award-winning design and lean systems for ideas. Smokey Point provides comprehensive care in one community location and reduced wait times for patients. It’s an efficient, flexible and patient-focused care environment.
Most recently, Smokey Point received a National Healthcare Design Award from the American Institute of Architects. It opened Sept. 4, 2012, in a two-story 60,000-square-foot space, and now houses 20 medical specialties.
The AIA Healthcare Awards program showcases the best of healthcare building design and healthcare design-oriented research. Projects exhibit conceptual strengths that solve aesthetic, civic, urban, and social concerns as well as the requisite functional and sustainability concerns of a hospital.
The Everett Clinic Smokey Point Medical Center; Smokey Point, Washington
ZGF Architects LLP
The new Smokey Point Medical Center houses twenty different medical specialties in a two-story 60,000-square-foot clinic designed to reflect The Everett Clinic’s values and to streamline and enhance the patient experience by reducing wait times and providing comprehensive care in a single easy to access community location. The facility was designed using Lean with a focus on achieving a highly efficient, flexible and patient-focused care environment that expressed affordable elegance. This facility manifests The Everett Clinic’s core values: do what is right for each patient; provide and enriching and supportive care environment; and deliver value in quality, cost and service.