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Harrison Medical Center Breaks Ground on Orthopaedic Hospital - 5/17/2012

Silverdale, WA – In a ceremony welcoming over 300 donors, volunteers, employees and area neighbors and supporters, Harrison Medical Center began work to expand our promise of exceptional healthcare with the construction of our state-of-the-art orthopaedic hospital.

“We are extending Harrison's award-winning orthopaedic services and ensuring state-of-the-art orthopaedic and joint replacement surgery is now conveniently located in Kitsap County,” said David Veterane, Board Chairman. “It’s a great day for our community.”

This three-story 54,000 square foot expansion will be adjacent to the existing campus. The addition to the Silverdale campus will flow seamlessly and provide even further improvements to the existing patient care facilities. Currently, about 30,000 patients are seen at this campus each year; with this location providing labor and delivery care in its mother-baby unit, a four-bed pediatrics unit, pediatric rehabilitation and surgical services. The development represents the next phase of Harrison’s master plan for the Silverdale campus that began with the opening of this facility in 2000.

Right now, more than 2,000 orthopaedic surgeries take place at Harrison Medical Center and our current patient rooms and post-surgical rehab areas are just too small for orthopaedic patients,” said Scott Bosch, President and CEO of Harrison Medical Center. “The number of people needing orthopaedic care in Kitsap County will grow by another twenty per cent in the next five years. The new hospital will help these patients remain close to home for orthopedic and joint replacement surgery.”

The Harrison Orthopaedic Hospital at Silverdale will feature:

  • Four (4) large dedicated ortho designed operating rooms
  • 16 ortho-dedicated pre- and post-surgical rooms
  • State-of-the-art surgical systems specifically suited for orthopaedics
  • Dedicated and certified orthopaedic surgical & nursing teams
  • Spacious family and friends surgical waiting room
  • 24 Private, single patient rooms; with capacity for 24 more in the future
  • A large family room for patients and their loved ones to prepare for their return home
  • Specially-designed rehabilitation gym and rooftop rehab trail

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Harrison Medical Center is a not-for-profit hospital offering medical, surgical, and emergency services at five locations—Bremerton, Silverdale, Port Orchard, Belfair, and Poulsbo—to serve the Kitsap and Olympic peninsulas. To learn about Harrison’s many healthcare services, call 866-844-WELL or visit