If you’ve ever had an orthopaedic injury, you know how long the road to recovery can be. However, with the opening of The Orthopaedic Center at Harrison in Silverdale—the first dedicated orthopaedic specialty care facility in the region—the distance Kitsap and Olympic peninsula residents need to travel just got shorter.
“It’s been a long time coming, and the need is great,” says Scott Bosch, Harrison’s president and CEO. “In some communities, such as Bainbridge Island, approximately 85 percent of residents seek orthopaedic care at Seattlearea hospitals. Between hospital stays, follow-up care, and family concerns, having to travel such a distance just isn’t convenient.”
A New World Awaits
The Orthopaedic Center was specifically designed for the needs of orthopaedic patients. The three-story expansion is built adjacent to the existing Harrison Silverdale hospital, enabling a seamless flow between the two facilities.
Most importantly, with this facility Harrison puts the patient’s needs at the center, ensuring its award-winning orthopaedic and rehabilitative services are conveniently accessible under one roof.
Features of the new center include:
“Good bone and joint health allows us to do the things we need to do every day, and to be physically connected in activities we love with our friends and family members,” says Mindy Markley, director of Orthopaedic Services at Harrison. “Thanks to this new facility, we are now able to help more people achieve this healthy lifestyle in their own community.”
Architect: Rice Fergus Miller
General contractor: Andersen Construction
Harrison project representatives: Dan Miller and Mindy Markley
Size: 54,000 square feet
Cost: $29 million (includes 3rd floor)
Date construction started: May 2012
Beds: 24 ortho, 26 medical/surgical
Employees: 105 direct orthopaedic and rehabilitative staff members
On-site services: The Orthopaedic Center features a rehab trail, rehab gym, eight pre- and eight post- operation areas, and four surgical suites. The new building shares the existing services available at Harrison Silverdale, including pharmacy, lab, and diagnostic imaging services.