CHI Franciscan had spent $500 million on a 500,000- square- foot expansion of St. Michael Medical Center, moving its base from Bremerton to Silverdale.
“The new St. Michael Medical Center represents our commitment to ensuring our communities have access to world-class care and services for generations to come,” Ketul J. Patel, CEO of CHI Franciscan, said of the regional medical facility.
It includes a Level III Trauma Center with a 56-bay emergency department, as well as 144 new critical and acute care beds. The campus also includes the existing Birth Center and Level II Special Care Nursery in Silverdale. Other features include:
- Patient experience: All-private patient rooms with guest accommodations for a loved one and views of the Olympics or Dyes Inlet, as well as an outdoor healing garden and on-campus access to the Clear Creek Trail.
- Advanced surgical care: Minimally invasive procedures, new diagnostic imaging equipment, and robotic-assisted surgeries.
- Cardiology: New hybrid operating room/catheterization lab, high-resolution CT scanners, and a new radial lounge, allowing for more minimally invasive cardiology procedures and shortened waiting times.
- Sustainability: St. Michael is 50 percent more energy efficient than the average hospital in the Northwest and will reduce water usage by 36 percent.
- COVID-19 safety measures: Negative airflow capabilities for all rooms to help prevent the spread of infectious diseases, more spacious dining space and break rooms for staff to maintain social distance, and all-private patient rooms that will minimize close contact between patients and staff.