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Swedish Medical, Edmonds, WA

Edmonds is a city in Washington states, a Northern Suburb of Seattle, which is located 11 miles north. Views of Puget Sound and both the Olympic Mountains and Cascade Range, with a population of 40,491 in 2015. The per capita income for the city was $42,432 vs. Utica's at $31,173.

About 2.6% of families and 4.6% of the population were below the poverty line. While in Upstate NY, Utica has the worst youth poverty rate of 43.86% [Ref.].

The city of Edmonds lies within the "Seattle–Tacoma–Bellevue" Metropolitan Statistical Area, with an estimated population of 3,798,902

January 27, 2017 - Hospital Architects Vs. #NoHospitalDowntown Utica

Utica-area newspaper runs story titled Architects talk about designing hospital for Utica's future and also here at the UticaOD. They point out Swedish Medical facility as a template for the proposed Downtown Utica hospital concept. So what do the architects say and what is the truth relative to MVHS's proposed (illegal) hospital concept? Look below and return in the coming days for more...

Architects say about Swedish Medical: "The ambulatory care center was designed around parameters that included community, history and health system values. In the lobby, 18-foot-high boom logs from old growth Douglas firs recall the town's shingle mill history."

Boom logs? Yup, we took the time to know what they are. Did the politicians or hospital staff? Anyway, prepare for the architects to tell Utica that they'll carefully take down our current canal-era brick buildings, and then repurpose these old bricks to make a tall lobby wall. In this way visitors can recall all the buildings that were destroyed for the politician's illegal hospital.

By the way, in the newspaper's article and picture, where are the 18 foot Boom Logs? Is it the wood on the ceiling? Or wood behind the reception desk? Is there a little plaque on the wall to tell the story?

Oh, here they are! However, we caution the architects on calling these re-purposed logs a major healthcare or design feature, and certainly reusing some old lumber (or bricks), does not justify destroying Utica's 34-acre historic neighborhood.

Don't destroy Utica's Downtown Utica's Columbia Lafayette Neighborhood, there's 64 acres at St. Luke's on a green hilltop!

No Studies, No Reports, thus we remain #NoHospitalDowntown