We're getting closer and closer to the day when Swedish's new Issaquah campus opens for business, and while the whole thing looks like, well, a hospital built in 2011, it's actually got some decently interesting features to discuss. Parts of the building will be open in July, with a full-scale opening in November, so before you start rushing over there for your Eastside emergencies (Patagonia-induced injuries are no laughing matter), here's the rundown on the digs:
· Of the 2,597 tons of waste material construction's created so far, over 2,300 tons have been recycled. Well that's nice!
· They recycled wood from school bleachers in Chicago and North Dakota for some interior woodwork. No, really.
· There are 1.27 acres of glass on the exterior of the building. That's a lot of glass.
· There's a spot called the "Green Room" on the campus for doctors and nurses to chill out between shifts. We smell a Grey's Anatomy spin-off. Shonda Rhimes, where are you?
· There's a lingerie boutique! On the grounds! Granted, there's likely some mastectomy and nursing stuff in there, but still!
And now you know.