SABA Healthcare: Virginia Mason Franciscan Health Clinic at Kraken Community Iceplex
"Virginia Mason Franciscan Health's new clinic at the Kraken Community Iceplex in Northgate is set to open Oct. 18.
The 5,400 square-feet facility offers primary care and sports medicine expertise for the Northgate neighborhood, as well as on-site lab and X-ray services, a physical therapy gym and private consultation room inside the $80 million Seattle Kraken training facility, which opened in September.
It's the first clinic to open since Virginia Mason merged with CHI Franciscan Health in early 2021.
"This pavilion ... delivers on our promise to increase access to high-quality health care in our community,” said Virginia Mason Franciscan Health CEO Ketul J. Patel. “Our team is excited to begin welcoming patients to this innovative new space.”
In addition to a neighborhood clinic, the facility will also house the Kraken's medical staff and treat its players, coaches and staff, as the team's official medical provider.
“Virginia Mason Franciscan Health has been a great partner of ours since the beginning, and are already playing a big role in keeping our players and staff healthy,” said Tod Leiweke, CEO of the Seattle Kraken. “The convenience of having them on site, and their commitment to youth hockey, makes this partnership beneficial for our organization and the community.
Planning for the pavilion, designed by Seattle-based SABArchitects, began in June 2020."
- Source: By Joey Thompson – Reporter, Puget Sound Business Journal