St. Michael Medical Center
Slated to open in December 2020.
St. Michael Medical Center Foundation
Realizing the Future: Expanding Healthcare. Improving Lives.
Over the last century, St. Michael Medical Center has evolved from a small community hospital into the Olympic Peninsula’s busiest medical center offering care for people in Kitsap, North Mason, Clallam and Jefferson counties. In 2018, over 2,000 babies were delivered, roughly 1,050 patients turned to us for their cancer care, and more than 80,000 neighbors and friends came to our Emergency Service departments for care.
St. Michael Medical Center enters a new era with a vision as urgent and inspiring as the one that motivated its namesake. Exceptional care at Harrison truly means providing the highest quality of care close to home and being the community’s number one choice when it comes to its health care. Our health care team is committed to ensuring the right care at the right time with a caring touch. Our mission is to make a positive difference in people’s lives through exceptional health care.
As our community grows and the health care needs of our community expand, we must, too, keep pace with the changes. We recognize that there will always be a need for acute and emergency medical services for patients with intensive and complex needs. With the way care is delivered today, compared to back in 1918 when the doors opened in Bremerton, both the campus in Bremerton nor Silverdale are equipped to provide the highest quality patient experience that our community deserves and our care team aspires to deliver each and every day.
In 2014, Harrison Medical Center became part of the Virginia Mason Franciscan Health family of hospitals. The need was great to expand services on the Olympic Peninsula. Harrison Medical Center was looking to join with a health system that would support the communities’ growth. After an extensive search, Virginia Mason Franciscan Health was chosen as the natural partner, sharing a similar mission and value set. As a result, Virginia Mason Franciscan Health made a commitment to the community to build a state-of-the-art facility to meet the growing needs of the Peninsula Region. We have been given a gift to design a therapeutic healing environment for emergency care with a Level III trauma center designation, cancer care, surgical care, respiratory care, sleep disorders, diagnostic imaging, pharmacy and laboratory services. The new facility, St. Michael Medical Center, is slated to open in December 2020.
The new hospital campus will feature flexible space designs that will take into account technology’s rapid evolution, meaning the latest equipment and devices can be easily incorporated into patient rooms, operating rooms, laboratories and diagnostic centers. Adding to what is already offered in Silverdale, the new facility will include:
- Cancer Center with 60,000 square feet, including an American Cancer Society Cancer Resource Center to be used for prosthetic education, wig fittings, classes, and support groups
- Cardiac radial lounge featuring a seven-bed lounge that is the first of its kind in Washington state. Following a trans-radial cardiac intervention patients can sit up, use the restroom, use their hands, eat and talk with their families in a comfortable and relaxing lounge setting, resulting in improved discharge and recovery times
- Spacious surgical suites to accommodate robotic-assisted, minimally invasive procedures supporting quicker patient recovery for appropriate conditions, including one hybrid operating room, four catheterization labs, three cardiovascular operating rooms, four general operating rooms, and one robotic operating room
- Healing garden for solace needed for patients and their loved ones
- Chapel that overlooks the Olympic mountains, giving comfort to patients and their families
- Dedicated six-bed pod for those who turn to Harrison’s Emergency Services department to address emergent mental health care needs
- Many more comforting and healing amenities
St. Michael is designed to also attract and retain top-notch physicians and nurses while fostering collaboration amongst the entire care team.
What will be one of the most energy-efficient hospitals in the country and the most efficient in the state of Washington, St. Michael will also serve as a regional center for decontamination to our local military bases and a community gathering place for those walking the Clear Creek Trail to stop in for a cup of coffee and experience the healing garden. Each patient will benefit from the privacy of a single occupancy guest room with magnificent views of the Olympics’ lush forests and water that grace our community.