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File #: 2018-0319    Version:
Type: Motion Status: Passed
File created: 7/16/2018 In control: Committee of the Whole
On agenda: Final action: 7/23/2018
Enactment date: Enactment #: 15183
Title: A MOTION creating a planning process for a potential bond to support capital improvement at Harborview Medical Center.
Sponsors: Rod Dembowski
Indexes: Harborview
Attachments: 1. Motion 15183.pdf, 2. 2018-0319 Bond_Planning_SR_Hamacher.docx, 3. 2018-0319-AMD.5.docx, 4. 2018-0319-ATT1-AMD1.docx, 5. 2018-0319-ATT2-Proposed-Motion.docx, 6. REVISED 2018-0319 SR Bond_Planning_Hamacher.docx
Staff: Hamacher, Patrick
Title
A MOTION creating a planning process for a potential bond to support capital improvement at Harborview Medical Center.
Body
WHEREAS, The Harborview Medical Center was founded in 1877 as a six-bed county hospital in South Seattle, and
WHEREAS, the hospital relocated to its current location in 1931, and
WHEREAS, the hospital now has four hundred and thirteen beds, seven primary care clinics and forty-nine other specialty clinics, and
WHEREAS, the hospital provides over sixty thousand emergency visits and more than a quarter million clinic visits each year, and
WHEREAS, the hospital is maintained as a public hospital to provide healthcare to those groups of patients and programs that are determined to require priority treatment, and
WHEREAS, the hospital is owned by King County, overseen by the Harborview Medical Center Board of Trustees and operated by the University of Washington, and
WHEREAS, the hospital is the only level one adult and pediatric trauma center serving the states of Washington, Alaska, Montana and Idaho, and the hospital provides specialized comprehensive emergency services to patients and serves as the disaster preparedness and control hospital for Seattle and King County, and
WHEREAS, the voters of King County have supported the hospital with a number of bond measures over the years, most recently in the year 2000 with a $243 million bond, and
WHEREAS, the medical center now needs additional capital funding to improve facilities, better serve the mission population and maintain modern seismic standards, and
WHEREAS, the mission of Harborview Medical Center is: to provide healthcare for the most vulnerable residents of King County; to provide and teach exemplary patient care; to provide care for a broad spectrum of patients from throughout the region; and to develop and maintain leading-edge centers of emphasis, and
WHEREAS, the following populations are given priority for care at Harborview: persons who are non-English-speakin...

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