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Virginia Mason Franciscan Health and Intuitive Health will bring the first dual emergency room/urgent care centers to the Puget Sound region

Partnership Bringing Dual ER/Urgent Care Centers to Puget Sound 

Health to bring multiple hybrid emergency room (ER) and urgent care centers to the Puget Sound region over the next four years. Construction on the first location, which will be the first dual ER and urgent care center in Washington State, will begin later this year. 

“Our new hybrid ER and urgent care facilities will not only simplify the experience for our patients, ensuring they receive the right level of care, but will help to reduce the overall cost of care, including out-of-pocket expenses,” said Ketul J. Patel, CEO, Virginia Mason. “Bringing high-quality emergent and urgent care closer to our patients will also help alleviate some of the strain on our hospitals as we continue to experience increasing emergency department visits.” 

Virginia Mason Franciscan Health’s hybrid ER/urgent care centers will be open 24 hours a day, seven days a week. 

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