Harborview Medical Center celebrates the opening of its new inpatient expansion building with a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Tuesday, June 17, 2008.* The inpatient expansion building provides 50 additional beds and eight more operating rooms in a state-of-the-art facility. The building is named in honor of the late Norm Maleng, the King County prosecutor for almost 30 years, a tireless friend of Harborview and an advocate for the mission services of the medical center.
The facility was built with part of a voter approved $193 million bond issue in 2000 that also called for strengthening Harborview against earthquakes.
Speakers and honored guests at the ribbon-cutting ceremony include: King County Executive Ron Sims; King County Councilmember Larry Phillips; Johnese Spisso, Vice-President for Medical Affairs, UW Medicine & Interim Executive Director, Harborview; Kimberly McNally, Harborview Board of Trustees President; Judy and Mark Maleng (Norm Maleng’s wife and son); and other civic leaders.
The June 17 agenda:
- 10:45 a.m. — Media are invited to tour the Maleng Building prior to the ribbon cutting ceremony. Meet in the Maleng Building lobby, 410 Ninth Avenue, Seattle. Free underground parking is available in the Ninth and Jefferson Building. Access the garage from Terry Avenue at James Street.
- 11:45 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. — Ribbon-cutting ceremony will be held under the bridge building on Ninth Avenue.
- 12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. — Self-guided tours of Maleng Building.
The Norm Maleng Building at Harborview was built to the highest seismic standards and in addition to new operating rooms and 50 additional critical and acute care beds, the building includes new clinic space and visitor waiting areas with sweeping views of Mount Rainier. More information on the project can be found on Harborview’s Web site at www.harborview.org.
Harborview Medical Center is owned by King County and managed by the University of Washington.
*This event is not open to the public.