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MultiCare Covington Medical Center’s new 58-bed hospital open for business


Press ReleaseAuburn residents needing specialized medical care not offered at Auburn Multicare Hospital have another option starting today. 

Press Release From MultiCare:
MultiCare’s new 58-bed inpatient hospital at Covington Medical Center will see patients beginning April 24, expanding care for Covington and nearby communities with a variety of services.


The four-story facility, named the Cecchettini Pavilion, has 48 adult medical-surgical beds (six of these are pediatric/adult swing beds), and a 10-bed family birth center with private rooms and en-suite bathtubs. It connects directly to the emergency department at Covington Medical Center.

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The hospital also has three operating rooms, with pre- and post-op rooms, recovery areas, and a surgical waiting room as well as an inpatient pharmacy and lab.

“We are so excited to serve our community with this project,” says Mark Smith, president and chief operating officer of MultiCare Auburn Medical Center and MultiCare Covington Medical Center. At the opening ceremony April 7, Smith thanked the team of people involved in bringing the hospital to reality, including staff, architects, construction teams and the community. “No hospital comes into completion without the effort of a tremendous group of people working hard for a very long time.”

Covington Mayor Jeff Wagner read an official proclamation at the ceremony to welcome the completion of new facility and proclaimed it as a “day of new beginnings” for Covington. “It’s been a long process and I’m glad it’s here: MultiCare is a great partner with the city and the community,” Wagner said.

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Smith also thanked the namesake of the new pavilion, Diane Cecchettini. Cecchettini served as president and CEO of MultiCare until 2014 and began the Covington expansion planning during her time as CEO.

“Diane’s vision and her leadership, and the steady, continual work that has been done here at Covington brought us to this moment today,” Smith says. “We want to recognize and thank her for her vision and her commitment over the years.”

Covington Medical Center is the most comprehensive multi-specialty clinic in south King County. Located just east of Kent, the clinic offers a variety of convenient medical services. These include emergency services, urgent care, family practice, surgical facilities and other healthcare specialties. Construction of the expansion began in 2014.


Note: This is a press release. The Auburn Examiner has not independently investigated information in this press release.



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