New building, advanced care
In October, UW Medical Center opened its new Montlake Tower, high-tech space that will expand the services UW Medicine provides the community. The building increases the amount of space dedicated to cancer treatment and radiology, as well as the region’s most vulnerable infants.
“This is not coming too soon,” says David A. Eschenbach, M.D., Res. ’73, chair of the Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology. “We’ve been using our neonatal intensive care unit up to capacity.”
The expansion increases the current maximum for newborns to approximately 50 beds, and that, coupled with hiring more experts in maternal-fetal medicine over the past two years, is good news for families. “We’ll be able to serve the WWAMI region, especially Washington state, better,” Eschenbach says.
For a look at Montlake Tower’s advanced new space and some of its new, high-tech equipment, visit our Seen & Heard section. Or visit with the Pitkin family, whose three triplets were cared for at UW Medical Center’s neonatal intensive care unit.
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