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Virginia Mason Franciscan Health opening brand-new patient medical pavilion at the home of the Seattle Kraken

Press releases may be edited for formatting or style | October 14, 2021 Business Affairs
SEATTLE, Oct. 13, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Virginia Mason Franciscan Health is proud to announce the opening of its newest facility located in the heart of Kraken Community Iceplex. The Virginia Mason Franciscan Health Medical Pavilion – Kraken Community Iceplex is scheduled to begin serving patients on Monday, Oct. 18.

The new medical pavilion offers dedicated, quality primary care and sports medicine expertise for the Northgate community in a conveniently located, modern facility that includes plenty of free parking.

"This pavilion is the first to open since we formed Virginia Mason Franciscan Health and delivers on our promise to increase access to high-quality health care in our community," said Virginia Mason Franciscan Health CEO Ketul J. Patel. "Our team is excited to begin welcoming patients to this innovative new space."

At 5,400 square-feet, the medical pavilion (located at 10601 5th Ave NE, Suite 201 West) offers on-site lab and X-ray services, a physical therapy gym and private consult room inside the Seattle Kraken training facility.

In addition to treating patients in the new location, Virginia Mason Franciscan Health is the Official Medical Care Provider of Seattle's National Hockey League team.

"Virginia Mason Franciscan Health is proud to be the Official Medical Care Provider of our newest local sports team, the Seattle Kraken," said Virginia Mason Franciscan Health CEO Gary S. Kaplan, MD. "Through this facility, we will support community health, and sponsor youth and adult hockey teams and community skating opportunities."

As a founding partner of the Seattle Kraken, the health care system will provide treatment and doctors for the team's hockey players, staff and employees. The care team at the new medical pavilion includes:

Henry (Hank) Pelto, MD, Seattle Kraken Medical Director and Team Physician
William (Will) Callahan, MD, Sports Medicine and Seattle Sounders FC and Tacoma Defiance Team Physician
Amy Portacci, DO, Family Medicine including Osteopathic Manipulation and Women's Health
Roberta McMichael, PT, DPT, OCS, Physical Therapy
"Virginia Mason Franciscan Health has been a great partner of ours since the beginning, and are already playing a big role in keeping our players and staff healthy," said Tod Leiweke, CEO of the Seattle Kraken. "The convenience of having them on site, and their commitment to youth hockey, makes this partnership beneficial for our organization and the community."

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