In November, Skagit Regional Health will expand services at the Smokey Point clinic previously shared with UW Neighborhood Clinic. The 40,000-square-foot building is located at 3823 172nd St. NE in Arlington and features primary care, urgent care, a variety of specialties, imaging and cancer care.
The facility opened in 2011 and since January 2016 has been a partnership between UW Neighborhood Clinics and Skagit Regional Health. Leaders with both organizations state they believe that patients will be well served by having local management of the entire clinic.
“We are building strong relationships with patients in north Snohomish County and are very pleased to once again take on full operations of this clinic and expand services for the people of the community,” said Brian Ivie, Chief Executive Officer of Skagit Regional Health. “We are fully committed to providing excellence in primary and specialty care to continue to meet the needs of our patients.”
For the past five years, Skagit Regional Health has provided urgent care, cancer care and specialty services, including dermatology, endocrinology, foot and ankle, general surgery, neurology, occupational medicine, orthopedics and sports medicine, plastic and reconstructive surgery and rheumatology. The organization will now expand to primary care in this conveniently located, modern facility.
Skagit Regional Health offered opportunities for continued employment to all UW Neighborhood Clinic staff and providers who want to remain with the clinic after the transition. Family medicine provider Ashleigh Adkins, ARNP will remain in the Smokey Point facility after the transition. Adkins is experienced in caring for patients of all ages. She earned her Doctor of Nursing Practice at Washington State University and recently completed the Center of Excellence Autism Certification from Seattle Children's Hospital. David Escobar, DO joins the family medicine practice at Smokey Point while retaining one day per week caring for patients at his previous location at Skagit Regional Clinics – Stanwood. Dr. Escobar received his DO from Pacific Northwest University of Health Sciences in Yakima and completed residency training at Skagit Regional Health. He is Board Certified by the American Osteopathic Board of Family Physicians and is a Fellow in the American Academy of Family Physicians. To schedule a family medicine appointment in Smokey Point, call 360-657-8840.
The UW Maternal Fetal Medicine Clinic, located on the second floor, will remain in operation at the facility, offering highly specialized care for women with health conditions or special challenges that may complicate pregnancy and birth. It is open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and can be reached by calling 844-657-4532.
The ongoing partnership between UW Medicine and Skagit Regional Health remains strong and the two organizations will continue to collaborate on healthcare strategies. In 2015, the two organizations signed a long-term clinical affiliation agreement to allow for joint partnerships and ventures to meet the healthcare needs for the north Snohomish community.
In north Snohomish County, Skagit Regional Health also operates Cascade Valley Hospital in Arlington and a variety of clinics in Arlington, Marysville and Stanwood.