Courtesy of Swedish Medical Center
Swedish Medical Center/Ballard will be hosting a slew of activities for the neighborhood during a public open house for their new medical office building and emergency department Nov. 6.

Swedish hosting open house for new building

Swedish Medical Center/Ballard’s new Emergency Department and medical office building, located at 5350 Tallman Ave. N.W., will be open for public tours and a slew of other fun and beneficial community health activities on from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Nov. 6.

Here is what’s planned:

Tour the Emergency Department and Medical Office Building (11 a.m.-3 p.m.)

The best time to see an ER is when you’re not a patient – and also when there’s someone there to point out all the cool stuff to see.

Ask the Doctor (11 a.m.-3 p.m.)

Have a medical question you’ve always waned to ask? The doctors from Swedish Medical Group’s Ballard Primary Care clinic will be on hand so you can do your asking for free.

Take a Baby Bite of Ballard (11 a.m.-3 p.m.)

Some of Ballard’s favorite restaurants will be on hand, serving bite-sized samples of their most popular menu items. Restaurants include Ballard Brothers Seafood and Burgers, Great Harvest Bread, India Bistro, Plaka Estiatorio, Ray’s Boathouse, Scandinavian Specialties, The Hi-Life, The Counter and Thai Siam.

Get a Free Soccer Scarf

Since this open house is what you would call a "friendly," Swedish is giving away collectible Swedish/Ballard soccer scarves to the first 200 visitors. One scarf per person, please.

Visit the Teddy Bear Clinic (11 a.m.-3 p.m.)

Have your children bring their doll or stuffed animal to the new Swedish/Ballard ER and Swedish will give the toys a free check up.

Hear Some Tunes from Caspar Babypants (1:45-2:30 p.m.)

You know him as Chris Ballew, the lead singer from the band Presidents of the United States of America. Your toddlers know him as the man on the CD they want to hear over and over. Speaking of CDs, buy one after the concert, and Caspar will autograph it for you.

For more information, including a complete schedule of events, visit

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