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Federal Way — the health care hub? BY JACINDA HOWARD jhoward@federalwaymirror.com

The city council is considering building Federal Way from the ground up as a leader in the health care industry. The council heard a presentation May 5 from the Seattle-based enterpriseSeattle. The economic development company proposes to capture innovative ideas in the health care field, assist in the patenting and licensing of new health care products, and help locate businesses centered on the inventions in Federal Way. Self-creating an industry cluster would generate jobs and tax revenues as well as give the city an identity. Though the council showed an interest in the project,

it wants more information on the risks and benefits involved before spending $75,000 for a feasibility study — the first step in The Federal Way Center for Healthcare Innovation process. The end result could be similar to that achieved by the city of Bothell, which in conjunction with Seattle is the Northwest’s epicenter for medical device equipment and the life sciences community, said Bruce Jackson, enterpriseSeattle business manager. “Federal Way is where Bothell was 30 years ago,” he said. City council member Dini Duclos said she was happy to see Federal Way recognizing the potential to position itself in a niche

market. “We really have an opportunity to have a niche here,” she said. “This is the time we need to start moving.”

Creating a market Forming an industry cluster would call for producing a business model reliant on partnerships and creativity. health care agencies would become partners with the city, then subscribe to a system that would allow personnel at the agency to explore their creative ideas, Jackson said. health care and medical breakthroughs come at the point of care, where doctors and others in the field are directly interacting with patients and imagining ways to better provide their ser-

Starting at home The first step in the process is a feasibility study, which would determine potential partners willing to pay for subscriber access. To do this, enterpriseSeattle proposes conducting a six-month study, consisting of an innovation survey of potential partners, such as St. Francis Hospital. A steering committee would be formed and city leaders

would attend a health care summit to learn more about the industry. The city would be assessed to determine how many health care professionals and businesses currently reside here, and how successful growing the industry may be. “Let’s understand what’s here before we talk about expanding it,” Jackson said. Success depends on changing Federal Way’s psyche and gaining subscribers. The city must embrace the health care community. Businesses, such as hospitals, university transfer offices and health care associations, must be willing to pay for a model that would allow them to better explore health care inventions. [ more HEALTH page 10 ]

FW Chamber’s newest members The newest members of the Federal Way Chamber of Commerce were announced during the Chamber’s monthly membership luncheon May 6. Pictured left to right: Cathy Kelley and Rachelle McGuire, MeMe Company and Salon; Dan Altmayer, Chamber president; Kerri Decker, WalMart Supercenter Vision Center; Lydia Huber, ARCH Mental Health Counseling; Scott Allin, Firestone; Megan Stevenson, Paul Bridgeman and Paul Marshall, AFLAC. To learn more about the Chamber, visit www.federalwaychamber.com.

Business news contact: Jacinda Howard jhoward@federalwaymirror.com or (253) 925-5565

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“It sounds like a great idea,” Faison said. “We need to look at what’s going to be the future driver of our economy.” “It’s got to grow from the inside out, If the model was a success, at some not the outside in,” Jackson said. point, private investors would likely Once the Federal Way Center for take over the city’s role. In Bothell, Healthcare Innovation work caught the real estate market drove economon locally, subscribers outside the city ic development in the life sciences would be sought, he said. sector, Jackson said. “It would not work if you think Ultimately, the idea could cost small and restrict your net casting upwards of $2.2 million over the next simply to Federal Way,” Jackson said. three years to establish, if the council Next steps chooses to do so. Some of that could “It sounds like a for Federal Way great idea. We need come from investors. The Federal Way Center for The idea is one that is extremely to look at what’s Healthcare Innovation process will innovative, mayor Jack Dovey said. going to be the come before the council again, posIt has no real track history in future driver of our sibly in a sub-committee meeting, Washington state, Jackson said. Dis- economy.” before any voting takes place. cussions about forming a partnership Eric Faison, with St. Francis Hospital are needed deputy mayor Learn more before a decision on whether to proTo learn more about The Federal ceed is made, the city council said. Way Center for Healthcare InnovaCouncil member Linda Kochmar and depution, review the May 7 city council agenda ty mayor Eric Faison wanted more financial inpacket at www.cityoffederalway.com/weblink/ formation and clues as to how high of a payoff docview.aspx?id=327067. the city could see on such an undertaking.

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