About Our Community

//About Our Community
About Our Community2018-10-23T22:21:48+00:00

Welcome to a land of snow-capped mountains and towering Douglas firs, of mild winters and warm summers. Located on the southern tip of Puget Sound, just 60 miles south of Seattle, Olympia is the capital of the state of Washington and a city of astounding natural beauty.

THE HOSPITAL

Capital Medical Center is a 110-bed full-service hospital, with two general family practice clinics and one specialty clinic. Licensed by the State of Washington and fully accredited by the Joint Commission, the hospital provides 24-hour emergency care in a Level IV Trauma Designated Facility.

The hospital features a Level I Newborn Nursery and Birthing Suites specially designed for Labor, Delivery, Recovery and Postpartum (LDRP). There’s an Outpatient Pre Surgery Clinic, six Surgical Suites, an Ambulatory Center (same-day surgery) with 20 private rooms, a Cardiac and Pulmonary Rehab Program and an Intensive Care and Critical Care unit with advanced monitoring and equipment. The 24-hour full-service Laboratory is accredited by the College of American Pathologists. The Mammography program is accredited by the American College of Radiology. A full-service Radiology Department features MRI, Spiral CT Scanner with 3D capability, Diagnostic Ultrasound, Echocardiography and Nuclear Medicine. Programs in Physical & Occupational Therapy include Specialized Hand Therapy, Lymphedema, Fibromyalgia, Vestibular Rehab and Balance, Sports Medicine Services and Urinary Incontinence. The hospital’s Joint and Spine Center is part of a comprehensive Orthopedics program. The Community Hospital Comprehensive Cancer Program includes medical & surgical oncology, chemotherapy and radiation therapy services. A benefit of the hospital’s cancer program is the convenience patients have become accustomed to by receiving care at one centralized location rather than visiting multiple locations for their appointments and cancer treatment.

THE COMMUNITY

Conveniently located on Interstate-5, Olympia was listed No. 10 on the 2007 Forbes Magazine list of Best Places for Business and Careers. Downtown Olympia features a charming historic district, with a mall district on the Westside and a waterfront Farmer’s Market. Percival Landing, the city’s one-mile waterfront boardwalk, is a relaxing place to eat or shop. Olympia is home to Evergreen State College, one of the nation’s best liberal arts schools, and South Puget Sound Community College. Saint Martin’s University is located in nearby Lacey. There are 27 city parks, and a public art collection valued at over one million dollars. Olympia is a green city, with bike lanes on seventy percent of the city streets. Whatever art form moves you, Olympia’s talented performers showcase their craft in our historic theaters and galleries, and in live music productions. From up and coming bands to symphonic melodies of an orchestra, you will walk away with an unforgettable experience.

RECREATION

Located on Puget Sound, Olympia is the perfect location for anyone who loves The Great Outdoors. The rugged Olympic Mountains, Olympic National Park and snow capped Mount Rainier are all close by. Nisqually Wildlife Refuge features world class bird-watching on its 3,000 acres of salt and freshwater marshes. The Woodard Bay Natural Resource Conversation Area includes 678 acres of habitat, ranging from shoreline and marsh land to forest. Enjoy forest solitude in Olympia’s 153-acre Watershed Park. For professional sports fans, Olympia is a short hour’s drive to Seattle where baseball’s Mariners, soccer’s Sounders, basketball’s Storm, and football’s Seahawks play their home games.

DISTANCE TO MAJOR CITIES

Tacoma, Washington . . . . 25

Seattle, Washington . . . . .60

Spokane, Washington . . . 320

Portland, Oregon . . . . . . 110