Meadowbrook Clinic set to move urgent care next door

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SNOQUALMIE - Although a new urgent-care facility will soon take the place of the Meadowbrook Clinic in Snoqualmie, patients of the clinic need not worry.

The clinic, which has to leave its location in the Snoqualmie Valley Hospital by the end of the month, will be moving practically just around the corner from the spot that it has called home since 1998.

"It is very important for us to continue to support our patient base," said Meadowbrook physician Jennifer Rowe. "We're not leaving, just moving."

The Meadowbrook Clinic began with Dean Steele, Jennifer Rowe and Robert Brooks after Commissioner Dick Jones of King County Hospital District No. 4 (the public group that governs the hospital) approached them with options to continue services in the Valley. Steele and Brooks had been doctors who had worked at the Snoqualmie Valley Hospital and wanted to continue practicing medicine following the closure of the facility in 1997. They recruited Rowe, who was then working for Virginia Mason, and the trio started Cedar Healthcare Associates in 1997.

"We decided to be up here because we wanted to support the re-opening of the hospital," Rowe said.

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