Wellness Cluster

Recent investments have further cemented health care’s importance in Burien’s economy including two brand new clinics, a new health sciences education facility, and major investments planned for Highline Medical Center. The largest employment sector, Burien has a large concentration of health care providers including:

  • Highline Medical Center (a full service hospital)
  • Neighborhood clinics
  • Private practice doctors, dentists
  • Natural medicine
  • Other wellness specialists

Together with educational programs like the Puget Sound Skills Center, which is training the next generation workforce, these health care providers comprise the Wellness Cluster and produce thousands of jobs for the local economy.

“The Burien Wellness Cluster was critical to our success. Through the Wellness Cluster, we were able to form relationships with businesses and identify employers for our students with certifications in nursing.” – Dave Estes, Puget Sound Skills Center, Burien

Purpose

The City of Burien Wellness Cluster strengthens local healthcare businesses and organizations by facilitating industry-specific connections among members to increase referral networks, improve access to a skilled workforce, and by directly connecting businesses to customers. It builds durable, credible partnerships among members of the wellness community that contribute to economic development.

Burien Wellness Fair

The Burien Wellness Cluster organizes the Burien Wellness Fair in Burien Town Square each September, connecting Burien organizations to new clients seeking services. More than 40 wellness organizations participated last year, and several hundred visitors attend the event annually.

Join the group!

The Burien Wellness Cluster meets bi-monthly. Please contact us to be added to the distribution list for meeting information and updates.