PORTLAND, Ore. — Kaiser Permanente Westside Medical Center is targeted to open in August 2013 to serve the people of Washington and western Multnomah counties from its location in Hillsboro’s Tanasbourne area.
Construction will wrap up on the 126-bed hospital this June. After that comes the work of outfitting the hospital with equipment and furnishings, and hiring and training the workforce.
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The project has progressed smoothly since groundbreaking in 2009 and has bolstered the local economy with more than 2,000 construction jobs. When open, the hospital will create about 800 permanent, family-wage jobs.
The Kaiser Permanente Westside Medical Center is the first new Oregon hospital to be built in the Portland metro area in nearly 40 years. The $344 million, 421,000-square-foot project will feature a full-service Emergency Department — open to the entire community — and eight operating rooms. The hospital design incorporates the Kaiser Permanente ideal of total health and will be the first LEED Gold certified hospital in the metro area (one of only 39 hospitals worldwide to receive this environmental designation).
About Kaiser Permanente Northwest
About Kaiser Permanente Northwest Kaiser Permanente Northwest is part of America’s leading integrated health care organization. Founded in 1945, the organization serves the health needs of more than 8.7 million people in nine states and the District of Columbia. More than 479,000 people in Oregon and Southwest Washington receive their health care from Kaiser Permanente. A nonprofit health plan, Kaiser Permanente is committed to helping shape the future of health care. For more information, go to www.kp.org/newscenter. About Kaiser Permanente Kaiser Permanente is committed to helping shape the future of health care. We are recognized as one of America’s leading health care providers and not-for-profit health plans. Founded in 1945, our mission is to provide high-quality, affordable health care services and to improve the health of our members and the communities we serve. We currently serve 8.7 million members in nine states and the District of Columbia. Care for members and patients is focused on their total health and guided by their personal physicians, specialists and team of caregivers. Our expert and caring medical teams are empowered and supported by industry-leading technology advances and tools for health promotion, disease prevention, state-of-the art care delivery and world-class chronic disease management. Kaiser Permanente is dedicated to care innovations, clinical research, health education and the support. For more information, go to: www.kp.org/newscenter.