Press Releases: Northwest
April 6, 2012
Kaiser Permanente Northwest Announces Opening Date for Westside Medical Center
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
Kaiser Permanente Northwest is part of America’s leading integrated health care organization. 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 serve approximately 8.9 million members in nine states and the District of Columbia. More than 480,000 people in Oregon and Southwest Washington receive their medical care from Kaiser Permanente, and 197,000 receive dental care. 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. Follow us on Twitter at @kpnorthwest.