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Legacy in the News: Legacy Health Expands to the Westside with two New Clinics

Beaverton Valley Times, Portland Business Journal, KPTV’s Good Day Oregon, AM 1360 KUIK, Medical Society of Metropolitan Portland

May 2, 2013

New Westside presence offers the community unique new services, direct access to Legacy Good Samaritan Medical Center and Randall Children’s Hospital at Legacy Emanuel

 Legacy Health officially expanded its presence to the Westside of Portland this week with the opening of two new Legacy Medical Group clinics.

MaryLee Morris, R.N., director of Legacy’s primary care clinics, said the new facilities allow Legacy to broaden its Portland-area offerings while providing Beaverton and Washington County residents with a multi-faceted health-care option.

“I see this as bringing health care to the (Westside) community, and closer to the homes of patients we serve, which is part of Legacy’s mission,” she said. “Having a Legacy presence in Beaverton gives this community another choice in health care.”

Located in a two-story comprehensive health center in Beaverton, Legacy Medical Group — Cornell opened its doors on Tuesday, April 30. Featuring an electronic kiosk allowing patients to check themselves in, the complex encompasses family medicine for all ages, specialty pediatric care, sports medicine, orthopedics, foot and ankle experts and X-Ray services. Randall Children’s Specialty Clinics will provide rheumatology, diabetes and endocrine services.

In addition to physical therapy and rehabilitation, Legacy Medical Group – Sports Medicine focuses on athletic training, injury prevention and performance evaluations, including bike fittings as well as running and golf-swing analyses. Randall Children's Urgent Care – Cornell will open this summer offering evening and weekend hours.

One of the many intriguing features of Legacy Medical Group’s newly opened Cornell clinic is a contraption called the “VertiMax,” a system of straps and bungee-like cords that create resistance to, well, almost any part of the body one can freely move.

“You can do pretty much anything you can imagine,” said Tom Lyttle, a physical therapist at the clinic’s sports medicine center, demonstrating the system by jumping up and down while tethered at his arms and waist. “You can do a full range of motion and have the resistance (level) not change. It helps improve your strength, just like lifting weights.”

The machine is one of several unique features — including a golf-swing cage and video running-analysis equipment — in the clinic’s gym. The equipment exemplifies the range of cutting-edge services the multi-faceted clinic seeks to provide.
Legacy started planning the clinic complex about a year ago, and remodeling of the two-story building started this past November.

The Bethany-area clinic, which includes 29 employees, is one of two Legacy Medical Group opened this month, marking the Portland-based health-care provider’s first physical presence on the Westside.

Legacy Medical Group—Forest Heights also recently opened and offers primary care for all ages. Services offered include minor procedures and basic primary care treatments such as phlebotomy, nebulizer treatments, medication administration and procedures such as EKGs and dressing changes. The clinic is located at 2127 NW Miller Road Portland.

To read Beaverton Valley Times article click here

To view LMG—Sports Medicine’s providers on KPTV’s “On the Go with Joe” click here