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Look for more construction <br> and renovations in FY2014

December 2012

Planning is under way today for a number of construction and facility renovations currently budgeted for Legacy Health’s 2014 fiscal year (April 2013-March 2014).

To set priorities, Legacy considers the age of a facility, its ability to support more complex patient care and the addition of new technologies. It looks at estimated growth at each campus and seeks to maintain positive patient experience, quality and safety.

As changes are implemented, Legacy invites physicians in key services that are being impacted to serve on planning committees or participate in formal interviews.

Here is an update on current projects, those funded for FY2014 and others for the longer-term.

Legacy Emanuel Medical Center

Under way:

  • Modernization in the ED and Adult Services area

In the FY2014 budget:

  • Plans to build a specialized, hybrid OR that would encompass both cardiac and cath functions in the same space ​

​Over the next few years:

  • Operating room and ICU upgrades

 

Legacy Good Samaritan Medical Center

Recently completed:

  • New Endoscopy Suite 5, located in Ambulatory Procedure Center Surgery

In the planning stage, timeline TBD:

  • Expansion of the Emergency Department and the outpatient west entrance
  • Planning for a new cancer medical office building on the campus​  ​

 

Legacy Meridian Park Medical Center ​

In the FY2014 budget:

  • Relocation of the cardiac rehabilitation program (to the building formerly occupied by Kinder Care) and remodel of Emergency Department to add chest pain/observation unit as part of the hospital’s overall cardiovascular program expansion
  • A kitchen remodel and a renovation of the endoscopy nursing station

 

Legacy Mount Hood Medical Center​   

In the planning stage, timeline TBD:

  • New medical office building to provide more office space for physicians, and ambulatory surgery center to support the new gastro-intestinal program at the hospital

 

Legacy Salmon Creek Medical Center

In the FY 2014 budget:

  • Planning for growth of women’s health services
  • Expansion of the Cath Lab

 

Randall Children's Hospital at Legacy Emanuel

In planning for FY2014:

  • Outpatient procedure suites on the hospital's third floor​

Longer-term:

  • Evaluation for construction of a Children's Ambulatory Care Center to consolidate ambulatory clinics and services into one space ​

 

Also in the 2014 fiscal year budget is construction of a new Central Lab facility

These activities continue Legacy's efforts to maintain facilities that ensure a positive patient experience, quality and safety, operational effectiveness, and that fit with the future model of care.