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Legacy Silverton Medical Center completes new 21,000 square foot campus expansion

SILVERTON, ORE. (March 14, 2024) — Today, Legacy Health announced the completion of the first phase of a $37 million expansion and improvement project for Legacy Silverton Medical Center that will add 21,000 square feet to the existing hospital. The completion of phase I renovations will be marked by the opening of a newly expanded and modernized emergency department and a complete redesign of the hospital entrance and patient drop-off areas, among other improvements.

The Legacy Silverton Medical Center emergency department will expand from twelve to twenty spacious, modernized patient rooms. Silverton Medical Center anticipates seeing patients beginning March 18 in the new larger emergency department, offering a state-of-the-art medical facility for the City of Silverton and improving existing spaces for patients, visitors, and staff.

The new emergency department will offer a full range of capabilities, from a trauma treatment bay to expanded rooms designed to care for trauma and cardiac patients. The emergency department will also provide patient rooms with ample space to accommodate women's services. The new emergency department will include airborne isolation patient rooms and space optimized for natural light with windows that bring soothing views of nature.

"Providing high-quality health care has been our top priority at Legacy Silverton Medical Center for decades," said Joe Yoder, President of Legacy Silverton Medical Center. "The award-winning care our teams provide is why Legacy Silverton Medical Center consistently ranks among the top hospitals in Oregon for patient satisfaction. This construction project positions us well both now and into the future as we look to ensure patients in the mid-Willamette Valley can access world-class health care services close to home."

Silverton Hospital and Legacy Health came together in 2016 with a shared vision and mission of improving access to health care services and a dedication to community health. Legacy Health pledged $58 million in 2016 to focus on three key areas: physician recruitment, equipment upgrades, and a new modernized medical facility.

The completed renovations also include a brand-new hospital entrance with a covered drop-off/pick-up zone that will shield patients and their families from the weather as they enter the facility.

A beautiful new reception lobby includes registration stations, private admitting booths, a newly designed coffee shop, a gift shop, and a volunteer greeter station, creating a tranquil setting for patients, visitors, and staff.

The Silverton Family Birth Center will gain a new family waiting room, providing a calming and comfortable place for expectant families awaiting their new arrival.

A new helicopter landing pad will allow air ambulances to safely land and transport critically ill patients and babies. Patients requiring access to higher-acuity hospitals, such as Legacy Emanuel Medical Center or Randall Children's Hospital in Portland, will be transported from a new helipad located directly across the street from Legacy Silverton Medical Center.

Additionally, the expansion project includes a new "All Faiths Chapel" to welcome patients, families, and staff for moments of personal reflection and prayer.

The expansion of Legacy Silverton Medical Center was made possible in part due to the generous support of corporate and individual community donors and the Silverton Health Foundation Board.

Legacy is working on phase II plans to meet the long-term goal of continuing to serve the community and grow health care services in the area. Phase II will continue this important commitment to invest in the health needs of Silverton and the surrounding communities.

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About Legacy Health 
Legacy Health is a locally owned, nonprofit health system driven by our mission to improve the health of those around us. We offer a unique blend of health services—from wellness and urgent care to dedicated children's care and advanced medical centers. We care for patients of all ages when and where they need us across the Portland/Vancouver metro area and mid-Willamette Valley. With an eye toward a healthier community, our partnerships tackle vital issues such as housing and mental health. Legacy strives to help everyone live healthier and better lives, with the vision of being essential to the health of the region. For more information, visit www.legacyhealth.org.  
Kristin Whitney