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Heading West: Legacy takes bold step into metro area’s west side with new clinics

The Scribe

June 2013
For the first time in its long history, Legacy Health has taken a bold step westward beyond its Legacy Good Samaritan Medical Center into the burgeoning, prosperous suburbs of northern and central Washington County.

In recent weeks, Legacy opened two medical clinics: Legacy Medical Group – Cornell in Beaverton, on NW Cornell Road in the Bethany area, and Legacy Medical Group – Forest Heights in the neighborhood square, on NW Miller Road.

“Washington County is the fastest growing area in the metro area,” said Mike Newcomb, DO, Legacy’s senior vice president and chief operating officer. “It’s high time that Legacy established a physical presence.”

Additional staff will join the site beginning in July, when Legacy will christen Randall Children’s Specialty Clinics’ urgent care center at the location, which will include rheumatology and diabetes and endocrine services.

Newcomb said the Cornell clinic is Legacy’s first to combine pediatric services with adult services, and the sports medicine portion of the center is unique to Legacy.

“There are a lot of families and kids and adults who play a lot of sports,” he said, and they will have the benefit of some high-tech equipment designed for their needs, such as a golf-swing cage and video running-analysis equipment. The pediatric urgent care clinic will stay open evenings and weekends, a service Newcomb says doesn’t exist in the area.

“We are really proud to be a part of the west side,” he said. “It gives us an opportunity to serve our patients that we haven’t been able to in the past.”

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