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Newport Hospital Entrance Is Now on Ninth Street

By Tricia Schug

Patients and visitors to Samaritan Pacific Communities Hospital should now use the Ninth Street entrance to get to clinics, the old hospital building and the new addition. Open daily from 6 a.m. to 8:30 p.m., this entrance will be the primary entrance until the second phase of construction is completed.

Patients with mobility challenges can be dropped off at the new Emergency entrance off Bay Street, using the black asphalt driveway. The Emergency entrance is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Because parking is tight, the hospital has leased free shuttle service from Yaquina Bay Cab Company to ferry patients between the parking lot of the Center for Health Education on Ninth Street, the new main entrance on Ninth Street and the Emergency entrance on Bay Street. The yellow shuttle van operates on a continual loop, Monday through Saturday, from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Patients should only have to wait at one of the three locations for a few minutes before the van circles around.

The second phase of construction includes interior demolition of the two-story brick structure that was built in 1988, as well as demolition of buildings at the south end of the hospital to make room for a new parking lot.

Learn more about the full construction project.