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A New Era of Care Begins in Lincoln City

With profound appreciation to the North Lincoln Health District, Samaritan Health Services, Skanksa USA Building, HGA, hospital staff, community members and countless others. We couldn’t have done it without your support!

On Feb. 4, 2020 Samaritan North Lincoln Hospital opened the doors to its new facility just steps away from the 51-year-old hospital it was built to replace.

The interior design has a Northwest feel that brings the outdoors – ocean to the forest – indoors. With an efficient, flexible-use and patient-centered design, almost every inpatient room has a view of Devils Lake.

A particularly important feature of the new hospital is its earthquake resiliency. From pilings driven down to bedrock that help keep the building in place, to floating ceilings and flexible gas lines, the building is designed to continue operations even after a magnitude 9.0 earthquake. In addition, the hospital is located above the tsunami inundation zone.  Watch the KGW interview with Dr. Ogden to learn more.


Background image: Boysen-Manning-Ogden thank the Lincoln City community

Transformation Timeline

September 2016
Stakeholders provide input on optimal patient care workflow and processes during pre-design planning.

November 2017
Design development begins, focused on creating the physical space to support the new processes.

July 2018
Site work begins the week of July 9 and the original hospital remains open throughout construction.

October 2019
Construction is done and staff begin training in new building while continuing to see patients in the old.

Jan. 11, 2020
Stakeholders are invited to a formal Grand Reveal event, hosted by North Lincoln Hospital Foundation.

Feb. 4, 2020
Once staff and equipment are moved from the old hospital to the new, the new hospital official opens!

March 2020
Demolition begins on the original hospital building, located just steps away from the new hospital.

July 2020
All campus improvements, including the new main parking lot, are completed.

Sept. 23, 2020
A drive-by celebration parade is held instead of a formal public grand opening event, because of pandemic precautions. 

In the photo, Samaritan President & CEO Doug Boysen, Vice President of Marketing & Communications Julie Manning and hospital CEO Dr. Lesley Ogden join in the day’s festivities.


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Join Us in Support of Lincoln City’s New Hospital

We deeply appreciate everyone who supported North Lincoln Hospital Foundation’s $7.5 million campaign to furnish and equip the new hospital with the latest medical technology. Our next goal is raise funds for new MRI diagnostic imaging equipment. Please join us with a financial gift today to help continue providing excellent care close to home.