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Great Care in Newport

The new Samaritan Pacific Communities Hospital will be modern, efficient and flexible enough to adapt to the rapidly changing nature of health care delivery and will continue to provide high quality health care here at home for our diverse coastal community.

With a newly constructed three-story hospital facility and a complete renovation of the existing hospital structure built in 1988, our integrated medical campus will bring together specialty departments, ancillary services and outpatient clinics, providing for optimal patient care, greater efficiencies in our workflow, enhanced patient safety and increased flexibility to grow into the future.

This new facility will shape how we care for our community - ways that, more than ever, put the patient at the center, the ultimate reason we are here.

Construction Phases

Our project will take place in three phases:

Phase 1: Design Over the past year, architects have collaborated with hospital staff to consider every detail of this structure so that patients receive excellent care, efficiently delivered. From the location of beds and sinks, to the placement of outlets and storage, no detail has been too small for our team to consider and improve.

Phase 2: Construction The project is currently in this phaseStarting June 2017, we begin construction. The new, three-story hospital, to be located directly to the south of the existing two-story brick facility built in 1988, will house expanded, state-of-the-art Emergency, Surgery and Radiology departments, as well as modern patient rooms, many with views of the ocean. On the hospital’s second floor, we will combine many of our outpatient clinic services which are currently separated across the campus and elsewhere. Also included in this phase will be the construction of a Central Utility Plant to provide medical air and suction, as well as the essentials of power, heat and water, for the entire campus.

Phase 3: Renovation Once the new facility is occupied in late 2018, renovation of the “1988 Building” begins. This two-story building will house expanded Outpatient Treatment Infusion Services, Cardiopulmonary Services and Rehabilitation, administrative offices, and a beautiful new cafeteria overlooking the Healing Garden. At the end of this phase, the original hospital and clinic space located along SW 9th Street will be demolished to make room for additional patient and staff parking.

Keep current on our project:

Update: Dec.14, 2016Update: Dec. 28, 2016Update: Jan. 18, 2017Update: Feb. 15, 2017Update: March 15, 2017Update: April 12, 2017Update: May 17, 2017Update: June 15, 2017Update: July 12, 2017Update: July 20, 2017Update: Aug. 11, 2017Update: Sept. 5, 2017

Commonly Asked Questions

The current structure does not have room for growth, making it difficult to add physicians or treatments to meet the diverse health needs of the community. The original hospital is more than 60 years old and limits the installation of new health care technologies that would offer patients the best care possible. Additionally, the hospital needs to be updated to current seismic, ADA and energy efficiency standards, making it safer for patients.
The total cost that has been allotted for building this project is $57 million.
In May 2015, voters from throughout the Pacific Communities Health District approved Bond Measure 21-163 to finance construction of a new state-of-the-art hospital. The district has issued 20-year general obligation bonds for new and updated hospital facilities. The cost to residents is no more than 98-cents per $1,000 of assessed property value. That means if you own a property with an assessed value of $150,000, you would pay $147 annually. However, with greater service capabilities and more clinical specialists available right here at home, residents won’t need to travel to the valley for their health care, which can cost more than $100 per trip.
The hospital buildings are a public asset, owned and overseen by the Pacific Communities Health District. Facility additions are funded by the district. Samaritan Health Services pays for the equipment used in patient care. Since 2002, Samaritan has invested more than $16 million in new equipment and has budgeted an additional $10 million to equip the new facility. Additionally, Samaritan pays ongoing maintenance costs for the hospital.

This federal designation is designed to help small, rural hospitals remain financially viable and pays them a higher rate of Medicare reimbursement. In order to maintain the designation, CAH hospitals cannot operate more than 25 inpatient beds. There are 25 CAHs in Oregon, including hospitals in Lincoln City, Tillamook, Dallas, Florence and Lebanon.