PORTLAND, Ore. — Kaiser Permanente Westside Medical Center is targeted to open in August 2013 to serve the people of Washington and western Multnomah counties from its location in Hillsboro’s Tanasbourne area.
Construction will wrap up on the 126-bed hospital this June. After that comes the work of outfitting the hospital with equipment and furnishings, and hiring and training the workforce.
The project has progressed smoothly since groundbreaking in 2009 and has bolstered the local economy with more than 2,000 construction jobs. When open, the hospital will create about 800 permanent, family-wage jobs.
The Kaiser Permanente Westside Medical Center is the first new Oregon hospital to be built in the Portland metro area in nearly 40 years. The $344 million, 421,000-square-foot project will feature a full-service Emergency Department — open to the entire community — and eight operating rooms. The hospital design incorporates the Kaiser Permanente ideal of total health and will be the first LEED Gold certified hospital in the metro area (one of only 39 hospitals worldwide to receive this environmental designation).