Legacy Plans Major Expansion

New building proposed at Legacy
Artist’s rendition of the new Legacy Emanuel building to house the Oregon Burn Center and surgical suites

Legacy Health has announced a replacement and expansion project on the Legacy Emanuel Medical Center campus that would add new surgical suites and a new space for the Legacy Oregon Burn Center. Plans are to build a new four-level facility with parking for 100 cars on the N. Kerby Street lot, adjacent to the hospital and current operating rooms. This is the first major expansion on the Legacy Emanuel campus since the opening of Randall Children’s Hospital in 2012.

“We are experiencing growth constraints on our campus,” says Lori Morgan, MD, president of Legacy Emanuel Medical Center.  “We also have physical and functional space limitations for current and new clinical programs. We’re building to expand and upgrade our services to accommodate these programs and to better serve our growing patient population.”

Legacy Health recently consolidated all open heart surgery at Emanuel in addition to adding advanced and interventional cardiology services and a new multi-person hyperbaric oxygen therapy chamber. The campus offers additional outpatient services, a comprehensive stroke center, ECMO (Extra Corporeal Membrane Oxygenation), and a Level 1 trauma center. The Legacy Oregon Burn Center is the only facility of this kind between Seattle and Sacramento.

Some of the features of the new $210 million, 340,000-square-foot facility include:

  • Larger operating room suites with standardized equipment
  • A cardiovascular intensive care unit
  • Seven state-of-the-art cardiovascular catheterization lab suites
  • Burn center
  • Electronic perioperative tracking system
  • Spacious family waiting areas
  • New MRIs to accommodate anesthetized patients
  • A larger central sterile processing unit
  • 100 additional parking spaces with central elevators with lobby access

Construction on the four-year project is scheduled to begin in 2017.

By Vicki Guinn

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