FORT COLLINS, Colo. — The Neenan Company and Gerding Builders have broken ground on the redevelopment of a 126,000-square-foot critical access hospital for Samaritan Pacific Communities Hospital in Newport, Oregon. The Neenan Company serves as the lead architect and general contractor for the project, partnering with construction company Gerding Builders, LLC.
Marking The Neenan Company’s first project with SPCH and its largest healthcare project by budget to date, the redevelopment project includes remodeling of 40,000 square feet of the existing facility plus an 86,000-square-foot, three-story addition.
The new facility will house 22 departments, including expanded imaging, therapy, surgical and emergency services, greatly enhancing the scope of services the hospital will provide. The hospital will offer an integrated medical campus that brings together specialty departments, ancillary services and outpatient clinics.
Located immediately off the Pacific Coast Highway along the central Oregon coast, the facility will serve both Oregon coast residents and tourists. In 2015, voters passed a $57-million bond measure for the new facility, supporting the expanded offerings the new hospital is able to provide, as well as the need for a modern medical facility, which was last updated in 1988.
The facility is under stringent building code standards, as it is not only a hospital but also located in the highest seismic design category within the nation, zone F. To ensure all standards are met, The Neenan Company has focused its Design-Build strategy on delivering a facility that will continue to meet the needs of the Newport community and the coastal environment well into the future. This involved The Neenan Company and its structural engineer working alongside the Design-Build steel fabrication and erection firm to manage the complexities of delivering an essential facility in a seismic zone F location.
The project is planned for completion by the end of 2019.