Sky Lakes Collaborative Health Center Advances Rural Healthcare

A joint effort between Sky Lakes Medical Center and Oregon Health & Science University to advance rural healthcare, the Sky Lakes Collaborative Health Center, which opened this year, will house the OHSU Campus for Rural Health, the OHSU Cascades East Family Medicine Residency and clinic and the new Sky Lakes Primary Clare Care Clinic located in Oregon.

The four-story, $50-million health center boasts expansive “smart” windows overlooking Upper Klamath Lake and the Cascade Mountains, providing stunning views for patients and their families. An airy two-story entryway on the east presents a welcoming environment and made-in-Oregon furnishings enhance a relaxing atmosphere.

At just over 100,000 square feet, the facility offers three floors for primary care clinics, a drop-in clinic, an outpatient lab and a diagnostic imaging clinic. The central check-in and check-out configuration of each floor allows the clinics to expand or contract into adjacent corridors as patient loads increase or decrease.

The ground floor is dedicated to developing the next generation of medical professionals using simulation spaces and remote classrooms through the collaboration of the OHSU Campus for Rural Health and the OHSU Nursing program at OIT.

The new building was constructed in an existing parking lot on the Sky Lakes Medical Center campus. The project team included PKA Architects and Walsh Construction.

Photos courtesy Cheryl McIntosh| Photographer.

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Posted December 17, 2020

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