Redevelopment of Samaritan Pacific Communities Hospital Results in Integrated Medical Campus

Construction is complete on the redevelopment of Samaritan Pacific Communities Hospital in Newport, Oregon. The Neenan Company served as the lead architect and general contractor to remodel 40,000 square feet of the existing facility and construct an 86,000-square-foot, three-story addition.

The project included significant facility upgrades and expansion of the hospital’s healthcare services. The hospital was established in 1952 and last updated in 1988, so the three-year project, which concluded this past winter, has made a dramatic impact on the quality and accessibility of 21st century healthcare for coastal Oregonians. The end result of this project is an integrated medical campus that brings together specialty departments, ancillary services and outpatient clinics.

With 22 departments and new services – like imaging, therapy, surgical and emergency care – the medical facility is designed to provide high-quality care for decades to come. Among the hospital’s new features are larger patient rooms with scenic ocean and bay views, efficient and maximized workspace for care providers, upgraded equipment, contemporary procedure rooms and a sweeping, windowed galleria joining to the original hospital structure.

After more than two years of planning and research in collaboration with Samaritan Health Services and Pacific Communities Health District, The Neenan Company broke ground on the project in May 2017, implementing its collaborative, multi-disciplinary process known as archistruction to centralize the work of engineers, architects, designers, project managers, contractors, subcontractors and tradespeople. Partnering with local construction firm Gerding Builders and more than 50 other subcontractors and vendors, this approach proved essential for the SPCH project to streamline complexities, create efficiencies and smooth points of project transition to ensure hospital operations could continue without interruption or risk to patient safety throughout the project’s three-year construction lifecycle.

Visit to view video tours of the new hospital and a virtual appreciation to the community.

Photo credit The Neenan Company.

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Posted January 25, 2021

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