OHSU’s South Waterfront Campus continues to grow

OHSU is known for providing the most comprehensive  health care services in Oregon, bringing patients the  benefits of cutting-edge research and treatments found nowhere else in the  region.  With the goal of improving the health of Oregon and beyond, OHSU  is expanding its South Waterfront Campus with the addition of three  buildings.

  • The Center for Health & Healing South building project broke  ground In April 2016. This new health care facility will  offer complex surgery and interventional procedures, clinical space for  the Knight Cancer Institute — to include oncology clinics, infusion  services and areas for clinical trials — and  clinical space for the Digestive Health Center and Preoperative Medicine  Clinic. Also planned is a retail pharmacy, lab services, food options, open  waiting spaces and access to outdoor terraces.
  • The Rood Family Pavilion will provide lodging  for visiting patients and their families who must come from a distance to OHSU. It will include a  conference center, staff amenities and space for an urgent care center, as  well as parking. The pavilion will include 76 units, with laundry on each  floor, indoor and outdoor spaces for children to play and for adults to relax,  a communal kitchen, dining room and space for exercise, all to  encourage mutual support among the families and patients. This resource will  help meet a significant demand for housing close to OHSU for those patients  residing in rural Oregon and neighboring states, who’s treatments include an  extended stay, such as extensive surgeries, transplants or participation in  important clinical trials.

An underground tunnel will provide access between the Center for Health & Healing South and the new family pavilion.

Both the Center for Health & Healing South and The Rood Family Pavilion are scheduled to be completed in 2019.

  • The Knight Cancer Institute research building - OHSU’s second  phase of construction on the South Waterfront broke ground July 2016. The  research facility will be a seven-floor, 320,000 square-foot building located  north of the Collaborative Life Sciences Building. The institute’s recent and  very successful Knight Cancer Challenge accelerated the need for the building,  which will house top scientists and physicians, working together on the early  detection of cancer, when it is easier to treat and it is hoped, easier to  prevent.

    Oregon’s State Legislature played a large role in the construction of the  research building by passing a bill in 2014 to fund a $200 million request as a  state partnership component in meeting the Knight Cancer Challenge. The  decision by Oregon’s leadership marks a very significant milestone on the road  to pursue scientific breakthroughs that could save millions of lives.

The research building is scheduled to be completed in 2018.