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 has expanded its South Waterfront campus with the addition of three buildings.
- The Center for Health & Healing Building 2 This new health care facility offers complex surgery and interventional procedures, clinical space for the Knight Cancer Institute — including cancer clinics, infusion services and areas for clinical trials — and clinical space for the Digestive Health Center and Preoperative Medicine Clinic. Food options, waiting areas and outdoor terraces are also available.
- The Rood Family Pavilion provides lodging for visiting patients and their families who must come from a distance to OHSU. It includes a conference center, staff amenities and space for an urgent care center, as well as parking. The pavilion has 76 guest suites, with laundry on each floor, indoor and outdoor spaces for children to play and for adults to relax, a communal kitchen, a dining room and space for exercise, all to encourage mutual support among the families and patients. This resource helps meet a significant demand for housing close to OHSU for patients residing in rural Oregon and neighboring states whose treatments include an extended stay.
- The Knight Cancer Institute research building — OHSU’s second phase of construction on the South Waterfront broke ground July 2016. The research facility, completed in 2018, is a seven-floor, 320,000-square-foot building north of the Collaborative Life Sciences Building. The institute’s successful Knight Cancer Challenge accelerated the need for the building, which houses top scientists and physicians working together on the early detection of cancer.
The Oregon 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 significant milestone on the road to pursue scientific breakthroughs that could save millions of lives.