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.