PeaceHealth Sacred Heart Medical Center at RiverBend Springfield, Oregon

In applying a vision for a new medical center that reflects their mission, PeaceHealth aimed to incorporate an environmentally friendly design across a 160-acre site. The resulting 1.8 million-square-foot facility would make the Sacred Heart facility 2006’s largest construction project in the state of Oregon.

A Sustainable Medical Center Design that Reflects a Mission in Healthcare

The complete medical center houses the Oregon Heart & Vascular Institute including a 432-bed hospital complex that features a 1.2-million-square-foot acute care tower, and two parking structures with more than 1,000 spaces. Two 120,000-square-foot medical office buildings, connected to the main building via skybridges, contain the Northwest Specialty Clinic and the RiverBend Pavillion. With sustainability and environmentally friendly design a large focus, the facility features seven rooftop gardens to provide greenscapes and reduce the amount of runoff entering the city stormwater system. The project also included an innovative, chemical-free cooling water treatment system; natural daylight throughout the facility; and eco-friendly materials. As owner’s representative, Otak worked across the project disciplines to implement sustainability measures like protecting salmon-safe streams throughout construction, preserving 86% of the Douglas Fir groves, and creating a sustainable stormwater facility to protect the groundwater supply.

Michael Kelly, Former Director of Facilities

“Otak was invaluable during this entire process. Their attention to detail and experience in the construction arena provided the additional resources to ensure a timely completion and a superior product. The project finished under budget and nine weeks ahead of schedule.”

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