St. Charles Prineville to open Sept. 21

Public invited to a “Sneak Peek” celebration of the new facility on Sept. 12, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

BEND, Ore. — Two years ago, St. Charles Health System’s Board of Directors recognized Prineville was ready for a new hospital. The board approved the construction of a facility that was consistent with the nonprofit organization’s vision for health services in the region.

Now construction of that new hospital, St. Charles Prineville, is complete. The facility is scheduled to open Sept. 21.

“This is such an exciting time,” said Jeanie Gentry, CEO of St. Charles Prineville and St. Charles Madras. “We’re just weeks away from opening a truly innovative facility that is designed to grow with the community for many years to come.”

Research conducted by St. Charles, Stroudwater Associates and The Neenan Company led to the design that is intended to improve access to care for patients while enhancing their care experience and providing better value for their health care dollars. The $30 million health care campus includes a primary care and specialty physician clinic along with hospital services including inpatient beds, an emergency department, surgery suites, a laboratory, imaging services and much more.

Most nonclinical departments such as administration, clinical education and human resources will begin moving into their new space on Sept. 8, with clinical departments to follow starting Sept. 17.

On Sept. 21 at 4 a.m., Pioneer Memorial Hospital will officially close at the same time St. Charles Prineville opens. The hand-off will be complete once all inpatients have been transferred from one facility to the other.

On that same day, St. Charles Family Care—which will also be located at the hospital campus— will open with new expanded hours to better serve the community. The clinic will be open Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., and on Saturdays from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.

The public is invited to a “Sneak Peek” celebration of St. Charles Prineville on Sept. 12 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Events will include self-guided tours of the hospital, food and entertainment, a 5K family fun run and much more.

For more information about the hospital move and the “Sneak Peek” day of events, visit StCharlesHealthCare.org.

Important dates to remember

Sept. 12 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., the public is invited to a “Sneak Peek” celebration of St. Charles Prineville. Events will include self-guided tours of the hospital, food and entertainment, a 5K family fun run and much more.
Sept. 21 at 4 a.m., Pioneer Memorial Hospital will officially close at the same time St. Charles Prineville opens. The hand-off will be complete once all inpatients have been transferred from one facility to the other.

About St. Charles Health System

St. Charles Health System, Inc., headquartered in Bend, Ore., owns and operates St. Charles Bend, Madras and Redmond, and leases and operates Pioneer Memorial Hospital. It also owns family care clinics in Bend, Madras, Prineville, Redmond and Sisters. St. Charles is a private, not-for-profit Oregon corporation and is the largest employer in Central Oregon with more than 3,400 caregivers. In addition, there are more than 350 active medical staff members and nearly 200 visiting medical staff members who partner with the health system to provide a wide range of care and service to our communities.

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