St. Anthony Hospital (Pendleton, Oregon)

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St. Anthony Hospital
Catholic Health Initiatives
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Location Pendleton, Umatilla County, Oregon, United States
Coordinates 45°38′56″N 118°48′44″W / 45.6488°N 118.8123°W / 45.6488; -118.8123Coordinates: 45°38′56″N 118°48′44″W / 45.6488°N 118.8123°W / 45.6488; -118.8123
Care system Medicare/Medicaid/Charity/Public
Hospital type General
Emergency department Level IV
Beds 49 (licensed)
25 (available)
Founded 1902
Website Official site
Lists Hospitals in Oregon

St. Anthony Hospital is an acute care hospital in Pendleton in the U.S. state of Oregon. The 25-bed facility, licensed for 49 beds, is a level 4 trauma center. Opened in 1902, it is part of the Catholic Health Initiatives and is accredited by the Joint Commission. The new campus sits along U.S. Route 395 on the south side of the city.


The Sisters of St. Francis of Philadelphia began fundraising for a hospital in Pendleton in 1901, and the next year the three-story, 40-bed hospital opened at a cost of $75,000.[1][2] As part of the fundraising, one of the nuns placed donation cans in saloons in the city, which raised $8,000.[1][3] St. Anthony's added a nursing school in 1909, which later closed in 1955.[3] The hospital expanded to 75 beds in 1922 after a $200,000 addition.[3]

The hospital spent $2.1 million in 1961 to remodel the hospital, which included demolishing the first hospital building in 1962.[3] A $17 million upgrade started in 2002 that included a new addition and $6 million in new imaging equipment.[4] In May 2004, the hospital was listed as a critical access hospital by the state.[5]

The city's planning commission approved a new hospital campus on 93 acres (38 ha) on the south side of the city along U.S. Route 395 in February 2012.[6] Construction began in May 2012 on what was planned to be a $70 million, 103,000-square-foot (9,600 m2) project that included an office building and helipad.[6][7] Originally the hospital was to open on November 20, 2013,[8] but the Oregon Health Authority had not issued a license for the hospital, so the opening was delayed until December 20 after a license was granted on November 26.[9] The new $70 million, 102,000-square-foot (9,500 m2) hospital was two-storeys tall.[1][10][11]


The hospital is licensed for 49 beds, but as of 2013 only had 25 beds available.[12] Services at the hospital include emergency services, a maternity ward, imaging, hospice, an intensive care unit, a sleep disorders laboratory, operating rooms, cancer care, and cardiac services, among others.[13] The 102,000-square-foot (9,500 m2), two-storey hospital sits on a 93-acre (38 ha) campus along U.S. Route 395.[1][6] The campus also has a medical office building and a helipad.[6]

The state of Oregon classifies the hospital as a Type A Rural hospital and as a critical access facility.[14] It is also a level four trauma center,[15] and accredited by the Joint Commission.[16] St. Anthony is part of the Catholic Health Initiatives hospital network.[17]

For 2012, the hospital had a total of 1,471 discharges, with 4,374 patient days, and 11,531 emergency room visits.[18] Also that year were 341 births and 680 inpatient surgeries.[18] For the fiscal year ending in 2011, the hospital had total revenues of $54.4 million and a profit of $7.9 million.[19] That year St. Anthony Hospital also provided $4.7 million in charity care.[19]


  1. ^ a b c d Wheeler, Natalie (November 16, 2013). "East Oregonian: St. Anthony Opening Delayed". Oregon Public Broadcasting. Retrieved 9 December 2013. 
  2. ^ "About Us". St. Anthony Hospital. Retrieved 9 December 2013. 
  3. ^ a b c d "Our History". About Us. St. Anthony Hospital. Retrieved 9 December 2013. 
  4. ^ Odegard, Kyle (May 22, 2003). "Hospital shows its new colors". East Oregonian. 
  5. ^ "Capacity, Utilization, and Financial Trends 2009 to 2009". Oregon's Acute Care Hospitals (Oregon Health Authority): 5. July 2011. Retrieved 10 December 2013. 
  6. ^ a b c d Aney, Kathy (February 17, 2012). "New hospital in Pendleton gets green light". East Oregonian. 
  7. ^ Aney, Kathy (May 9, 2012). "Earth movers herald new Pendleton hospital". East Oregonian. 
  8. ^ "On planned opening day, hospital still unlicensed". East Oregonian. November 19, 2013. 
  9. ^ "St. Anthony's state license approved". East Oregonian. November 26, 2013. 
  10. ^ "New Pendleton hospital scheduled to open soon". The Oregonian. The Associated Press. December 7, 2013. Retrieved 9 December 2013. 
  11. ^ "Hospital will move in 2 weeks". East Oregonian. December 6, 2013. 
  12. ^ "Databank 2013". Health System Research and Data. Oregon Health Authority. Retrieved 10 December 2013. 
  13. ^ "Service Directory". St. Anthony Hospital. Retrieved 10 December 2013. 
  14. ^ "Oregon Trauma Hospitals". Oregon Health Authority. April 3, 2013. p. 5. Retrieved 10 December 2013. 
  15. ^ "St. Anthony Hospital". Hospitals. Consumer Reports. Retrieved 10 December 2013. 
  16. ^ "St. Anthony Hospital". U.S. News & World Report (Best Hospitals). 
  17. ^ a b "Databank 2012". Health System Research and Data. Oregon Health Authority. Retrieved 10 December 2013. 
  18. ^ a b "2011 Hospital Financial Summary". Hospital Reporting. Oregon Health Authority. Retrieved 10 December 2013. 

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