St. Charles Medical Center – Bend

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St. Charles Medical Center - Bend
St. Charles Health System
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Geography
Location Bend, Oregon, US
Coordinates 44°04′02″N 121°16′08″W / 44.0672°N 121.2690°W / 44.0672; -121.2690Coordinates: 44°04′02″N 121°16′08″W / 44.0672°N 121.2690°W / 44.0672; -121.2690[1]
Organisation
Care system Public
Services
Emergency department Yes
Beds 226

St. Charles Medical Center - Bend is a hospital in Bend, Oregon, United States. It is the largest hospital in Central Oregon,[citation needed] and a level 2 trauma center. St. Charles medical center [SCMC-B] is owned and operated by St. Charles Health System, Inc. (SCHS), a private, not-for-profit Oregon corporation. SCHS also owns and operates the St. Charles Medical Center - Redmond.

History[edit]

The first Hospital in bend named St. Charles was built in 1922 on "Hospital Hill" located in downtown Bend. The building was named in honor of Bishop Charles Joseph O'Reilly, the first bishop of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Baker. This building was to replace a house at 930 Broadway that the Sisters of St. Joseph of Tipton, Indiana were using for medical facilities.[2]

In 1951 a more modern facility was built on the Hospital Hill site.[2]

In 1972 the Sisters of St. Joseph transferred the assets of the hospital to a new not for profit corporation called St. Charles Memorial Hospital Inc.[3]

On October 12, 1975 the new St. Charles Medical Center was dedicated.[4] In March 1977 the old St. Charles Memorial Hospital building was demolished.[5]

on January 1, 2001 Central Oregon District Hospital and St. Charles Medical Center merged to create Cascade Healthcare Services, later renamed to Cascade Healthcare Community, inc. As part of the merger the hospital was renamed to Central Oregon Community Hospital.[6] In 2003 the hospital's name was changed again to the current St. Charles Medical Center Redmond.[7]

On February 15, 2010 the Catholic Diocese of Baker announced its intention to dissolve the official sponsorship relationship of St. Charles Medical Center-Bend by the Catholic Church. As part of the announcement both the Church and CHC said "very little will change at St. Charles Bend as a result of this decision. However, Catholic Mass will no longer be celebrated in the hospital's chapel, and all items considered Catholic will be removed from the hospital and returned to the church." The dissolution of the Church's sponsorship ended a 92 year relationship.[8]

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