Bess Kaiser Hospital

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Bess Kaiser Hospital
Kaiser Permanente
Adidas North America headquarters - Portland, Oregon.JPG
Former Bess Kaiser, now Adidas
Location Portland, Multnomah County, Oregon, United States
Coordinates 45°33′34″N 122°41′42″W / 45.5595°N 122.6950°W / 45.5595; -122.6950Coordinates: 45°33′34″N 122°41′42″W / 45.5595°N 122.6950°W / 45.5595; -122.6950
Hospital type General
Founded 1959
Closed 1998
Lists Hospitals in Oregon

Bess Kaiser Hospital was a hospital in Portland, Oregon, United States, which closed in 1998.[1]

The hospital opened in 1959 and was the first hospital in Kaiser's hospital network.[2] It was named after Henry J. Kaiser's wife Bess.[3] The former location is now occupied by Adidas America Headquarters, Salomon North America Inc., and several physicians.


  1. ^ Kristina Brenneman (July 30, 1999). "Bess Kaiser's demise proves boon for some, but not for all". Portland Business Journal. Retrieved 2009-10-17. 
  2. ^ "Jesse Jackson plans a visit tp protest closure of center". Register-Guard. September 1, 1995. pp. 3B. Retrieved 2009-11-04. 
  3. ^ MacColl, E. Kimbark (1979). The Growth of a City: Power and Politics in Portland, Oregon, 1915-1950. Georgian Press. pp. 583–584. ISBN 0-9603408-1-5. 

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