Tuality Forest Grove Hospital

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Tuality Forest Grove Hospital
Tuality Healthcare
Tuality Forest Grove Hospital.JPG
Historic image: Old entrance sign to hospital.
Geography
LocationForest Grove, Oregon, United States
Coordinates45°31′04″N 123°05′25″W / 45.51778°N 123.09028°W / 45.51778; -123.09028Coordinates: 45°31′04″N 123°05′25″W / 45.51778°N 123.09028°W / 45.51778; -123.09028
Organization
Hospital typegeneral
History
Founded1963
Links
Websitehttp://www.tuality.org
ListsHospitals in Oregon

Tuality Forest Grove Hospital is licensed as a hospital in Forest Grove, Oregon, United States, but does not operate as an inpatient care service. Built in 1963, the facility had 48 beds and employed approximately 100 healthcare professionals.[1]

History[edit]

Construction on a hospital began in 1962.[2] In 1963, the $412,000 facility opened as Forest Grove Community Hospital.[3] The hospital founders sold it in 1967 to a local business group, who in-turn sold the hospital again in 1976 to American Medical International.[3] Forest Grove's hospital was then remodeled and updated at that time, with a new $450,000 wing added that brought capacity to 48 beds in January 1977.[3][4] In 1978, a new delivery area opened to allow entire labor-delivery-recovery-postpartum process to occur in a single room.[3]

In 1982, a medical office building was built on the campus and the hospital was purchased by Tuality Community Hospital in neighboring Hillsboro, Oregon.[3] After the purchase, the ownership group created Fontus in 1983 as a healthcare organization. In 1990, the hospital was renamed as Tuality Forest Grove Hospital. In 1995, a geriatric psychiatric unit was added to the facility, and in 1999 a dialysis unit opened.[3] The maternity unit was discontinued in 1996 as part of a re-organization of the parent company.[5] The hospital announced plans in July 2013 to expand the facility by 75 beds and add a parking structure.[2] The long-term expansion plans would add wings to the existing structure and add a fourth floor.[2][6]

The geriatric psychiatric unit was closed in March 2018 due to a failure to meet safety requirements.[7]

The emergency room transitioned to an urgent care clinic on July 1, 2018 to better serve the Forest Grove community by providing a more appropriate level of care, easier access and shorter wait times.[8]

Facility[edit]

Tuality Forest Grove Hospital is owned and operated by Tuality Healthcare.[9]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

Historic photo: Old Emergency room entrance
  1. ^ Tuality Forest Grove Hospital. Hospital-Data.com. Retrieved on March 24, 2008.
  2. ^ a b c Bray, Kari (July 15, 2013). "Forest Grove's Tuality Hospital looks to grow". The Oregonian. Retrieved 17 July 2013.
  3. ^ a b c d e f Tuality Healthcare history highlights. Archived 2007-09-28 at the Wayback Machine Tuality Healthcare. Retrieved on March 24, 2008.
  4. ^ "New FG hospital wing to offer better care". The Oregonian. January 11, 1977.
  5. ^ Colby, Richard. Forest Grove hospital loses unit. The Oregonian, October 30, 1996.
  6. ^ Bray, Kari (July 15, 2013). "Master plan for Forest Grove's Tuality Hospital gets pass from planning commission". The Oregonian. Retrieved 17 July 2013.
  7. ^ Miller, Mark. "Tuality to close geriatric psychiatry facility in Forest Grove". Pamplin Media Group. Retrieved 2018-05-18.
  8. ^ "OHSU Tuality Healthcare to Open Urgent Care Clinic in Forest Grove on July 1". Lund Report. Retrieved 2018-06-29.
  9. ^ Tuality at a Glance. Tuality Healthcare. Retrieved on July 9, 2018.