New moniker reflects expanded services, locations in Hillsboro, western Washington County, as part of OHSU Health
Hillsboro, Ore. – November 13, 2019 – Tuality Healthcare today announced it will adopt a new name, Hillsboro Medical Center, as it continues to answer increasing regional demand as an important partner in the OHSU Health system.
Tuality Healthcare has served the greater Hillsboro community for more than a century, first as Jones Hospital in 1918 and later as Tuality Community Hospital in 1955. In 2019, Tuality will continue to respond to the needs of the rapidly growing market as a comprehensive Hillsboro Medical Center.
“We have transformed from a community hospital into a medical center,” said Lori James-Nielsen, president of Hillsboro Medical Center. “The name change reflects Tuality’s commitment to prioritize the needs of patients in our community amidst Hillsboro’s industry and population growth. Residents living and working in Hillsboro, Forest Grove and across western Washington County deserve convenient access to the same health care services available in any major metropolitan area. At the same time we will honor our history and maintain our sense of community with patients and employees. ”
The name change follows Tuality Healthcare’s 2016 affiliation with OHSU. Today, OHSU Health, which includes Hillsboro Medical Center, Adventist Health Portland and OHSU, comprises three adult hospitals with nearly 1,000 beds, OHSU Doernbecher Children’s Hospital and more than 50 patient care locations throughout the Portland-metro area.
Since affiliating with OHSU Health, Tuality has expanded services and clinic locations, providing patients living in Hillsboro and western Washington County greater access to primary and specialty care.
“OHSU Health is a reflection of years of clinical integration work in support of a shared mission to improve health and well-being through innovations in the lab, in the classroom, at the bedside and in our communities,” said John Hunter, M.D., FACS, executive vice president and chief executive officer of OHSU Health. “The unified OHSU Health system makes it easier for patients to understand their access to care includes everything from urgent care in South Hillsboro and Happy Valley to the latest clinical trials at the South Waterfront or Marquam Hill.”
Operating under a new name, Hillsboro Medical Center will remain an independent, nonprofit health care provider within the OHSU Health system. Patients will continue to have access to their same trusted providers and neighborhood clinic locations, and the medical center will continue accepting their insurance.
“Our community has an exciting future,” added Lori James-Nielsen. “As a part of OHSU Health, Hillsboro Medical Center looks forward to continuing our legacy as an integral member of the community.”
About Hillsboro Medical Center
Hillsboro Medical Center (formerly Tuality Community Hospital) is a leading health care provider in Washington County, serving a market area of 350,000 and growing. Hillsboro Medical Center is a nonprofit, community-based organization with a full service hospital in downtown Hillsboro, and numerous physician and outpatient clinics throughout Forest Grove, Cornelius and Western Washington County. Though the medical center has roots in the community reaching back more than 100 years, its affiliation with OHSU Health is enabling it to better serve the next generation with comprehensive care close to home. With over 1200 employees, including a medical staff of 300 doctors and other health care professionals, Hillsboro Medical Center is one of the region’s largest employers.
About OHSU Health
OHSU Health is the health system that includes OHSU Healthcare, Adventist Health Portland and Hillsboro Medical Center. Comprised of three adult hospitals with nearly 1,000 beds, OHSU Doernbecher Children’s Hospital and more than 50 patient care locations throughout the Portland-metro area, OHSU Health offers patients convenient access to everything from urgent care in South Hillsboro or Happy Valley, to the latest clinical trials at the South Waterfront or Marquam Hill.
For more information, please contact:
OHSU Marketing and Communications Manager for Tuality Healthcare
Office: (503) 681-1654
Cell: (503) 708-5955