With only a fourth grade education, Minnie Jones Coy took the initiative to meet a vital community need by establishing the Jones Hospital in Hillsboro, Oregon. She brought together independent physicians under one roof to treat the sick and provide a safe place for mothers to give birth.
When Minnie Jones Coy passed away in 1952, the hospital had moved several times and grown to 74-beds. Community-minded physicians pooled their resources and bought the hospital from her estate, establishing it as a non-profit institution to improve the quality of care for everyone in the community.
The hospital officially changed its name in 1954 from Jones Hospital to Tuality Community Hospital – reflecting our mission to serve the community with quality clinical care and unparalleled service.
In February 2016, Tuality Healthcare and Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU) signed an agreement to integrate the organizations’ clinical services. The OHSU Health partnership allows us to share a coordinated approach to clinical operations – utilizing health resources more efficiently than either organization could accomplish independently.
Tuality Healthcare adopted a new name, Hillsboro Medical Center, in November 2019 as it continued to answer increasing regional demand as an important partner in the OHSU Health system. Hillsboro Medical Center is owned and operated by Tuality Healthcare, an Oregon non-profit organization.
A century after Minnie Jones Coy made her commitment to the people of Hillsboro, her vision continues as Hillsboro Medical Center expands health care to patients in Hillsboro and western Washington County.