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St. Charles Health System Plans New Hospital In Prineville

OPB | April 19, 2013 3:39 p.m. | Updated: April 19, 2013 5:17 p.m. | Bend, Oregon

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The board of directors of Central Oregon’s largest healthcare provider voted Friday to build a new hospital in the city of Prineville.  Bend-based St. Charles Health System will spend $30 million on what will be St. Charles Prineville.

St. Charles actually already operates out of Prineville.  Five years ago, it reached an agreement with the Board of Directors of Pioneer Memorial Hospital to take over operations there. 

The building was considered state-of-art when it was built back in 1950. But now it’s outdated by modern healthcare standards. 

Bob Gomes is the CEO of the Pioneer Memorial Hospital in Prineville and St. Charles - Redmond.

“It’s been three years we’ve been working on this and I think it will really sustain health care in Crook County for now till the foreseeable future and I think it’s a great addition and investment in that community,” said Gomes

The new hospital will be built on 20 acres of land purchased from Ochoco Lumber.  The facility is expected to open by early 2015.

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