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KTVZ: St. Charles Bend marks expansion milestone (April 26, 2018)
KTVZ: St. Charles invites public to new tower 'topping off' ceremony (April 20, 2018)
KBND: St. Charles Bend Patient Tower Takes Shape (Apr 20, 2018)
St. Charles Leadership has already contributed nearly $400,000 to the project!
On Christmas Day in 1917, five Sisters from Indiana boarded a train and set out to found Bend’s first hospital. The simple mission — to care for all.
Through 100 years of growth and change, St. Charles has transformed from a tiny house on the Deschutes River to the health system our community depends on today.
As our community has grown, St. Charles has grown with it.
Deschutes is the third fastest growing county in the nation, and Central Oregon has grown by 63,000 people in the past 25 years. The population of our service area is estimated to double in 50 years.
St. Charles Bend is beyond capacity. Nine out of 10 inpatient beds are occupied most days, and the ICU was forced to transfer nearly 200 patients for lack of beds last year. In addition, the ICU is outdated, rooms are under the recommended size so in critical crisis moments, there is not enough space for caregivers, limited space for equipment, no room for family to stay and frequent interruptions.
Care for All
The time has come again when St. Charles must expand to meet our community’s needs. In each and every expansion at St. Charles for the past 100 years, philanthropy has been crucial.
To launch the next century of care, we’re bringing our community together once again to ensure exceptional care and build a new patient tower at St. Charles Bend.
New Patient Tower
Project Cost: $66 Million
Philanthropic Support: $10 Million
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