Take a look inside the Skanska-built Samaritan North Lincoln Hospital

Once the oldest operating wood-frame hospital in Oregon, Samaritan North Lincoln Hospital lacked modern technology to deliver state-of-the-art patient care. Their vision was to create a world-class hospital campus to support the coastal community, and our team was honored to make it a reality. Through collaboration and strategic planning, we delivered the 52,000 square-foot replacement facility on time and on budget. We’re excited to showcase photos of the incredible space—check them out below.

An updated look and feel

Located in Lincoln City, Oregon, the new facility offers so much more for patients, visitors and employees. The exterior showcases structural steel with wood architectural components, tree-like columns and animated masonry color bands inspired by the reflection of light on water.

Along with the beautiful design, operational resiliency was a key factor during construction. In preparation for a potential Cascadia Subduction Zone earthquake, the new facility was built to withstand a 9.0 magnitude earthquake.

The hospital’s interior design was inspired by Lincoln City’s coastal location, where the dense forest leads the way to dramatic ocean views. As patients and visitors move through the facility, the forest imagery transitions to rich blues and warm golds emulating sandy beaches.

Patient privacy, comfort and convenience were all high priorities for our client. The new design allows hospital staff to discretely access supplies with an “off-stage/on-stage” approach. All patient rooms are flooded with natural light and include stunning views of the local tree groves and Devil’s Lake.

The efficient, innovative and patient-centered facility now offers four patient observation rooms, two inpatient labor, delivery, recovery, post-partum rooms and 10 inpatient rooms for medical, surgical and critical care. The new emergency department also features five exam rooms and two trauma exam rooms.

Strategic phasing throughout construction allowed the existing hospital to operate continuously and uninterrupted. Safety was the utmost priority throughout construction, and with the new hospital being only 40 feet away from the original facility’s helipad, our team implemented a text alert system that notified our crews of incoming and outgoing flights.

At Skanska, our purpose is to build for a better society. Our team worked tirelessly to deliver this beautiful, technologically advanced and earthquake-resilient facility for the Lincoln City community.