Kaiser Permanente opens new office
In November, Beaverton Mayor Denny Doyle joined community leaders for a sneak peek tour of the new Kaiser Permanente Beaverton Medical and Dental Office, which opens December 12.
The three-floor, 90,000-square-foot facility, which will replace the current Beaverton facility that opened nearly 50 years ago, is going to be one of the most technologically-advanced medical office buildings in the country, and excitement is building as the finishing touches are being installed.
This is the first Kaiser Permanente facility outside of California to be built from the ground up using a design that combines an innovative space with the latest technology to make member visits more convenient and more personal. Also, Kaiser Permanente leads the way nationally with medical and dental integration, which leads to improved health outcomes.
This modern design, which has already been implemented in select facilities in Southern California, includes waiting areas that educate, engage and inspire wellness. Text alerts that “your provider is ready to see you now” let you move around the building before your appointment. Larger exam rooms are designed to be less clinical and more conversational, and digital screens let your provider share notes and display other medical information.
The office also features art by local Beaverton artists that is inspired by the patterns of nature, including a dramatic “Falling Rain Wall” staircase sculpture that has 365 colored beads to represent each day of the year.
Mayor Doyle said he’s been a happy Kaiser Permanente member for the past six years, and so has his staff at the City of Beaverton. The Mayor visited with pediatrician Dr. Luanne Nilsen, who leads the medical team at the Beaverton facility, and dentist Dr. Curt Lemrick, who leads the dental team.