Important Notice: Temporary Parking Limitations

Our main parking lot has fewer spaces available than usual due to our ongoing construction project. 

  • Please plan to arrive an additional 15 minutes early for your appointments.
  • After arriving at the hospital, if you need assistance getting to your appointment, please call (360) 385-2200.

Thank you for your patience during this process!

Campus Modernization & Expansion Project Overview

Improving access and meeting the needs of our community

In 2015, when Jefferson Healthcare built the Emergency and Specialty Services Building, the newest building, we performed a Tier 2 structural and seismic evaluation of the buildings constructed in 1965 and 1988. The 1965 building was determined to be beyond its useful life, and engineering reports identified serious seismic and structural deficiencies and recommended replacement before 2025.

Additionally, with more patients in the community seeking care at Jefferson Healthcare, we have quickly outgrown our space. We need additional space to continue meeting our community’s health needs.

Construction Cam

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Visit the Abbott Construction website to get a birds-eye view the campus modernization and expansion project’s progress. You can view the most up-to-date image or watch a time-lapse video of the project so far.

Expanded Space for:

  • Medical Oncology
  • Dermatology Clinic
  • Wound Clinic
  • Express Care Clinic
  • Obstetrics & Gynecology Clinic

New Specialty Service Lines:

  • Linear Accelerator/Radiation Oncology
  • Ear, Nose & Throat
  • Neurology
  • Pulmonology
  • Ambulatory Surgery Center
Aerial view of Jefferson Healthcare.

What buildings need to be replaced and why?

When Jefferson Healthcare built the Emergency & Specialty Services Building (ESSB) in 2015, a structural and seismic evaluation of the buildings constructed in 1965 and 1988 was required. The evaluation revealed the 1965 building was seismically unsound, and it was recommended to replace, retrofit, or modernize it within seven to ten years.

What services will this construction project impact?

Demolition of the 1965 building and retrofit of the remaining 1988 building require relocating the OB/GYN Clinic, Express Clinic, MRI Services, Surgery Pre-Op, Vascular Imaging, hospital support services, administration, and the Garden Row Cafe.

What additional services will be in the new building?

In addition to expanded space for existing service lines, Jefferson Healthcare will add services our community most frequently accessed outside the county.

  • Ear Nose & Throat
  • Neurology
  • Pulmonology
  • Ambulatory Surgery Center
  • Expanding our oncology services to include radiation oncology utilizing a linear accelerator

Will the 1965 building be demolished before construction begins?

The structural integrity of the 1965 building is fragile, and the best plan of action is to demolish it and build in its footprint.

Will Jefferson Healthcare maintain clinical services during the construction?

Jefferson Healthcare is the healthcare system for Jefferson County, so we will work closely with engineers to continue all services during construction.

What is the growth of Jefferson Healthcare attributed to?

The growth of Jefferson Healthcare over the last eight years isn’t due to significant new diseases in our community. Jefferson Healthcare developed specialty service lines to provide care locally because we believe local healthcare is better healthcare. Our commitment to providing high-quality, local care resulted in increased visits from 300/day to 625/day between 2014 and 2021.

Will parking for patients and employees be addressed in the new plans?

Additional parking is a big part of the project, and we will follow a formula based on square footage, number of exam rooms, patients and employees. That number provides an overall estimate of how many spaces we think we will need.  Additionally, new state codes require us to provide a minimum number of electronic vehicle charging stations.

How many employees do we anticipate hiring for the project?

As we expand our current services to increase access and bring in new service lines, we estimate an additional 70–75 jobs at Jefferson Healthcare over the next five years.

How does Jefferson Healthcare plan to assist with the affordable housing shortage in Jefferson County?

Jefferson Healthcare recognizes the community-wide challenge of affordable housing and applauds the efforts of the multiple agencies working on mitigating this issue. We are focused on modernizing our campus and expanding services and have limited resources to lend to community housing initiatives. However, we will play a supporting role by engaging in planning efforts, defining the housing needs of our workforce and being a participant in grant seeking, and advocacy.

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architect's sketch of the new building to open at Jefferson Healthcare in 2025