PeaceHealth temporarily relocating Emergency Department entrance Aug. 2

PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center is expanding its emergency department and during its two-year construction project it will temporarily relocate its patient walk-in and ambulance entrances starting Tuesday (Aug. 2).

The entrance will move from Mill Plain Blvd. to 5th Street off of NE 87th Avenue

VANCOUVER – PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center is expanding its emergency department and during its two-year construction project it will temporarily relocate its patient walk-in and ambulance entrances starting Tuesday (Aug. 2). The entrance will move from Mill Plain Blvd. to 5th Street off of NE 87th Avenue.

“We recognize the next couple of years will look different for our patients while we’re under construction,” says Jason Hanley, MD, Emergency Department Medical Director. Despite the temporary relocation, the emergency department will remain available 24/7 to provide immediate care. “We assure you; we are fully prepared to continue meeting the emergent health care needs of our community.”

The new emergency department is set to open in the summer of 2024, and will result in:

  • More patient rooms, modern amenities, and a more private healing environment with a space that is double the current size.
  • A model to improve patient flow, reduce wait times and increase patient satisfaction.
  • An updated entry with adjacent parking for improved patient and family experience
  • Increased capacity and safe traffic flow for cars and ambulances

“We look forward to our new state of the art emergency department. Its upgraded and expanded space will better meet the needs of our patients and their families we serve each day,” says Dr. Hanley. 

PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center remains committed to caring for our community during this phase of construction. For additional information about the project, please visit peacehealth.org/swEDexpansion.

About PeaceHealth

PeaceHealth, based in Vancouver, Wash., is a not-for-profit Catholic health system offering care to communities in Washington, Oregon and Alaska. PeaceHealth has approximately 16,000 caregivers, a group practice with more than 1,200 providers and 10 medical centers serving both urban and rural communities throughout the Northwest. In 1890, the Sisters of St. Joseph of Peace founded what has become PeaceHealth. The Sisters shared expertise and transferred wisdom from one medical center to another, always finding the best way to serve the unmet need for healthcare in their communities. Today, PeaceHealth is the legacy of the founding Sisters and continues with a spirit of respect, stewardship, collaboration and social justice in fulfilling its Mission. Visit online at peacehealth.org.


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