January 21 2019
PORTLAND, Oregon – Kaiser Permanente opens its new Beaverton Medical and Dental Office. The new facility is our vision for the future of health care: person-centered care for body, mind and spirit, powered by innovation.
The three-floor, 90,000-square-foot facility replaces the current Beaverton facility that opened nearly 50 years ago, and it is the first Kaiser Permanente facility outside of California that was built from the ground up to harness design, technology and workflow to create an intuitive and convenient experience for members and care teams.
This state-of-the-art care facility features a public square at its heart to educate, engage and inspire wellness, and appointment notification text alerts allowing patients to relax, enjoy something from the café, or take in the Northwest-created art displayed throughout the building. Larger exam rooms are designed to be less clinical and more conversational, and digital screens let providers share notes and display other medical information.
One of the innovative ways that Kaiser Permanente is a national leader in care delivery is with medical and dental integration, which leads to improved health outcomes. For example, clinicians can look ahead at the dental patients on their schedule to see whether they're due for any medical procedures, like flu shots, immunizations or blood pressure checks, that can be taken care of during their visit. Because of Kaiser Permanente's integrated medical record, a dental team provider can then, for example, send a message directly to the patient's primary care doctor.
"Kaiser Permanente is unique in our movement toward integrated medical and dental care, and our new Beaverton office was built from the ground up to offer a convenient and highly personal total health experience," said Curt Lemrick, DMD, the lead dentist at the new office. "Dental health can often give clues about a person's overall health, and we strongly believe that the future state of medicine will be one where the two are integrated. We're excited our Beaverton neighbors can now receive all of their medical and dental care in this state-of-the-art facility."