Sky Lakes Collaborative Health Center
Investing in Our Community's Future
Sky Lakes Medical Center, in partnership with Oregon Health & Science University, is constructing a four-story building adjacent to Cascades East Family Medicine Clinic on the Sky Lakes campus to support collaboration and innovation in the way health care is delivered. The project also with improve patient access to care. Read more at "Closing the rural health gap."
The nearly 100,000-square-foot medical office and educational building will improve clinical care, provide an ideal venue for training and ultimately enhance the health of the community overall.
"Reaching for the Sky" is the title of an article about the project in the winter 2018 edition of DDC Journal, a national trade magazine. The Sky Lakes story is on page 182.
At right is a view of the construction site as of the morning of Dec. 13, 2018.
Excavation of the new building site began April 2018, and construction will continue through late 2019. Watch the steel structure take shape.
Sky Lakes and OHSU officially launched the building's construction on May 30. Read more.
When complete, the Collaborative Health Center will include:
- Space to support the OHSU Campus for Rural Health, which formally launched in fall 2015;
- A floor dedicated to Cascades East Family Medicine including new X-ray imaging capability and a Sky Lakes Laboratory satellite office; and
- Two floors for Sky Lakes primary-care clinics, including a drop-in clinic.
By consolidating several Sky Lakes primary care clinics, the building will bring more than three-fourths of the primary care physicians in Klamath Falls under one roof to better serve patients and foster a culture of collaboration among all health care providers.
Sky Lakes Collaborative Health Center east side (architect's rendering) Sky Lakes Collaborative Health Center from the north (architect's rendering)
There are plenty of spaces for patients and visitors to park their vehicles thanks to a new two-level garage. Watch a 2-minute video of its construction.