Sacred Heart Medical Center at RiverBend—Designed to be a
Destination Medical Center
The design of Sacred Heart Medical Center at RiverBend, and the entire RiverBend campus, blends the best of hospitality and health care design to create a place that promotes healing and wellness, and lift the spirits of patients, visitors and caregivers.
With input from a world-renowned hospitality architect, we created a health and wellness destination, complete with private rooms with spectacular views and a two-story atrium in the lobby to allow natural light into the interior of the building. The centerpiece of the spacious lobby is a rock fireplace that provides a warm, lodge hearth-type atmosphere to help reduce stress. Rooftop gardens offer an additional close-up view of nature for the benefit of our patients and their families.
The private patient rooms are designed to maximize access to the site’s spectacular views of the McKenzie River, tree groves, hills, and gardens—which research shows helps improve patient outcomes. RiverBend also features nearly three miles of on- and off-street bike and pedestrian paths, including a ½-mile long, 12-foot wide, multi-use trail along the campus's McKenzie River frontage.
Sacred Heart Medical Center at RiverBend is angled to face upriver, and is nestled in a grove of trees with large meadow areas both in front and adjacent to the river. Inside the hospital, a long window-framed corridor known as the “meadow walk” provides views of the meadow and healing gardens at the hospital entrance. Outside, rather than using a rigid grid system, roadways are curved and aligned to take advantage of the site’s unique riverfront location and natural features.
In the future, RiverBend will become a destination community, with the hospital as its cornerstone, as the land around it is developed with complementary residential and commercial uses.