Design Firm Selected To Build Newport Hospital

Samaritan Pacific Communities Hospital (SPCH) has announced the selection of The Neenan Company, based in of Fort Collins, Colorado, as the design build firm of the new hospital in partnership with Corvallis-based Gerding Builders, who will oversee construction of the new hospital facility. The selection followed a competitive process in which proposals from six firms were reviewed by hospital leadership. Proposals were evaluated for response to questions concerning related experience, connections to and past work in the local community and ability to take on a project of this size and scope in the required time frame.

“The firm was selected for their proven ability to construct flexible forward thinking critical access hospitals in rural communities,” said Samaritan Pacific Communities Hospital CEO David Bigelow, PharmD. “With their experience in building advanced medical facilities we look forward to drawing from their expertise over the next few years while we embark on planning for and constructing a hospital for generations to come.”

In the first phase of the new hospital project, the design team will take up to 12 months to consider all aspects of the project, ensuring the facility addresses the community’s needs.
The Neenan Company ‘s approach to health care design and construction is focused on creating higher patient satisfaction at a lower cost, increased capacity with less square footage, medical facilities that inspire team-based advancements and hospitals that attract outstanding health professionals. For more information about The Neenan Company, visit or about Gerding Builders, visit

Information provided by SPCH