Pullman Regional, Patient Care Expansion
In 2004, a new, state-of-the-art 25-bed hospital was constructed on Bishop Boulevard. Over the past 20 years, our community has grown, technology has advanced and trends in healthcare have evolved. 
Additionally, Pullman Regional Hospital has expanded our healthcare services to include clinics such as primary care, general surgery, cardiology and urology. We are the third largest employer in our community with more than 600 employees. As our community grows, so does the need for healthcare. Since 2004, our work has grown from 7,000 emergency visits to 14,500. Our surgical cases have grown by 35%, and we’ve added a dozen clinics.
It’s time to grow so your patient experience is simplified, convenient and premier. We need to evolve care delivery, expand access to meet demand and build upon our comprehensive healthcare campus. 

In 2022, our community approved a $27.5 million bond to expand patient care in partnership with Pullman Regional Hospital:

  • $45-50 million, 5+ year phased project
  • Includes remodel and expansion of the hospital and new medical office building on campus
  • Funded through $27.5M bond, hospital operations and financing and philanthropy

Project Timeline
  • November 8, 2022: Pullman voters passed Proposition 1
  • June 7, 2023: Design West  & SRG Partners voted as architect firm 
  • November 2023
    • Individual/department space and workflow assessments for all employees in all departments and clinics
    • Planning/design involving more than 100 stakeholders (including employees, nurses, physicians, medical planning experts, healthcare workflow experts, patients and community members) 
    • Recommended design (option 4) for the hospital remodel/expansion through 5 phases, centered around patient experience and access through flexible patient care spaces to accommodate growth in outpatient visits and surges in emergency visits
  • December 2023
    • Pullman community/hospital receives A1 Moody’s rating and bond is sold at 30-year term
    • Board of Commissioners approves the recommended design for the hospital remodel/expansion through 5-phases
    • Planning and considerations for new medical office building
    • Application to use General Contractor as Construction Manager (GC/CM) process was approved by the State of Washington
    • Fundraising campaign planning
  • January 2024
    • Planning and preparation for 5 phases of hospital remodel/expansion
  • February 2024
    • Foundation Gala fundraiser for Expansion Project raises $151,000
    • Contractor selection process
 
Hospital Remodel & Expansion

5-phase approach to minimize disruption of a fully functional hospital during construction:

  • Phase 1 - New construction for Emergency Department expansion, Surgery expansion, BirthPlace security and technology upgrades, renovation of nurses’ stations in Medical/Surgical unit and relocation of services in preparation for Phase 2
  • Phase 2 - Renovation for fifth operating room and Procedure Prep/Recovery and Outpatient Care Unit  
  • Phase 3 - Renovation of Emergency Department (includes designated space for behavioral health patients needing advanced care), expansion of post-surgery recovery unit or PACU and endoscopy procedure rooms, renovation of Emergency and Outpatient Care Unit
  • Phase 4 - Renovation of Imaging Department to relocate CT adjacent to trauma rooms
  • Phase 5 - Renovation of Outpatient Care Unit