Legacy Childrens Center completes celebrates expansion

first_imgThe pediatric rehabilitation program had just 12 kids when it opened 10 years ago at Legacy Salmon Creek Medical Center. Today, more than 550 children receive physical, occupational and speech therapy services at the Legacy Children’s Center each week.And up until a week ago, the rehab program was using the same office space to serve those 550 kids as it was when it had just a dozen patients.But early last week, the medical center celebrated the completion of a 3,425-square-foot expansion of its Children’s Center, funded by $440,000 in community donations. The added space allows the rehab program to add services and cut down its 200-child waiting list.In addition, the Children’s Center took over a vacated 1,120-square-foot suite on the same floor to bring pediatric specialists under the same roof. Previously, the providers were crammed into the same office space as the rehab program, and some of those speciality services were only available at the health system’s Portland centers.“The goal is access to services close to home,” said Lisa Lyons, manager of the pediatric rehab program.‘New opportunities’The pediatric rehab clinic was previously housed in a 6,400-square-foot office in the hospital’s medical office building. The program was bursting at the seams.last_img read more

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