Legacy Health System strives to create a legacy of positive health in the Portland/Vancouver metropolitan area. A not-for-profit provider of health care services in Oregon and Washington, the health system operates about half a dozen hospitals, including Legacy Emanuel Hospital and Legacy Good Samaritan Hospital, all founded by a variety of secular organizations. Legacy Health has more than 1,100 total beds and its facilities provide such services as acute and critical care, behavioral health, and outpatient and health education programs. It also operates home health, hospice, and research facilities; emergency transportation helicopters; and a number of regional clinics and labs.

Geographic Reach

Legacy Health System operates six hospitals, more than 50 outpatient clinics, and a number of hospice, research, and diagnostic facilities in the Portland/Vancouver metropolitan area. It has three hospitals located in Portland, as well as one each in Gresham, Oregon; Tualatin, Oregon; and Vancouver, Washington.


The company’s hospitals include: Legacy Emanuel Medical Center, Randall Children’s Hospital, Legacy Good Samaritan Medical Center, Legacy Meridian Park Medical Center, Legacy Mount Hood Medical Center and Legacy Salmon Creek Medical Center in Vancouver.

Legacy Health System provides inpatient care to about 55,000 visitors each year. The organization provides about $300 million in community care, including non-reimbursed medical services and community outreach programs. Its Legacy Medical Group includes 300 affiliated physicians operating about 20 primary care clinics in the region, as well as a number of specialty care centers in fields such as obstetrics, pediatrics, cardiology, neurology, and orthopedics. It also oversees a team of 100 hospitalists (in fields such as internal medicine, pulmonary care, geriatrics, and palliative care) and 70 pediatric hospitalists, who supervise hospital stays for patients. 

In addition to providing medical care, Legacy Health System partners with government and commercial entities to conduct medical research studies.

Financial Performance

Legacy Health System reported a 3% increase in revenues to some $1.4 billion in 2013, marking several straight years of rising revenues due to organic growth.

The System reported a 31% increase in net income to some $89 million in 2013 due to increase in revenues partially offset by increased operating expenses and factors such as lower net gains.


The company is focused on improving its existing hospitals. To conveniently bring fresh food directly to clinic patients suffering from chronic diseases, in 2014 it opened the My Street Grocery at its Legacy Good Samaritan location in Legacy Emanuel Medical Center with a larger, more comprehensive storefront, expanded days and times. It also opened a new cardiac care center at its Legacy Meridian Park Medical Center in 2013. A major project was completed to add pediatric and acute care capacity at the Emanuel Hospital with the opening of a new, nine-story Randall Children's Hospital facility in 2012.

Legacy Health is also concentrating on opening new general care and specialty clinics, partly through partnerships with area physicians. The addition of new clinics is designed not only to service the needs of small communities, but also to ensure that referrals from area doctors help to sustain its nearby hospitals. In 2013 Legacy Health officially expanded its presence to the Westside of Portland with the opening of two new Legacy Medical Group clinics, Legacy Medical Group — Cornell and Legacy Medical Group—Forest Heights. The new facilities allow Legacy to broaden its Portland-area offerings by providing pediatric, orthopedic, diagnostic, and sports medicine services, among others.

That year Legacy Devers Eye Institute also expanded its geographic presence by opening Legacy Devers Eye Institute – Emanuel.

Legacy Health is also expanding primary care services for residents in Gresham and the surrounding East County communities and has started offering adult primary care services. In 2013 it broke ground on Legacy Laboratory Services’ new expanded headquarters -- a two-story, 62,000 sq. ft. structure adjacent to the lab’s current facility which it shares with Legacy Research Institute.

Company Background

Legacy Health completed emergency, outpatient surgery, and clinical laboratory expansion efforts at its Mount Hood Medical Center in 2010, and in 2011 it opened a new patient floor at the Salmon Creek Medical Center, adding about 50 beds.

The company was founded through the 1989 merger of HealthLink and Good Samaritan Hospital.

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815 Ne Davis St
Portland, OR 97232-2964
Phone: 1 (503) 220-1000
Fax: 1 (503) 225-6213


  • Employer Type: Public
  • Pres: Steve Johnson
  • Human Resource Manager: Mary Starmont
  • Sr Vp And Cfo: Pamela S Vukovich

Major Office Locations

  • Portland, OR

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