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 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.


The company’s hospitals include: Legacy Emanuel Hospital, 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 Washington.

Legacy Health System provides inpatient care to about 55,000 visitors each year. 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.

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

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.

Financial Performance

Legacy Health System reported a 9% increase in revenues to some $1.5 billion in 2014, marking several straight years of rising revenues due to organic growth.

The system reported a 7% increase in net income to some $95 million in 2014 due to increase in revenues, partially offset by increased operating expenses.


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 Hospital 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.

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.

In 2015 the system partnered with GoHealth Urgent Care to open urgent care centers in metropolitan Portland. That partnership began with GoHealth's five existing centers (formerly operating under the Northwest Urgent Care brand) and will add multiple new facilities, which will operate under the Legacy-GoHealth moniker.

Company Background

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
  • Spokesperson: Debbie Canfield
  • Pres: Steve Johnson
  • Sr Vp And Cfo: Pamela S Vukovich

Major Office Locations

  • Portland, OR

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