Olympic Medical Center Set to Break Ground on New Medical Office Building

With healthcare trends putting more emphasis on outpatient services, preventive care and chronic disease management versus hospital care, Olympic Medical Center (OMC) responded with a new 42,000 square foot medical office building on its Port Angeles campus. The new facility will be the new home for a variety of specialty services currently offered by OMC in Port Angeles, create space to meet growing primary care demands, and add a much-need Walk-In Clinic.

Rice Fergus Miller designed this facility which combines clinics, currently housed in four different buildings, under one roof.

“The fact is OMC has evolved from a traditional hospital into a provider of primary care and specialty outpatient services,” says Eric Lewis, Chief Executive Officer, Olympic Medical Center. “In accommodating the growth in outpatient services and physician clinics in Port Angeles, we’ve run out of space. This new medical office building is key to our future.”

The doctor’s offices, exam rooms, waiting areas and other ancillary spaces are divided into six ‘neighborhoods’ differentiated by color schemes of gold, blue and brown, and artistic themes drawn from North Olympic Peninsula vistas of mountains, woodlands and water.

Exterior glass walls bring daylight and views in, while wood facing on a central tower will give a feeling of warmth. The building’s gray exterior with red accents will reflect the existing hospital that was originally built in 1951.

Kirtley-Cole Associates LLC was the successful low bidder; the Owner expects construction to start immediately, with completion in the fall of 2016.

Olympic Medical Center (Clallam County Public Hospital District No. 2) is a comprehensive, award-winning health care provider for more than 70,000 residents of Clallam County. It has served the community since its establishment on Nov. 1, 1951, and is governed by a seven-member, publicly elected board. Olympic Medical is a sole community hospital and rural referral center, and a charter member of both the Seattle Cancer Care Alliance (2003) and the Swedish Health Network (2011). Olympic Medical provides inpatient services at its 80-bed acute-care facility in Port Angeles, including a level-three trauma designated emergency department, surgical services, and labor and delivery. OMC’s outpatient services include cardiac, imaging, physical therapy and rehabilitation, laboratory, sleep medicine, surgical services, home health, physician clinics and comprehensive regional cancer care at locations in Port Angeles and Sequim.

Founded in 1987 and located in Bremerton, WA, Rice Fergus Miller is an architecture, interior design and planning firm that specializes in the design of healthcare and community facilities, senior living communities, and fire stations.  More information can be found at