PeaceHealth Completes Sacred Heart Medical Center Modernization Project, University District Campus


EUGENE, Ore. – PeaceHealth Sacred Heart Medical Center, University District Campus, has undergone a major transformation over the past 1 ½ years.

Crews with excavators arrived in April 2021 and carefully removed four vacant buildings east of the main hospital tower. These buildings included the former Johnson Inpatient Behavioral Health Unit and the last wing of the former Sacred Heart General Hospital. Now in their place is a 100,000 square foot lawn, roughly the size of a 1 ¾ football field.

Workers also revitalized the hospital lobby – completing a new chapel, heartfelt gift shop and dining room – to better serve our patients, visitors and caregivers.

“This project has gone very well,” says Alicia Beymer, administrative director of PeaceHealth’s University District Campus and Cottage Grove Community Medical Center. “We would like to thank Turner Construction Co. and its team of contractors. They worked closely with our clinical team, always putting the care of our patients and caregivers first.

Here are some statistics that illustrate the scope of this project:

Over 80,843: Total hours worked by the teams

225: Craftsmen (demolition, construction, landscaping, etc.)

14,700: Tons of material removed during demolition

77: Percentage of materials removed that were recycled

9,235: Tons of concrete recycled

2,179: Tons of recycled metals

78,000: Tons of engineered fill for building basements removed

3,700: Tons of topsoil to create the lawn

100,000: Square area of ​​lawn

2,500: Square footage of the patio

For a quick overview of the whole project, from start to finish, check out this Time-lapse video, which was captured from a rooftop camera on the south side of PeaceHealth Sacred Heart Medical Center, University District campus.

About PeaceHealth: PeaceHealth, based in Vancouver, Washington, is a nonprofit Catholic health system that provides care to communities in Washington, Oregon, and Alaska. PeaceHealth has approximately 16,000 caregivers, a group practice with more than 900 providers, and 10 medical centers serving urban and rural communities in the Northwest. In 1890, the Sisters of St. Joseph of Peace founded what became PeaceHealth. The Sisters shared their expertise and transferred their wisdom from one medical center to another, always finding the best way to meet the unmet health care needs in their communities. Today, PeaceHealth is the legacy of the Founding Sisters and continues with a spirit of respect, stewardship, collaboration, and social justice in fulfilling its mission. Visit us online at

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