Aviva Health Expansion

Training the Next Generation of Rural Healthcare Providers

According to the Oregon Office of Rural Health, rural Oregon communities have much greater unmet healthcare needs than their urban counterparts (2022 Oregon Areas of Unmet Health Care Need Report). For rural community members, this unmet need can take the shape of longer drive times to see a provider, lack of availability of providers within a reasonable travel distance, and lack of access to affordable care. As access shortages for rural Oregon residents continue to be a problem, Aviva Health expanded its Roseburg clinic to include a family medicine residency program to combat the issue. The teaching clinic is celebrating its first round of physician graduates in June of 2023, with two graduates staying in Douglas County to establish their careers in rural healthcare.

The residency program is housed in a 32,700-square-foot expansion to Aviva’s existing Roseburg health clinic, more than doubling the size of the facility. The teaching clinic, accommodating eight physicians to complete the residency program on an annual basis, is anticipated to draw providers into rural communities such as Douglas County in the long term while refining their skills to make them uniquely qualified to practice medicine in rural communities. More immediately, with the addition of 34 family medicine rooms, four procedure rooms, and 24 resident training physicians providing direct patient care, Douglas County, a region recognized by the Federal Government as a health professional shortage area, will see a much-needed improvement in access to clinical services. With the expansion, the clinic has seen a 60% increase in annual patient visits, with the addition of over 35,000 annual patient visits from 2019.

Project Details

LOCATION

Roseburg, OR

SIZE

53,835 SF

CLIENT

Aviva Health

PROJECT TYPE

Community Health Clinics
Behavioral Health

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