Hillsboro's new Kaiser hospital opens

Hillsboro's new Kaiser hospital opens

A new Kaiser hospital in Hillsboro opens today after more than a decade of planning.

The Kaiser Permanente Westside Medical Center is the first new hospital in Washington County in 40 years. Ground was broken in 2009 and the building was finished last year, but it took another year to make sure all systems were operating properly.

The idea is to create a feeling of well-being for visitors. The entire hospital has been created with input from the community, at a cost of $344 million.

Read more at KGW.