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Harrison builds 24-hour urgent care at Port Orchard campus - 1/30/2008

Harrison Medical Center’s commitment to provide healthcare services to our neighbors in all corners of the county continues with the expansion of our Port Orchard campus. Ground breaking took place January 30 for a 24-hour urgent care center, expanded imaging services, physician offices, and a host of outpatient services. Completion of a new two-story, 36,000-square-foot medical building is scheduled for January 2009.

The development represents phase two of Harrison’s master plan for the Port Orchard campus that began in 1995 to meet the healthcare needs of the growing number of South Kitsap residents. Inspired by the area’s environment and architecture, the new building will reflect the village-like design of the existing medical building, whose exterior renovation will assure a cohesive blend of old and new.

In a unique sell-and-lease partnership, Harrison has sold the six-acre-campus and existing building to Tim Ryan Properties, LP, of Poulsbo, who will also own the new building. Harrison now leases the existing 32,000-square-foot medical office building on the campus and will follow suit with the new facility. “It is a mission-driven decision,” explains Harrison President and CEO Scott Bosch. “This model of selling and leasing back frees several millions of dollars that we can reinvest in more healthcare services, further fulfilling our mission to provide exceptional medical care to our communities.”

Another Ryan company, Tim Ryan Construction, will serve as general contractor on the new structure. Rice Fergus Miller of Bremerton are the architects.

Harrison’s Port Orchard campus is located at 450 South Kitsap Blvd., east of Highway 16. Nearly 18,000 patients each year receive care here at Harrison’s urgent care center, open seven days a week, from 7:30 am to 7:30 pm, by walk in or appointment. Other Harrison services at the campus include primary care, rehabilitation, home health, lab, and imaging services.

Read a local article about the expansion: Kitsap Sun

UPDATE: As of June 1, 2008, Port Orchard's urgent care center began offering services 16 hours a day, from 7:30 am to 11:30 pm.