For Immediate Release
Bend, OR -
Point B, an integrated management consulting, digital studio, venture investment and real estate firm, has completed development work on St. Charles Health System’s new patient tower in Bend, Ore. The tower, which opened on May 19, includes a 24-bed Intensive Care Unit and a 28-bed Progressive Care Unit, plus more than 20,000 square feet of usable space for future development. Point B served as the owner representative for St. Charles Health System’s three-story, $66 million project, keeping the two-year development process on schedule and on budget while navigating the operational and organizational complexity that comes with increasing capacity and patient flow in a care center.
“Point B was a critical factor in the success of the new unit,” said Iman Nazeeri-Simmons, St. Charles’ chief operating officer. “They took into account the needs of our community, our building design and our patients and caregivers, and kept the project moving forward successfully – removing obstacles and making sure absolutely everything was completed to the highest standard. Their help in making this happen will affect the future of health care in Central Oregon for years to come.”
The expansion increases overall bed capacity by 33, and replaces the aging ICU with an upgraded unit located inside a new, three-story structure on the Bend hospital campus. The tower promises to solve a host of problems for ICU providers, and ease tensions that have a ripple effect on the entire hospital system.
Point B is both a developer and a real estate solutions and services provider. Whether developing for our own account or on behalf of others, our goal is to make a positive long-term impact on the communities in which we work while creating exceptional value and returns for our stakeholders. To learn more about Point B Real Estate, visit: https://www.pointb.com/property-development/beyond-basics.
About St. Charles Health System
St. Charles Health System, Inc., headquartered in Bend, Ore., owns and operates St. Charles Bend, Madras, Prineville and Redmond. It also owns family care clinics in Bend, Madras, Prineville, Redmond, Sisters and La Pine. St. Charles is a private, not-for-profit Oregon corporation and is the largest employer in Central Oregon with more than 4,200 caregivers. In addition, there are more than 350 active medical staff members and nearly 200 visiting medical staff members who partner with the health system to provide a wide range of care and service to our communities.
About Point B
Point B, Inc. helps organizations form, execute, and thrive. With capabilities including Management Consulting, Studio, Venture Investment and Advisory, and Real Estate Development, our integrated businesses provide value to the organizations and communities we serve. Our 100% employee-owned firm was named the #1 Best Medium Workplace in the United States by Fortune magazine, and is regularly honored as an exceptional place to work.