Our History

Adventist Health Tillamook was built on its current site in 1950, at a cost of $1,175,000. In 1973, Tillamook County signed a long-term management lease agreement with Northwest Medical Foundation of Tillamook, a non-profit health care corporation affiliated with the Seventh-day Adventist Church and owned by Adventist Health.

In 1975, county citizens approved a bond issue, which was combined with federal funds to achieve a $2.4 million medical center improvement project.

In January 1980 NorthWest Medical Foundation merged with Adventist Health. The operation of the facility is a partnership between Adventist Health and Tillamook County, with a long-term lease currently in effect through 2045.

By the 1990's, in meeting community healthcare needs, medical center services had outgrown the facility's available space and significant remodeling was needed to accommodate modern technologies. In September 1996, voters of Tillamook County overwhelmingly approved a $10 million bond levy to upgrade and renovate the facility.

This project, completed in the fall of 2000, added 25,000 square feet to the existing building and renovated 38,000 square feet. Improvements were made in a number of departments including Emergency, Surgery, Recovery, Outpatient Services, Laboratory and the Birthing Center. Other areas of improvement included replacement of plumbing and electrical, additional air conditioning, increased capacity of emergency generator, expanded fire alarm system and upgrading of the building to meet current earthquake standards.

Beyond our hospital, Adventist Health Tillamook extends its care through a network of rural health clinics in Manzanita, Tillamook, Pacific City, Vernonia and Estacada. Our flagship, the Medical Office – Plaza, located just east of the hospital in Tillamook, began serving patients in May 2013. These facilities are dedicated to fulfilling the unique health needs of each community they serve. Offering a comprehensive array of services and specialty care, they also pioneer community-based nursing initiatives, bringing personalized care directly into patient homes. This approach underscores our commitment to nurturing health, wholeness and hope within the communities we are privileged to serve. Learn more about our medical offices.