CORVALLIS, Ore. – Oregon State University and Samaritan Health Services have entered into a Letter of Intent concerning the development of a sports medicine facility on the university campus.
In a joint announcement, Oregon State President Ed Ray and Samaritan President/CEO Larry Mullins said the facility will provide diagnostic and treatment services, and serve as a site for student internships, training and research. The facility will serve the university community and the general public. Samaritan will build and operate the facility on land leased from OSU.
“This collaboration will enhance the university’s academic and research mission, particularly in the areas of athletic training and exercise and sports science,” Ray said. “We are fortunate to have a comprehensive health care partner in our community that offers board-certified and fellowship-trained sports medicine specialists, as well as a broad complement of professional staff and support for training and research.”
Mullins said the facility collaboration builds upon a long partnership between the two organizations to provide sports medicine services for Oregon State.
“We will now be able to offer expanded diagnostic and treatment services, and at a location that is convenient for the university community, as well as the general public,” Mullins said.
Construction of the 10,000-square-foot facility is expected to begin this fall and be completed in fall of 2014, Mullins said.