The hospital and medical offices are built on a sand dune and shaded by Douglas fir and wild rhododendron. Lunch break? Walk the beach, meet friends at an Old Town café, or run home for a sandwich — all options when you work for PeaceHealth in Florence, on Oregon’s central coast. To the south is 40-mile-long Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area. To the north, the tide pools and hiking trails at Cape Perpetua and the bustling port town of Newport. To the east, steelhead fishing on the Siuslaw River and, an hour away, Eugene-Springfield with its restaurants, shops and performing arts center as well as PeaceHealth’s Sacred Heart Medical Center, a regional referral center.
PeaceHealth’s community of health care professionals based in Florence includes Peace Harbor Hospital, a 21-bed acute-care facility and Level IV Trauma Center. It also includes PeaceHealth Medical Group, a multi-specialty medical group providing primary care, women’s health services, and specialized medical and surgical care.