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Legacy Health Overview

Portland, OR
10000+ employees
Nonprofit Organization
Health Care Services & Hospitals
$1 to $2 billion (USD) per year

Working at Legacy Health

Legacy Health System strives to create a legacy of positive health in the Portland/Vancouver metropolitan area and mid-Willamette Valley, Ore. A not-for-profit provider of health care services in Oregon and Washington, the health system operates 6 medical centers (including ... Read more

Mission: Our legacy is good health for:
Our people
Our patients
Our communities
Our world
Our values:
Respect - Treat all people w/ respect/compassion
Service - Put needs of patients/their families ... Read more

Company Updates

  • After leaving high school early, Briar Walsh tried her hand at being a hairstylist. But when a client told her to try going back to school to become a medical assistant, her trajectory changed. Now, with the support of her team, she's an R.N. and thriving. #nursing #medicalassistant

    From hair to R.N., a nurse's winding road - Legacy Health

    As a high school dropout at 16, Briar Walsh followed a well-worn path. She went to beauty school and became a hair stylist. But Walsh found that though she loved the people, she didn't care much about selling them products.

  • We are excited to announce that Trent Green has been selected as the new president of Legacy Emanuel Medical Center and Unity Center for Behavioral Health.

    Green began his career at Legacy Health in 2008 where he has served as senior vice president and chief strategy officer for the last nine years.

    Incoming president will also lead Unity Center for Behavioral Health Portland, Ore. (December 21, 2017) Legacy Health announced today Trent Green, former senior vice president of Planning and Business Development and chief strategy officer of Legacy Health and president of Legacy Medical Group, has been selected as the new president of Legacy Emanuel Medical Center and Unity Center for Behavioral Health effective December 24, 2017.

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Legacy Health – Why Work For Us?

Looking for a job in health care? Create your legacy with us.

Our legacy is good health for our people, our patients, our communities and our world. It's a legacy of health and community, of respect and responsibility, and of quality and innovation. It's the legacy we create every day at Legacy Health. If you join our team, it's yours.

Learn more about Legacy.

Building strong communities

Every year, we give more than $1.5 million to different community organizations — organizations that enrich the lives of many people.

Recycling and sustainability are also a passion of ours. We have achieved national recognition for this work. 

Inspiring a motivated staff

We treat our people like we treat our communities. Our culture encourages learning, welcomes creativity and rewards initiative.

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The following profiles describe what we expect from the leaders and employees who work for Legacy Health.

Delivering care our patients can trust

We are a leader in quality and safety. Throughout our system, we are continually working to reduce hospital-acquired infections and all other preventable illnesses.

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Securing our future

By keeping a careful eye on our operating costs, we ensure our future is healthy fiscally. As a community-benefit organization, we don't sell stock nor pay dividends. Our Board of Directors is comprised of local physicians, executives and members of the religious community who volunteer their time.

For financial details, see the annual Summary Balance Sheet.

Create your legacy with us

Vancouver area and Mid-Willamette Valley. With seven hospitals, more than 70 clinics, lab, research and hospice facilities, we offer compassionate and complete care for all.

Looking for a job in health care? Join one of the finest health care systems in the country. Legacy Health is the largest nonprofit, locally owned health system in the Portland--Vancouver area and Mid-Willamette Valley.

Forbes Media ranked us among America’s Best Midsize Employers of 2016 - Ranked #57 overall. See the list here

We provide many different job opportunities, professional growth and advancement, benefits and community support.  

A leader in quality and patient safety, Legacy is not just a great place to work, it is located in a great place to live — Portland, Oregon — named America's "Best Big City" by Money Magazine.

"What I love most about my job are the people, without a doubt."

"I feel good knowing what I do impacts patients' care." 

Visit our Careers page and learn more about Legacy Health and the jobs we have open.

Legacy hospitals

Legacy Health, a nonprofit, locally owned organization based in Portland, Oregon, and serving Oregon and Southwest Washington, is well-known for its hospitals, the only health system covering the Portland-Vancouver area with multiple hospitals and a specialized children’s hospital.

This is our Legacy ... a history

Legacy's roots go back more than 100 years. Our two largest hospitals were founded (Good Samaritan in 1875 and Emanuel in 1912) by faith-based groups seeking to care for the growing city. As the decades went on, those two hospitals grew into larger health organizations. In 1989 they merged to create Legacy Health System.

What is now known as “Legacy Health” is one of the largest private-sector employers in the Portland metropolitan area.

The mission and values of Legacy Health

Our legacy is good health for:

  • Our people
  • Our patients
  • Our communities
  • Our world

We will work as a team to demonstrate our values:

  • Respect - Treat all people with respect and compassion
  • Service - Put the needs of our patients and their families first
  • Quality - Deliver outstanding clinical services within healing environments
  • Excellence - Set high standards and achieve them
  • Responsibility - Be good stewards of our resources, ensuring access to care for all
  • Innovation - Be progressive in our thinking and actions
  • Leadership - Serve as a role model of good health and good citizenship

Diversity Commitment

Legacy Health places a high priority on building a culture that values diversity in how we work with each other, deliver care, partner with our community and in how we do business. Diversity is a moral, social and business imperative for us. If we do the right thing for our employees, our patients and communities, then we are doing the right thing for our business. At Legacy Health, our legacy is doing what's best for our patients, our people, our community, and our world.

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    Keep the leg in legacy

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Legacy Health Photos

Legacy Health photo of: Legacy Mount Hood Medical Center Aerial Photo with Mt. Hood in background
Legacy Health photo of: Alejandrina Felipe, former YES Program participant, now a nurse at Legacy Mt Hood Medical Center
Legacy Health photo of: Legacy Medical Group - Surgical Oncology
Legacy Health photo of: Randall Children's Hospital Unit
Legacy Health photo of: Legacy Silverton Medical Center
Legacy Health photo of: Legacy Salmon Creek Medical Center
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Legacy Health Interviews



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    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at Legacy Health in December 2017.


    Was contacted (belatedly) by HR, interviewed with hiring manager, skyped with likely colleagues. Skyped again with likely superiors. Wish I could give a 'mixed' experience since my experiences with their HR were delayed.

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Legacy Health Awards & Accolades

  • America's Best Midsize Employers, Forbes Magazine, 2016
  • Pamela Weatherspoon, Legacy’s manager of Diversity and Community Engagement, among 2016 Class of 40 Under 40, Portland Business Journal, 2016
  • 2015 “Greenhealth Partner for Change” Award, Practice Greenhealth, 2015
  • Get With The Guidelines ®-Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award, American Heart Association/American Stroke Association, 2015
  • ACTION Registry-GWTG Silver awards, American College of Cardiology, 2015
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