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DHS news release


July 29, 2005


Contact: Bonnie Widerburg (503) 731-4180

Technical contact: Jana Fussell (503) 731-4320


State approves relocation of nursing facility beds in Multnomah County



The Oregon Department of Human Services (DHS) issued a proposed order today to Holladay Park Plaza, Inc., granting a certificate of need to relocate nine nursing facility beds into its facility.


Holiday Park Plaza is a continuing care retirement community.


The beds will move from Baptist Manor in northeast Portland to Holladay Park Plaza, which is also located in northeast Portland. In the past, Holladay Park Plaza's nursing facility served only residents of Holladay Park Plaza. These additional beds will allow them to accept patients from outside the retirement community.


Today's action is a proposed order. Any affected party who takes exception to the proposed order may ask DHS to hold an informal hearing. If no request for a hearing is received by August 8, 2005, the proposed order will automatically become final. For further information about this project, contact Jana Fussell, DHS certificate of need coordinator, at (503) 731-4320.


Under state certificate of need law, Holladay Park Plaza was required to seek state approval of this project because it involves the relocation of existing nursing facility beds. The purpose of the law is to see that health services are adequately distributed in the state without unnecessary duplication of services or excessive cost to patients.