modern exterior of the St. Anthony hospital wth a beautiful sunset sky in the background

Your home for excellent care

Serving Pendleton and the surrounding areas since 1902

About Us

CHI St. Anthony is a 25-bed, faith-based acute care hospital and healthcare campus serving the Pendleton, OR area for more than 100 years. We are committed to the highest quality of patient care and safety, and to strengthening our community through wellness education. CHI St. Anthony is part of Catholic Health Initiatives based in Denver, CO.

Our mission statement

The mission of Catholic Health Initiatives is to nurture the healing ministry of the church by bringing it new life, energy and viability in the 21st century. Fidelity to the Gospel urges us to emphasize human dignity and social justice as we move toward the creation of healthier communities.

Our core values

Reverence

Profound respect and awe for all of creation, the foundation that shapes spirituality, our relationships with others, and our journey to God.

Integrity

Moral wholeness, soundness, fidelity, trust, truthfulness in all we do.

Compassion

Solidarity with one another, capacity to enter into another's joy and sorrow.

Excellence

Preeminent performance, becoming the benchmark, putting forth our personal and professional best.

Our history

During the early years of Umatilla County, the average life expectancy was little more than half of what it is today. Disease was the rule rather than the exception, and by and large, doctors were so scarce that people who came down with an illness or injury had to "tough it out." Among the first to bring healthcare to the county were the Catholic sisters, who in the early 1880s opened their doors to all who needed help.

The sisters first opened their doors to the sick and injured in a three-story Victorian home that still stands today. A hospital was the dream of Mother Stanislaus, who one day received a check for $250 from Dr. F.W. Vincent. He suggested that she find others who would match his gift to help start a building fund. Mother Stanislaus received $8,000 from the community to go toward this dream. Ground was broken in the spring of 1901, and the original hospital was dedicated in 1902 at the cost of $75,000.

Typhoid was the cause of many admissions to the hospital in the early days. In the summer and winter of 1906, there were outbreaks because of flooding in the lower part of the city.

In 1909, a school of nursing was opened at St. Anthony Hospital. Many of the guest lecturers were physicians who attended patients in the hospital. The school for nurses operated until 1955.

The crowded conditions revealed the need to expand, and plans for a new addition were formulated. Ground was broken in the spring of 1921. This building of solid masonry construction costing $200,000 had new facilities and a capacity of 75 beds. It was formally opened Oct. 22, 1922.

Updating the facility in 1961 at the cost of $2.1 million brought many new technologies to the area. These services had been available only to those who lived in or traveled to large metropolitan areas. The original 1902 hospital building was demolished in April 1962. In 1982, another update to the hospital added more services and easier access to emergency medical care.

The hospital celebrated its 100th birthday in 2002, and a $17 million renovation began. All outpatient, imaging and surgery services were updated with remodeled facilities and new state-of-the-art equipment.

St. Anthony Hospital has made many transitions in structure and services throughout the years and will continue to bring high-quality healthcare to the people in Umatilla County and the surrounding areas in the years to come.

In May of 2012, St. Anthony Hospital celebrated a groundbreaking ceremony for the construction of a new, modern replacement hospital on 93 acres of land owned by the hospital in Pendleton's Southgate. The former hospital complex served Pendleton and surrounding communities well since its original structure was built in 1902. It became clear that continued renovation of these old buildings was neither financially prudent nor operationally and technologically feasible.

On December 20, 2013, the new CHI St. Anthony Hospital was opened. The new hospital was designed specifically to ensure that our physicians, nurses and healthcare professionals can continue to provide extraordinary care for our patients. The new 103,000-square-foot hospital features 4 operating rooms, 11 emergency rooms, 30 private patent rooms and the latest medical equipment. In our new location, St. Anthony Hospital has plenty of room to grow as needed by the community and will continue to provide the safest quality of care possible.

Our news

St. Anthony Hospital Targets Emergency Department Usage
St. Anthony Hospital Targets Emergency Department Usage JUL 25, 2019

At CHI St. Anthony Hospital, a real-time data platform helps providers manage patients with a history of emergency department visits and hospital admissions.

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St. Anthony Receives Award for Best Median Door to CT Time in Providence Stroke Network
St. Anthony Receives Award for Best Median Door to CT Time in Providence Stroke Network OCT 25, 2018

CHI St. Anthony Hospital was recently recognized as having the best median door to CT time in the Providence Stroke Network, which includes 22 hospitals throughout the state of Oregon.

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CHI St. Anthony Featured in the East Oregonian
CHI St. Anthony Featured in the East Oregonian SEP 23, 2018

St. Anthony Hospital was recently in the news with a couple of stories featured in the East Oregonian, including an article about how our therapy dogs bring healing to patients, and how we've been able to use data to cut down on ER overuse.

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