September of 2012 the Oregon College of Oriental Medicine (OCOM) opened its new campus and clinic in Portland’s Old Town Chinatown. A weekend community open house celebrated its opening.
Renovating the building to LEED Gold standards aligns the utility of the building with OCOM’s commitment to create greater health for patients, students, faculty, and staff. Noteworthy features include the 5th floor green roof, access to views and daylight in 90% of interior spaces, and optimal energy and water efficiency including motion-sensing fixtures and section-by-section adjustable temperature zones.
Originally built in 1912 as the Globe Hotel, the new facility will bring more than 350 faculty, staff, students and patients into the neighborhood on a daily basis. Clinic services include master’s and doctoral resident acupuncture appointments; private practitioner acupuncture appointments; Tui Na and Shiatsu massage; Chinese herbs and herbal consultations; public qigong classes; and weekend specialty clinics focused on chronic conditions.
Founded in 1983, OCOM is a professional graduate school that offers two specialized degree programs — Master of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (MAcOM) and Doctor of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (DAOM).
OCOM’s mission is to transform health care by educating highly skilled and compassionate practitioners, providing exemplary patient care, and engaging in innovative research. The college’s 1,050 graduates practice, teach and research Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) in 37 states around the country, and have provided an estimated 10 million treatments over the past 29 years.
Picture by Portland Development Commission