ZOOM+ Announces Relocation to Downtown Portland
- Mar 28, 2016
By Anca Gagiuc, Associate Editor
Portland, Ore.—ZOOM+ is moving its headquarters from Hillsboro, Ore., to Portland’s Pearl District. The move that will relocate the neighborhood clinic and health insurance purveyor to downtown Portland will take place on January 1, 2017.
“I’m proud our booming economy is attracting companies like ZOOM+ from the suburbs to join Portland’s innovative, creative, and sustainable businesses,” Portland Mayor Charlie Hales said in a prepared statement. “We are excited to welcome ZOOM+ headquarters and its 300 employees to the Pearl District.”
Envisioned as a “basecamp for global healthcare innovation”, ZOOM+’s new office will consist of 30,000 square feet on the fifth and sixth floors of the new Pearl West development, and will house over 300 medical professionals, technologists, designers and insurance and finance experts. The new space will be designed to enable healthcare innovation and will include a hub for providing virtual care, an innovation lab for digital and physical providing virtual care, an innovation lab for digital and physical prototyping, as well as a “kitchen” co-working space for impromptu work sessions and all-hands meetings. Furthermore, the company’s values of food, movement and relationship to life will be incorporated throughout the space.
“ZOOM+ attracts amazing thinkers, builders, and doers from across the country. People want to join an innovative company and experience the collaborative and creative culture of iconic downtown Portland,” said Gaylyn Sher-Jan, chief people officer for ZOOM+. “Relocating immerses ZOOM+ among other great innovators, and gives ZOOMers easier access to urban living, excellent mass transit and a thriving arts and entertainment scene. We are enhancing our recruiting and retaining of the best people.”
“Transforming the American healthcare system is tough work. We’re creating a workplace that nurtures our teams and attracts the nation’s best and brightest who are interested in doing truly breakthrough work.” said Dave Sanders, M.D., co-founder & CEO of ZOOM+. “ZOOM+Basecamp is in the heart of the Pearl and will provide the cultural nourishment to do truly breakthrough work.”
Rendering courtesy of Pearl West