Kaiser Permanente Puyallup Medical Center

Puyallup, WA

This modern medical office building was the first in the nation to certify under a brand-new LEED® rating system


  • First MOB in the nation to be certified LEED-HC
  • Innovation credit for advanced coordination

In April 2013, Group Health Cooperative’s new medical office building in Puyallup, Washington, became the first in the nation to be certified under a brand-new rating system, LEED for Healthcare (LEED-HC). Group Health Cooperative and its facility manager, CBRE, brought together a wide variety of experts to optimize the design and construction process, efficient service delivery, and a healthy indoor environment.

O’Brien360 was brought in to assist with LEED certification and recognized the opportunity to use the new LEED-HC rating system. LEED-HC is the first LEED rating system to help institutionalize this critical process component with a prerequisite for “Integrated Project Planning and Design.” The rating system includes both a prerequisite for a minimum amount of integrated project planning, as well as an additional innovation credit for advanced coordination, which the project earned for its exemplary collaborative process.