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 (now Kaiser Permanente Health), 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.