Healthcare Innovator to Build “Basecamp for Healthcare Innovation”
HILLSBORO, Ore., March 24, 2016 -- ZOOM+, the innovator of on-demand healthcare and Performance Health Insurance, today announced it will relocate corporate headquarters from Hillsboro to the Pearl West in Portland’s Pearl District on January 1, 2017. The move will place the company in the heart of the innovation and creative center of downtown Portland.
The new ZOOM+ headquarters, envisioned as a “basecamp for global healthcare innovation,” will occupy 30,000 square feet on the fifth and sixth floors of the new Pearl West. ZOOM+Basecamp will be home to over 300 medical professionals, technologists, designers, and insurance and finance experts. The new space is designed to power healthcare innovation and will include a hub for providing virtual care, an innovation lab for digital and physical prototyping, and a “kitchen” co-working space for impromptu work sessions and all-hands meetings. The company’s values of Food, Movement, and Relationship to life will be incorporated throughout the space.
“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 and CEO of ZOOM+. “ZOOM+Basecamp is in the heart of the Pearl and will provide the cultural nourishment to do truly breakthrough work.”
“I’m proud our booming economy is attracting companies like ZOOM+ from the suburbs to join Portland’s innovative, creative, and sustainable businesses,” said Portland Mayor Charlie Hales. “We are excited to welcome ZOOM+ headquarters and its 300 employees to the Pearl District.”
“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.”
ZOOM+, the Portland-based innovator of on-demand healthcare, is creating the nation’s first health insurance system built from the ground up to enhance human performance. By seamlessly combining the security of traditional health insurance with membership-based brain, cellular and strength/stamina training and coaching, ZOOM+ Performance Health Insurance is empowering people to reach their full potential. Co-founded in 2006 in Portland, Oregon by healthcare entrepreneurs David Sanders, M.D., and Albert DiPiero, M.D., ZOOM+ (formerly called ZoomCare) was built on the promise of delivering “Twice the Health At Half the Cost With Ten Times the Delight.” ZOOM+ is a privately held company currently operating 33 neighborhood clinics in Portland, Vancouver and Seattle. ZOOM+ was selected one of the most admired healthcare companies in Oregon in 2014 and has been a finalist for the Oregon Entrepreneur Network's Growth Company of the Year. Dave Sanders was an EY Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2015 Award winner in the Pacific Northwest.
ZOOM+ has been responsible for many retail healthcare firsts. The company built the first mobile online scheduler with same-day access to more than 500 no-wait appointments; created the innovative neighborhood retail clinic format; invented the "Magic Minute" and "Painless Procedure;" helped pass legislation allowing clinics to provide prescription medications and for video medical visits to be paid for by insurance companies; published transparent prices on the website; offered convenient office hours 365 days a year, in some cases until midnight.