Northwest Living

Root Your Health-Care Career in the Northwest


Philip Wirganowicz, MD, is an orthopedic surgeon at Kaiser Permanente's Sunnybrook Medical Office.

Philip Wirganowicz, MD, is an orthopedic surgeon at Kaiser Permanente’s Sunnybrook Medical Office.

The Pacific Northwest’s appeal lies chiefly in its exceptional blend of the rustic and sophisticated. Cosmopolitan city centers and bohemian neighborhoods are surrounded by all the invigorating natural beauty the outdoors has to offer. In a single day, it’s possible to wake up to traditional Danish pancakes, bicycle along the breathtaking Columbia River Gorge, and finish the evening sampling house-made lavender and bourbon ice cream in a converted Victorian mansion.

We invite you to explore a region that has a personality of its own, and grow your roots in a place where the roots grow deep.

Stunning Natural Attractions

Outdoor culture is particularly lively in the Pacific Northwest. It is home to the only Scenic Bikeways program in the nation, which offers some of the best sightseeing experiences in Oregon and Washington — all from the seat of a bike. Miles of immaculate coastline, evergreen forests, towering volcanic mountains, spectacular waterfalls, hiking trails, ski resorts, and much more are only a short drive from the major cities.

Award-Winning Schools

In the Pacific Northwest, families will find schools that offer students exceptional opportunities for educational advancement, with integrated arts and language programs and award-winning instructors with passion for academic excellence and dedicated to the holistic development of each student.

Inspirational Communities

The neighborhoods of the Pacific Northwest are truly communities. On nearly any day of the week one can find community activities like block parties and craft bazaars. Many cities host outdoor movie nights in parks throughout the summer, boast street fairs featuring local artists and live bands, hold art gallery receptions, and much more. Community events and gatherings are a regular feature of the Northwest way of life.

World-Renowned Vineyards

The Willamette Valley’s wine country boasts an impressive selection of vineyards. Many of the grapes still being grown were cloned from the original French vines and, encouraged by the rich volcanic soil and excellent growing conditions, produce the superb wines for which the area is renowned. Tours and tastings are available year round.

World-Class Dining

Living in the Pacific Northwest offers opportunities to experience the flavors of the world. The shipping industry of earlier centuries brought people of all origins together at the Northwest’s tables, and the effects of this culinary coalescence are still apparent today. Cuisine to fit every taste and price range is plentiful at fine restaurants and hip cafes. The Northwest’s passion for food extends to the home, and fresh, locally grown produce abounds at farmers markets region-wide.

When you choose a career with Northwest Permanente, the vibrant Northwest lifestyle is within reach. View our current career opportunities or contact a recruiter today.


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