To meet new, complex state regulations related to earthquake safety for hospitals, we continued one of the largest building programs for hospitals and outpatient facilities ever undertaken in Northern California.
After 12 years of planning and construction, the new 241-bed Mills-Peninsula Medical Center in Burlingame opened in May 2011. The $640 million, 450,000-square-foot hospital features all private patient rooms and the most advanced earthquake safety technology.
Progress continued on the new patient care pavilion and parking structure at Alta Bates Summit Medical Center in Oakland. The parking structure opens in 2012; the Patient Care Pavilion will open in 2014.
Construction continued on the new Eden Medical Center in Castro Valley, slated to open in 2012, along with a new medical office building. The 230,000-square-foot high-tech hospital is designed to be highly energy-efficient.
Construction also continued on Sutter Medical Center Santa Rosa's new $284 million state-of-the-art medical campus, opening in 2014.
Palo Alto Medical Foundation broke ground on its new 120,000-square-foot Sunnyvale Center. The facility will include offices for 70 primary care physicians and specialists, and a Cancer Care Center with infusion therapy, as well as a complete laboratory and areas for diagnostic radiology and digital imaging services.
Construction began on a $10.8 million surgery center at the site of the Sutter medical campus in Elk Grove, which opened in May 2012. The Sutter Elk Grove Surgery Center represents the next step toward a full medical campus in Elk Grove, giving patients access to more vital specialty services close to home.
Progress continued on construction of the 242-bed Anderson Lucchetti Women's and Children's Center and the renovation of the 257-bed Sutter General Hospital on the expanded campus of Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento.
Our medical campus expansion project in midtown Sacramento will open in Fall 2013. The multispecialty outpatient center, Sutter Capitol Pavilion, opened for patient care in August 2010.
Palo Alto Medical Foundation and Sutter Gould Medical Foundation began posting wait times for their urgent care clinics on the mobile app iTriage. When patients have urgent medical needs, this online information helps save precious time.
Sutter-affiliated California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC) and Lucile Packard Children's Hospital at Stanford work closely together to make their highly specialized inpatient hospital care services accessible to children across Northern California.
Hospitals throughout the Central Valley installed a dedicated phone line that instantly connects their teams who coordinate patient care. This helps them arrange for the quick, safe transfer of patients between hospitals, whenever patients require high-level specialized care.