The Heart of CPMC Van Ness: Successful Teamwork
SAN FRANCISCO – A new video is spotlighting the excitement and amazing teamwork behind the opening of California Pacific Medical Center’s (CPMC) new Van Ness Campus hospital in the heart of San Francisco. The video features behind-the-scenes footage of staff and physicians as they work together to safely carry out the carefully choreographed move by ambulance of more than 170 patients. Those patients include adult cancer patients and fragile preemies from the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU), who were transported over two days from the Pacific and California campuses to the new hospital.
“We are absolutely excited for our patients,” says oncology nurse Ann Su, R.N.
“We’re moving close to 30 [NICU] babies today,” says CPMC director of neonatal outreach, Christopher Retajczyk, M.D. “It has been an amazing experience. It’s been happening with military precision.”
Fifteen years in the making, the new CPMC Van Ness Campus hospital merges advanced technology, safety, efficiency and personal touches – such as private rooms – to support the highest quality care. The facility represents a milestone community investment in the health of San Francisco. The state-of-the-art facility, featuring 11 floors and all private rooms, houses inpatient services with an emphasis on maternity care, pediatrics, transplant, emergency and cardiac care, among other primary care services. Every detail of the new hospital is geared toward creating an inclusive, healing environment, where high quality, technology, safety, efficiency and personal touches continue to be the norm.