Sutter Health’s CPMC Celebrates Construction Milestone
Sutter Health’s California Pacific Medical Center hosted a “topping out” ceremony today to celebrate the hard work and dedication of the construction teams at CPMC’s new Van Ness and Geary Campus hospital. The event—a time-honored tradition in construction—also signifies the placement of the last steel beam in the construction of a new CPMC hospital.
CPMC’s new Van Ness and Geary campus embraces innovation from top to bottom. The engineering designs incorporate viscous wall dampers, the first use of this seismic damping technology in the U.S. The hospital is also designed to achieve LEED certification. Five separate roofs gardens will crown the hospital, adding 25,000 square feet of green space. Captured rainwater will drip-irrigate the roof gardens, saving 180,000 gallons of drinkable water per year. The focus on conserving resources will result in the hospital using 14 percent less power than the average U.S. hospital.
At its heart, CPMC’s new Van Ness and Geary campus will include women’s, children’s, cardiology, oncology, surgery, emergency care and transplant departments. The hospital is scheduled to open in early 2019 with 274 beds–spanning 740,000 square feet.