DPR Construction, a commercial builder in the healthcare industry, officially broke ground on the new Alta Bates Summit Medical Center Patient Care Pavilion for Sutter Health in Oakland, California. The 230,000-sq.-ft. Patient Care Pavilion will house 238 medical/surgical and acute rehabilitation beds when completed in early 2014.
The new building consists of an 11-story patient care tower and rooftop central utility plant—all being built on a 1.5-acre site in the middle of the urban hospital campus.
The pavilion will rise to approximately 184 feet above ground, with two stories built below ground, and cost approximately $244 million. The new facility will be attached to existing hospital buildings, which will remain fully operational throughout the project, on three sides and seven different floors. The entire project, with a total cost of $350 million,also includes a new Emergency Department, a 1,000-space parking structure, and additional green space.
In addition to DPR as the general contractor, the team includes Sutter Health, architect Devenney Group Ltd. of Phoenix, Arizona, and nine other design engineers and contractors.
The Patient Care Pavilion will be built in compliance with California’s newest earthquake safety law, SB 1953, and will use the California Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development’s (OSHPD) phased plan review system to accelerate the permitting process. The project is also pursuing LEED certification and meets all requirements of the Green Guide for Health Care and Sustainability Practices.