Construction of SSRRH complete

posted on September 30th, 2014

Construction of the Sutter Santa Rosa Regional Hospital is now complete, allowing the hospital to open on October 25th, 2014 – the original target date identified at groundbreaking back in 2010.

The hospital campus incorporates many state of the art and innovative features, integrated with advanced technology systems – from the on-site water treatment and underground storage facilities serving the campus, to the clean-energy fuel cell plant powering the hospital, to the cutting-edge communications and information systems, diagnostic treatment technologies, and thoughtfully designed efficient layout that come together to make it an outstanding healthcare facility.

The hospital features all single patient private rooms, including 40 Medical Surgical licensed bed rooms, 20 Postpartum licensed bed rooms, 12 Intensive Care Unit licensed beds, 12 Neonatal Intensive Care Unit licensed beds, as well as 10 spacious and generously appointed Labor & Delivery Rooms, 4 Antepartum testing beds, 12 Emergency Department bays, 2 Rapid Evaluation bays, 2 Trauma Treatment Rooms, 24 Outpatient Care Unit beds, and 9 Post Anesthesia Care Unit beds.

Diagnostic Imaging includes an MRI, C.T., Digital Radiography and Digital Radiography with Fluoroscopy rooms, Endoscopy, Pain Management, Nuclear Medicine, 3 Cardiac Cath Lab Procedure Rooms, and a Hybrid Cardiac Cath Lab / Cardiac  Operating Room.       

Surgical Services include 2 Orthopedic Operating Rooms, 3 General OR’s, a Hybrid OR, and 2 C-Section OR’s.  All associated support departments, such as Sterile Processing, Clinical Lab Services, and Pharmacy, are provided for in-hospital, with advanced state of the art equipment throughout.

The Kitchen and Servery are fully equipped and provisioned to prepare patient, staff and visitor meals in-house and to-order. 

The sturdy and durable braced-frame structural steel design of the hospital and Central Utility Plant buildings have been engineered and constructed to safely withstand large seismic events.  The building exteriors make use of EIFS, Architectural Metal & Composite Panels and Glazing systems to provide an aesthetically pleasing, quiet, and energy efficient building shell.  The design includes unique organic elements like the sweeping canopies at the Main Entrance and ED Entrance, inspired by the rolling hills of Santa Rosa surrounding the campus.

The interior design elements, artwork, lighting and furnishings were all chosen to create a warm, calming, comfortable environment for the patients, visitors and staff.  Patient rooms feature high definition TV’s, wireless internet, power operated integral window blinds, private full shower bathrooms, and comfortable furnishings such as sleeper chairs for family visitors.

Miles of wiring & fiber-optic cabling were installed throughout the hospital to support the most advanced healthcare technologies available, including Electronic Health Records, electronic patient monitoring, wireless telemetry and communications systems, patient education, entertainment & on-call room service systems, and the most advanced drug inventory and distribution systems to assure proper and timely patient dosing, administered by the proper healthcare professional.

The project was designed and constructed using an intensely collaborative project delivery model of Integrated Project Delivery.  The Owner, Architect, Consultants, Unger Construction, Trade Partners and Vendors engaged early on in the project development, focused on performing as a team with Lean behaviors and core principles such as holding each other accountable, continuously measuring performance, learning, and finding ways to improve. 

The project was developed and executed making extensive use of Building Information Modeling that integrated all the complex interwoven systems, from underground infrastructure utilities, to building structures, to designing efficient flow through the hospital’s work spaces, through to the complexities of efficiently managing the limited spaces above ceilings to accommodate all of the piping, conduits, cabling, structural and mechanical systems, each having stringent anchorage, seismic bracing and spacing requirements.

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