News Release: Stanford Breaks Ground on New Hospital

STANFORD, CALIF., MAY 2, 2013 – Clark/McCarthy, a joint venture of McCarthy Building Companies, Inc. and Clark Construction Group – California, LP, celebrated the groundbreaking of the new Stanford Hospital yesterday. The new facility will dramatically enhance capacity, while allowing Stanford Hospital to accommodate new medical technology, meet updated seismic-safety requirements and transform patient care.  

 The new facility will be located on the Stanford University Medical Center (SUMC) campus, adjacent to the site of the current Stanford Hospital. The facility will include a flexible pavilion design, which will include 368 patient rooms in the new building for a total of 600 patient beds on site; a new Level 1 Trauma Center (Emergency Department) three times larger in size than the current Emergency Department; state-of-the-art surgical, diagnostic and treatment rooms; light-filled corridors with a central courtyard; accessible roof gardens; and views of the surrounding foothills. The project will result in a net increase of approximately 824,000 square feet, which will allow for additional single-patient rooms that reduce infection rates, increase privacy and allow more space for patients and visitors. The new Stanford Hospital is also base isolated and designed to remain functional after an 8.0 magnitude earthquake.

 “The Clark/McCarthy team is very excited to partner with Stanford Hospital & Clinics in building the New Stanford Hospital,” said Rich Henry, McCarthy Northern Pacific Division president. “Our team understands the importance of the new Stanford Hospital facility in serving the healthcare needs of the surrounding community, and we are committed to extending the benefits of this world class medical center to the local and global community.”

 The new Stanford Hospital is part of the Stanford University Medical Center Renewal Project, which also includes the expansion of Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital and replacement of School of Medicine facilities.

 The current Stanford Hospital will remain open and fully operational during construction.

 Construction of the new Stanford Hospital is slated to be completed in 2017 and open for operation in early 2018. Rafael Viñoly Architects (RVA), in association with Lee, Burkhart, Liu, Inc. (LBL), serves as the project architect.

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