Inpatient Projects: San Francisco booming with $20 billion in hospital construction

SAN FRANCISCO – The San Francisco Business Times reports that in the next six years, the San Francisco Bay area will be home to at least 14 new hospitals with an estimated total cost of at least $20 billion.

These include:

  • Sutter Health’s $2.1 billion California Pacific Medical Center at Geary Street and Van Ness Avenue will include a 730,000 square foot, 274 bed hospital and a 261,000 square foot MOB.
  • Sutter Health also is investing $600 million to rebuild its St. Luke’s Hospital campus.
  • Stanford Hospitals & Clinics’ new $2 billion, 824,000 square foot Stanford Hospital will be located at 500 Pasteur Drive and will include 368 patient rooms.
  • The $1.5 billion UCSF Medical Center at Mission Bay, 601 16th St., will be an 878,000 square foot, 183-bed children’s hospital.
  • Kaiser Permanente’s 12-floor tower with 349 beds and 12 ORs will be located at 380 W. MacArthur Blvd., in Oakland, Calif. The estimated total cost is $1 billion.
  • The $1 billion Lucille Packard Children’s Hospital, 725 Welch Road in Palo Alto, Calf. will include 521,000 square feet of additions, 150 beds and 146 private rooms.
  • A new Kaiser Permanente hospital in Hayward, Calif. will include a six-story, 425,000 square foot building with 264 beds and a four-story MOB. The estimated cost is $600 million.
  • A new 250,000 square foot, 238-bed inpatient tower at Alta Bates Summit’s Oakland, Calif., campus will cost $463 million
  • Sequoia Hospital is developing a new $275 million, 148,270 square foot, 206 bed tower.
  • Finally, Marin General Hospital is building a replacement hospital but will eliminate one floor and 24 beds from its original plans for a final total of 194 beds.

Most of the hospital projects are renovations or replacements designed to create facilities that comply with California’s strict seismic safety laws. But some of the projects have been scaled back, in part because of the move to more outpatient care, which has been accelerated by the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA).

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