It's no secret that health care in this country is big business, but the amount of medical and hospital expansion that is happening right now in the Bay Area is mind-boggling. Low-end projects are coming in at $100 million, while those at the top of the spectrum are costing over $2 billion. These new additions to the medical field will add hundreds of operating rooms and thousands of new beds. After the jump, a map of 14 of the most high-profile building projects currently underway or coming soon. If we missed one that is intriguing to you, leave a comment after the jump or hit us up on the tipline.Read More
Mapping 14 Medical Construction Projects in the Bay Area
1. San Francisco General Hospital
San Francisco, CA
The expansion of SF General is a 6 year plan to build a new hospital and trauma center. The new building will house 284 beds and 14 new ORs. When the hospital will open in mid-2015 with a price tag of around $900 million.
2. Kaiser Permanente Mission Bay
San Francisco, CA 94107
Kaiser recently paid $55.2 million for a plot of land in Mission Bay in which it will begin constructing a medical office building and care center. There is no word on pricing or specific usage yet, but it will not be an emergency care facility.
3. CPMC Cathedral Hill Campus
San Francisco, CA 94109
This billion-dollar-plus hospital project will produce a massive 274 bed hospital on the site of the former Cathedral Hill Hotel, as well as medical office buildings across the street and a tunnel under Van Ness connecting the campus. Currently the massive demolition of the old building is taking place, after which hospital construction will kick off later this year.
4. CPMC-St Luke's Hospital Campus
As part of the agreement to build the aforementioned CPMC Van Ness campus, the aging St. Luke's hospital will be torn down and a new, modern campus will be built in its place, The new hospital will contain 120 beds and an office building will also rise alongside.
5. Stanford Hospital and Clinics
Palo Alto, CA 94304
Coming in at a whopping $2 billion, the new Stanford Medical Center will add 824,000 sq. ft. to an already large campus. The new center will feature 368 beds, 17 OR's and triple the size of the emergency care area. Look for this one to open in 2017.
6. Kaiser Permanente Geary Expansion
San Francisco, CA 94115
An empty lot on Kaiser-owned land will eventually be home to a 37,000 sq. ft. expansion of Kaiser's already large Geary Street campus. The new building will house office, clinical and retail space. The new building is not expected to break ground anytime soon, but in the meantime a temporary tree nursery has been built on the lot.
7. Sequoia Hospital Expansion
Redwood City, CA 94062
An expansion and remodel of the existing hospital will add 148,000 sq. ft. of space that includes 104 new beds along with a surgery center. The $255 million addition will also include seismic upgrades to 50,000 sq. ft. of existing hospital space.
8. Palo Alto Medical Foundaton Expansion
San Carlos, CA 94070
This multi-phase addition to the Palo Alto Medical Foundation will consist of an everyday urgent care center, laboratory space and a new hospital. The first phase, with an estimated cost over $150 million, will be open by the end of the year.
9. Dugoni School of Dentistry
San Francisco, CA 94103
The University of the Pacific's Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry is on the move from Pac Heights to Mid-Market in the form of a new $151 million campus. The new 5th Street HQ is complete with a new skin and will be open for business this summer. The old Webster Street campus has already been sold and will be converted to condos after the move.
10. UCSF Medical Center Mission Bay
San Francisco, CA 94158
The catalyst that helped put Mission Bay over the edge was UCSF's decision to open a new campus; the crown jewel of that campus will be the new Medical Center. Three hospitals will be contained in the center for both research and treatment. The medical center appears nearly complete from the outside, but will not open until February, 2015.
11. Kaiser Permanente Oakland Medical Center
Oakland, CA 94601
Scheduled to open July 1, this brand new medical center is considered a flagship location for the healthcare juggernaut. The new center will feature 349 beds and 14 OR's in its 12 story frame, as well as an ER and private care facilities. A 4-story medical office and laboratory building adjacent to the hospital opened earlier this year.
12. Chinese Hospital 東華醫院
San Francisco, CA 94133
This $160 million expansion, expected to be complete in late-2015, to the existing Chinese Hospital will add 50-plus beds, increased ER and intensive care and an expanded pharmacy to cater especially to Chinatown residents.
13. Kaiser Permanente Redwood City
Redwood City, CA 94063
Replacement of an aging, seismically unsafe hospital in Redwood City in underway. The new building will feature 149 beds, 280,000 sq. ft. of space and be blended into a campus with plenty of open space. The first phase is expected to open by the end of the year.
14. Lucile Packard Children's Hospital
This $1 billion expansion to the existing hospital will add over 500,000 sq. ft. of space for clinical research and patient treatment. An additional 3.5 acres of green space will also be included when the project is completed in 2016.