Project Update - UC Davis Medical Center, Children's Surgery Center
UC Davis Children’s Hospital is gaining major recognition. It’s become the first hospital on the West Coast and the fourth in the nation to earn verification as a Level I surgery center. The recognition comes as the Children’s Hospital phases into their new state-of-the-art facility, a two story, 33,000-square-foot space vastly larger than what they currently have. The new space will have 6 operating rooms and a 24/7 center for pediatric surgery.
Rudolph and Sletten’s scope of work on the new surgery center includes the 2nd floor seismic compliance work including the build-out of a new waiting room, administration support offices, staff breakroom and other support services areas. The 3rd floor build-out includes six operating rooms, one special procedure room, 24 pre-op and recovery bays, and support spaces. The work also added a new air handling unit to the existing fourth-floor penthouse to support the new surgical spaces. All construction activities occurred in the occupied hospital with careful coordination to minimize disruption to daily operations.
“UC Davis Children's Hospital is dedicated to providing world-class care for its pediatric patients, and we are honored to receive this re-verification. This recognition reflects our team’s leadership in its field and our commitment to safety and quality of care in every surgical procedure,” said Diana Farmer, chair and Pearl Stamps Stewart professor of the Department of Surgery and surgeon-in-chief at UC Davis Children’s Hospital.
This article is from the Winter 2017/18 issue of Hooked on Construction. Read more here.