Because Samaritan Pacific Communities Hospital will remain open during the building process, construction is taking place in two phases.
Phase 1: New Construction
Construction on the three-story addition is currently in process, and is anticipated to open for patients on Saturday, Jan. 31, 2019. This addition will house expanded, state-of-the-art Emergency, Surgery and Radiology departments, as well as modern inpatient rooms, many with views of the Bayfront or the Pacific Ocean. Most Samaritan outpatient clinics, currently located across campus and elsewhere, will be conveniently housed together on the second floor. Also included in this phase is the construction of a Central Utility Plant to provide the essentials of power, heat and water for the entire campus.
Phase 2: Renovation
Once the new facility is occupied in early 2019, renovation of the “1988 Building” begins. The two-story brick structure will be torn down to the studs for a full seismic upgrade, and will eventually house an expanded Infusion Services, Wound Care, Laboratory, Cardiopulmonary Services and Rehabilitation, administrative and other support services offices, and a beautiful new cafeteria overlooking the Healing Garden. At the end of this phase, the original hospital built in the 1950s will be demolished to make room for additional patient and staff parking.
When the project is complete, the new addition will be connected to the renovated original building by way of a many-windowed galleria entrance.
See a visual animation of how the construction phases will work.