Sutter Health, Eden Medical Center
Archive for March, 2010

Photos of the Week

Courtesy of DPR Construction The main hospital tower is taking shape as workers continue welding the structural steel and shear wall installation. This is now the view of the project site, from the top of Eden Hospital. Inside the tower, crews are making tremendous progress: [caption id="attachment_1866" align="aligncenter" width="300" caption="Another shear wall ready for concrete pour"][/caption] [caption id="attachment_1867" align="aligncenter" width="300" caption="Columns are wrapped in rebar reinforcement"][/caption] [caption id="attachment_1868" align="aligncenter" width="300" caption="Under-slab electrical conduit in the area that will be home to the future electrical room"][/caption] And ...
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Tracking California Quakes

Cassandra Clark, Project Communications Director While California earthquake safety legislation is the driving force behind new hospital construction such as ours, earthquake safety doesn’t begin or end with new construction. For many years, Eden Medical Center has participated in the California Strong Motion Instrumentation Program (CSMIP) by placing seismic motion sensors in the building to gather vital information when an earthquake strikes. Recently, the Sutter Medical Center Castro Valley project team reached agreement with the California Department of Conservation to place sensors ...
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Photos of the Week

Courtesy of DPR Construction This week the sun is shining on the project site as crews work on the most critical part of the project: the sheerwalls. The fast pace of the steel erection has made the project visible from the surrounding communities and helped the new hospital entrance take shape: The steel erection for the main patient tower was done quickly enough to allow a two-week break for more steel production while crews work on the exterior sheerwalls. Below is the first ...
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Photos of the Week

Courtesy of DPR Construction The structural steel is taking shape in record time. [caption id="attachment_1829" align="aligncenter" width="300" caption="Crane and main patient towe"][/caption] Installation of the coupling beam on the east side of the podium: The concrete that formed the foundation for Laurel Grove Hospital is being crushed and stored for use on the new hospital campus: More photos and updates to come this week! In the meantime, if you have questions or comments, feel free to post them below.
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Gone in Two Days

In less than 36 hours, our Laurel Grove Hospital was completely demolished, leaving behind not just the debris for recycling, but also more than 45 years of memories. My name is Bob Bosold, and I am the Project Director for Eden Medical Center. I’ve worked at Eden for 33 years, starting out as an engineer back in 1977. My career at Eden spans thousands of projects that define the buildings of Eden Medical Center. Early on I managed projects ranging from ...
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New Garage Bridge Now Open!

Changes to Campus Roadways Are Here The highly anticipated roadway and bridge to the parking garage is complete, and drivers can access the parking garage from the hospital's main driveway.  In the past, to park in the garage, visitors would drive down Lake Chabot Road and turn left at the Laurel Grove Hospital entrance. While the walkway to the hospital was easy to use, the drive was often seen as an inconvenience once visitors were already at the hospital entrance. No more! Patients ...
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