Sutter Health, Eden Medical Center
Archive for October, 2010

Are Private Rooms A “Luxury”?

by George Bischalaney, President & CEO, Eden Medical Center [singlepic id=121 w=320 h=240 float=center] A recent article about the new hospital construction asked readers the question, “Is the hospital too lavish, or is the new hospital just a reflection of modern times?” The reason the question was raised, from what I can gather, is because the new hospital will have all private rooms. This is a marked difference from our 1950s-era hospital that has mostly two-bed and some four-bed wards, shared bathrooms ...
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Photos of the Week

Courtesy of DPR Construction, general contractor A view of the progress from the west, looking at the ground floor and first floor GFRC installation: [singlepic id=119 w=320 h=240 float=center] A view of the progress, from the east: [singlepic id=118 w=320 h=240 float=center] It takes constant planning, coordination and communication by every trade to ensure the project continues smoothly, on time and on budget. [singlepic id=120 w=320 h=240 float=center]
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Hospital Exterior Gets New “Skin”

Work Begins on Building Façade The concrete was recently poured for the final shear wall -- the heavily braced and reinforced walls designed to resist the lateral force caused by an earthquake -- and now work focuses on the building exterior.  The Glass Fiber Reinforced Concrete (GFRC) panels are on site, and crews are busily hanging these architectural panels to put the "skin" on the new building. The exterior surfaces, including the glass, will continue through the fall, leaving the building ...
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