Sutter Health, Eden Medical Center
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We’ve made a great deal of progress on the construction of the new hospital and the interior finishing. Here’s a closer look at some of the progress this past week.

Nurses Station

The interior detail is coming to life. This first floor nurses station showcases the casework, trim and lighting.


Bi-Plane Installation

The Imaging Department will feature a new Bi-Plane imaging system, now being installed.


Infant Scale

A built-in inant scale in the Labor/Delivery/Recorvery/Post-Partum rooms.


Ambulance Bay

Ceiling work on the exterior of the hospital, at the Ambulance Bay.


South Face of MOB

The adjacent medical clinic work is advancing quickly, with the exterior "skin" installed along the south side of the building.

Courtesy of DPR Construction

This week’s photos highlight the interior work, including paint, tile, casework and other architectural features. The warm colors of the interior walls are carried over to the rooftop gardens to create a calm and healing environment for patients.


Green Roof

Landscaping materials arrive for the green roof, located atop the third floor rooftop.


Nurses Station

The casework for the Nurses Station takes form.


Tile Work

Artistic tile work on the patient floor hallways.


Wet Paint

Painters are working on most floors for the finishing touches on the warm hues of the walls in patient care areas.


CT Room

The CT Scan room took n a unique look with accent lighting that runs the color spectrum.

Courtesy of DPR Construction

The crews are taking a little extra time off to share the holidays with family, but that hasn’t stopped us from admiring the tremendous progress on the new medical center and adjacent medical office building. Here’s a closer look at one of the pedestrian bridges linking the two buildings, soon to be fully connected.

Almost there! The pedistrian bridge linking the new hospital to the medical office building

Images courtesy of DPR Construction, general contractor

While the new hospital building looks virtually complete from the exterior, the steel erection for the medical office building continues. This week, the crew will hold their “topping off” ceremony, when they complete the highest point in the steel frame. This is an exciting milestone and shows how far the project has come along in a short time. The building will be home to many of the hospital’s administrative services, as well as an urgent care center and physician offices.

Here’s a closer look at construction of the pedestrian bridge linking the medical office building to the new hospital:

Pedestrian Bridge

 Bridge connection

Modeling for the new bridge

Building Information Modeling view of the pedestrian bridge


Meanwhile, the interior work continues in the new hospital building. We previously posted photos of the main lobby ceiling framework. Here is the progress since then, showing the build out of the lobby space today.


Work also continues on the grounds and around the campus. Part of the community improvements made as part of this construction project has been to install much-needed sidewalks along the site on Stanton Avenue. The sidewalk is now installed and landscaping will soon begin, making the area not only safer, but much more appealing for our neighbors.

Stanton Avenue sidewalk project


While we haven’t been able to post for a while, we’ve still been working on construction of the new hospital. The progress has been amazing, both inside and outside of the new facility. This past month, we broke ground on the medical office building that will connect to the hospital and be home to many hospital administrative services, physicians and an Urgent Care Center.

Interior work is progressing at a rapid pace. In some areas of the hospital, such as Women’s Health, crews have already painted the walls, installed the flooring and finished details such as the tile in the showers. As you move to the upper floors, the work is focused on wall framing, mechanical, electrical and plumbing and the intricacies of the above-ceiling mechanics for items such as patient lift systems.

We’re pleased to show you some new images of the work in progress. We’ll post more images and articles on a regular basis.



Courtesy of DPR Construction

The land for the new medical office building has been cleared and the pad is being graded to make room for the construction to begin in September.


The kitchen is taking shape as the heavy equipment arrives. The bread and pizza oven is set into place:


The kitchen hoods are set:


The large walk-in freezers are also set into place:


With the new building looking impressive and nearly complete from the outside, we often are asked what is happening on the inside. So, over the next several months, we will post new videos showing various aspects of the project: a behind-the-scenes look at building the hospital all the way to a sneak peak in surgery and the Emergency Department.

Until there, here are a few photos of the latest progress. We still have hundreds of workers on site each week day, working on every floor of the building as well as the exterior. The result? The project is 4 months ahead of schedule!

Photos courtesy of DPR Construction

Main entry lobby wall:


Duct work on rooftop of main hospital tower:


Underground utility work and wall along south side of new hospital:


Hospital construction is among the most complex and challenging type of construction today. Fortunately, one of the best tools that exists to coordinate the complex needs of many users is right at our fingertips.  The Eden Medical Center hospital replacement project team uses Building Information Modeling (BIM) technology to keep the project not just ahead of schedule, but also ahead of the industry. With BIM, all of the trades (for example, plumbing, electrical, mechanical, heating and ventilation) work on the 3D modeling system in a collaborative effort to “virtually build” the project and work out any issues early, before work begins on the construction site.

Below is an image showing the actual construction, with the same area shown using BIM technology:

Construction with BIM

In addition, the team uses laser scanners to gather the precise data of construction site terrain and construction in progress. This type of laser scanning is the method that provides highly accurate location information to create equally accurate 3D models.

Below is an example of a laser scan of a completed section of plumbing and mechanical:

Laser Scan

The team can then take the actual construction and overlay our BIM image of the same area to identify precise areas of construction. For example, the plumbing contractor can take the image and easily identify plumbing as it actually exists within the building.

Laser Scan with BIM

This simplified explanation can hardly convey the breadth and depth of the modeling technology being used throughout the project. In the coming weeks, we’ll spend more time interviewing the construction team and sharing how this industry-changing program has benefited the aproject at Eden.

Courtesy of our neighbor and friend Joe Connell



Photos of the Week

Courtesy of DPR Construction

New, highly efficient air handling systems arrived last week and are being installed atop the third floor podium roof. The large units will ensure the proper ventilation  that meets the strict requirements for health care applications. As part of the project’s effort for green building, the system will improve energy efficiency while meeting the heavy demands for a hospital running 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Air Handling System lift


View from Above


Workers place unit on roof


Air Handling Units in Place


Another view

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