Kaiser Permanente Expansion Plans Will Increase Number of Hospitals, Licensed Beds
The San Francisco Chronicle on Sunday examined Kaiser Permanente's plans for more than $10 billion worth of construction projects in Northern California in the next eight years.
In total, Kaiser is building or expanding 30 hospitals statewide. Major projects include a new hospital and medical office buildings in Santa Clara, as well as new hospitals in Antioch, Vacaville and Modesto. In addition, Kaiser is planning to replace its hospital in Oakland with a new facility that will be 50% larger than the existing building and is building a $30 million cancer center in South San Francisco.
Overall, the construction plans will increase the number of Kaiser's Northern California hospitals from 19 to 23, add several new medical office buildings and increase its licensed bed count from 3,500 to 4,200 by 2013.
Kaiser expects to spend a total of $21 billion on the projects, including costs for medical equipment, furnishings and other infrastructure costs (Colliver, San Francisco Chronicle, 9/11).