New $350M Critical Care Facility Built To Withstand Earthquakes To Debut In Fremont
The facility's state-of-the-art first floor emergency department is quadruple the size of Washington Hospital’s current one and can accommodate twice as many patients.
East Bay Times:
Washington Hospital Debuts New Critical Care Facility
After three-plus years of construction, Washington Hospital in Fremont will open its new $350 million, three-story emergency and critical care facility on Tuesday. The Morris Hyman Critical Care Pavilion, which stands adjacent to the current main hospital tower, is the largest public works project in the Washington Township Health Care District’s history, officials said. It is named after the founder of Fremont Bank, Morris Hyman, a well-known local businessman and philanthropist. The bank’s foundation made a large donation to the hospital in Hyman’s honor after his 2005 death. (Geha, 11/12)
In other news from across the state —
HOST House Program Helps Men Get A “Restart” On Life
Within half an hour one recent morning, three success stories walked through the door of HOST House. All are graduates of the Enterprise Restart residential program, the nonprofit Cambridge Academies runs at the Patterson shelter. First was Doug Thompson, who graduated the six-month program in June and now is on the Cambridge staff as a residential supervisor at HOST (Help Others Sleep Tonight), one of the featured agencies for The Bee’s annual fundraiser, “A Book of Dreams.” (Farrow, 11/10)