Several Hospital Systems Statewide Plan Expansions, Renovations
Several hospitals and health systems across the state announced plans over the past week to expand or renovate their facilities. Summaries of the plans appear below:
Catholic Healthcare West: CHW officials on Thursday announced plans to spend $400 million to expand services at six Sacramento-area hospitals over the next 10 years. The company will spend $121 million to add 120 general medical/surgical beds to Mercy San Juan Medical Center by 2007. CHW also will spend $173 million to expand and renovate Mercy General Hospital. The $173 million includes $70 million to construct the new Alex G. Spanos Heart Center that the company announced last year. The center will have four cardiac operating rooms, four cardiac catheterization laboratories and 18 cardiac surgery intensive care beds. In addition, Mercy General will undergo renovations to meet seismic retrofit requirements and address other concerns. CHW will spend $11.2 million to expand the emergency room at Methodist Hospital from nine to 30 beds by 2005 and $2.9 million to expand the psychiatric department at Woodland Healthcare from eight to 20 beds by 2003. In addition, the company plans to expand Sierra Nevada Memorial Hospital from 104 to 151 beds and construct an outpatient diagnostic imaging center at the facility. The center, which will cost $80 million, will include a new breast imaging department and an outpatient laboratory (Rapaport, Sacramento Bee, 12/6).
Sutter Health: Sutter plans to spend $280 million on hospital renovations in the Sacramento area. The company plans to add a 60-bed acute care facility at Sutter Roseville Medical Center and construct a 156-bed maternal-child hospital in midtown Sacramento.
University of California-Davis Medical Center: UC-Davis Medical Center, located in Sacramento, plans to spend $500 million on several expansions and renovation. The plans include a new research facility for the Medical Investigation of Neurodevelopmental Disorders Institute, a biological sciences and genome facility and an addition to the surgery and emergency departments at the hospital.
Kaiser Permanente: Kaiser will spend $150 million on a new birthing hospital in Roseville and an additional $1.6 billion for expansions and renovations of facilities in the Sacramento area over the next decade. The plans include new medical offices in Roseville, Elk Grove and Folsom (Rapaport, Sacramento Bee, 12/5).
- Los Robles Regional Medical Center: Los Robles Regional, located in Thousand Oaks, on Thursday began a $35 million renovation plan that includes a new four-story, 170-bed addition to the facility.
- Simi Valley Hospital: Simi Valley, located in Ventura County, will spend $120 million to modernize facilities. The hospital will add 90 beds in a four-story expansion of the facility (Griggs, Los Angeles Times, 12/6).
- University of California-Irvine Medical Center: UCI Medial Center, located in Orange County, plans to construct a new, $370 million hospital to meet state seismic retrofit requirements. Although bonds and private donors will cover most of the cost of the plan, UCI officials must raise about $50 million (Gottlieb, Los Angeles Times, 12/9).
- El Camino Hospital: El Camino, located in Mountain View, plans to construct a new, $298 million facility by 2008 that will include a new layout and a "mini-mall" with a pharmacy. According to El Camino CEO Lee Domanico, the hospital, revenue from the sale of tax-exempt bonds, private donors and the hospital's tax district will fund the plan (Kwan, San Jose Mercury News, 12/5).