Congratulations to our client Sutter Health CPMC for receiving the Certificate of Occupancy from Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development (OSHPD) last week for their new Mission Bernal campus in San Francisco. OSHPD monitors the construction, renovation, and seismic safety of hospitals, and certifies when new healthcare facilities have met their standards.
This is fantastic news for two reasons:
- The project team will be able to deliver this project to Sutter Health five months ahead of schedule
- The new facility is on track to open on August 25, 2018
CPMC Mission Bernal Overview
CPMC Mission Bernal is a new 7-story, acute care facility that will provide 120 beds and feature an expanded emergency department, expanded obstetrics, a dedicated Acute Care for the Elderly unit and other clinical services.
Features of the CPMC Mission Bernal Campus
Built to withstand strong earthquakes, Mission Bernal will be among the safest and greenest hospitals in California. The Mission Bernal Campus is at the intersection of Valencia and Cesar Chavez streets on the site of the former St. Luke’s Hospital.
Other features of the Mission Bernal facility include:
- Information and clinical technologies are designed to increase communication between patients and their care team
- Each room will feature an integrated nurse/emergency call system, along with a multi-purpose media system providing patient education, communication and education features
- Sutter’s Epic Electronic Medical Record system will be deployed throughout the facility utilizing medical-grade wired and wireless systems to support access to healthcare information
- Real Time Location System (RTLS) to support asset tracking and patient location
In addition, the project was selected as a finalist in the 2017 AEC Excellence Awards competition which showcase stellar examples of BIM in action within the AEC industry. The AEC awards are co-sponsored by Autodesk, HP, Construction Dive and Smart Cities Dive.
How Has Vantage Contributed to the CPMC Mission Bernal Campus?
Vantage used Building Information Management (BIM) to improve project coordination efforts during the design. We provided Strategic Technology Planning, Infrastructure Design, Systems Design Implementation, Project Management and Transition Planning. We were involved with designing technologies including Structured Cabling, Data Networking, Telephone System, Real Time Location System, Media Distribution, Audiovisual Systems and Low Voltage Systems.
Information and clinical technologies were designed to increase communication between patients and their care team. Each room features an integrated nurse/emergency call system, along with a multi-purpose media system providing patient education, communication and education features. Sutter’s Epic Electronic Medical Record system will be deployed throughout the facility utilizing medical-grade wired and wireless systems to support access to healthcare information. In addition, a Real Time Location System (RTLS) will support asset tracking.
What Challenges Were Overcome During the Mission Bernal Project?
According to an article in California Builder & Engineer from December 2017, the project faced several unique challenges, including:
- A restricted urban construction zone with directly-adjacent occupied residencies and an occupied hospital with an emergency driveway, which required the team to abide by strict access, noise and clean air requirements for all phases of construction.
- An innovative Integrated Form of Agreement (IFOA) contract structure in which the owner, design partner, general contractor and five primary trade partners put their profits in a risk pool, assuring the owner of their commitment to the project.
- A co-located office on the construction site for all risk-reward pool members to ensure in-person collaboration and spur ingenuity, with a weekly in-person “big room” meeting for collaboration between team members.
The Mission Bernal Campus Hospital Integrated Project Delivery team of Sutter Health, HerreroBoldt (a partnership of the Boldt Company and Herrero Builders), SmithGroup/Boulder Associates and 11 trade partners fully embraced Lean production for the project and consistently sought opportunities to eliminate waste and streamline the project’s construction process resulting significant savings in construction costs and reduced labor costs from less rework, coordination, inspection and design time.