Alta Bates Summit Medical Center Opens Merritt Pavilion

Posted on Aug 1, 2014 in Expanding Access, Transformation

Collage with three images: exterior building, family looking out window and patient roomThis weekend, Sutter Health-affiliated Alta Bates Summit Medical Center will open its new Merritt Pavilion to patients.

The Merritt Pavilion, located in Oakland, includes 238 private patient rooms designed with the healing and comfort of patients and their families in mind. The spacious rooms include large showers, recliners or sofa beds and a flat-panel TV entertainment system that offers on-demand movies, music and health-related programs. Rooms are accessible for our patients with disabilities and equipped with overhead patient lifts for the safety and comfort of patients and staff.

Patients in the nationally recognized Inpatient Acute Rehabilitation Program are cared for in a 12,000 square foot rehabilitation treatment area and can access a therapy garden, featuring specially designed paths, with various surfaces and levels. Integral to the continuum of care, the garden offers patients and their therapists opportunities to practice walking on gravel, sand, cobble stone and even some golf turf. The various surfaces simulate surfaces a person will encounter in the real world.

The LEED Silver certified building incorporates sustainable strategies for energy use, lighting, water and material use. The building also meets and exceeds California’s rigorous seismic safety requirements.

Patient Care Pavilion by the Numbers:

  • 250,000 square-foot hospital
  • 11 floors (above ground, plus two below ground level)
  • 238 private patient rooms
  • 1,067 space parking structure
  • 7 elevators

Sutter Health completed the $450 million Merritt Pavilion and adjacent parking garage on time and on budget. In the past 10 years, Sutter Health has invested nearly $5 billion to build and improve health care facilities necessary to meet the growing and ever-changing needs of our communities—as well as California’s seismic safety requirements.

Additional projects underway in other communities include: Sutter Santa Rosa Regional Hospital, which expects to open in October 2014, the San Carlos Center in San Mateo County, which will open in November 2014 and the Anderson Lucchetti Women’s and Children’s Center in Sacramento, which expects to open in 2015. Sutter-affiliated California Pacific Medical Center in San Francisco recently started construction of two seismically safe facilities—a modern 740,000-square-foot acute care hospital and an adjacent 253,000-square-foot medical office building—which expect to open in 2020.

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