St. Joseph Mercy Oakland kicked off construction of its new $219 million South Patient Tower.
Douglas Steel is under contract with Barton Malow to detail, fabricate and erect 1,673 tons of structural steel and stairs for the new 320,000 square foot, eight-story tower. It will have 136 technologically enhanced, private patient rooms initially, with room to open 72 more. Patient rooms will be configured for comfort and include the latest innovations for optimal care. The construction will allow support space for families, who are vital to the healing process.
The new patient rooms are targeted for medical/surgical patients and will replace existing smaller rooms that currently cannot accommodate new medical and communications technology.
The South Patient Tower is expected to be completed in Fall 2013.