Building Better Health
Construction has begun on the new Marin General Hospital and our campus is bustling with activity. As the North Bay’s premiere healthcare destination, we must comply with rigorous new regulations in healthcare and seismic safety by the year 2030. To us, this is much more than an obligation: it’s an opportunity to give this community the state-of-the-art hospital it needs and deserves. The new Marin General Hospital will be a best-practices environment that will enable our medical teams to do their best work and improve patient outcomes.
A mainstay of Marin healthcare since 1952, Marin General Hospital is at a crucial turning point in its history. Marin has seen a five-fold population increase since we first opened our doors and our community counts on us, now more than ever. We are the only labor and delivery unit in Marin. Our Level III Trauma Center and Emergency Department receive 70% of the county’s ambulance traffic, and we provide life-saving care for stroke and heart attack.
While we continue to deliver high quality care, there’s no getting around the fact that our current hospital building dates back to 1952. Medical procedures and patient care have changed dramatically in the past 60 years. Our Emergency Department and Trauma Center must be upgraded. Surgery has greatly evolved since the sixties, and modern operating rooms have doubled in size. Today’s hospitals require more storage and bigger loading docks to fit new technologies, as well as higher ceilings to house wiring for advanced technologies. Patient rooms need to be larger to accommodate personnel and equipment and ensure patient safety and privacy.
Plans for the new hospital include a four-story, 260,000 square-foot hospital replacement building; a five-story, 100,000 square-foot ambulatory services building; and parking structure. The new facilities, designed by Perkins Eastman Architects, will take three years to complete. Every aspect of the hospital will meet or exceed the latest state-mandated standards for earthquake safety. The hospital will continue to operate throughout the construction process.