To meet current healthcare needs of one of the fastest growing communities in Northern California, Sutter Tracy Community Hospital looked to DPR to carry out its major 21-month expansion project that touched most areas of the functioning full-service, 82-bed, acute-care facility. The update consisted of a:
- Remodeled emergency department with five additional treatment bays for a total of 13 and a much larger waiting area
- 4,000-sq.-ft. addition to the obstetrics wing that increased the overall square footage by 50 percent, providing the ability to offer some private labor/delivery/recovery rooms
- 3,000-sq.-ft. renovation and 10,000-sq.-ft. addition of a new outpatient surgical support center.
"It was a very complex project that required good communication and customer service skills by the entire project team," said Fred Ford, assistant administrator for Sutter Tracy Community Hospital. "DPR began working with the nursing managers, hospital staff and management to game plan safety processes and procedures and prioritized the most important issues as a team even before project start. This helped establish a higher level of trust and rapport over the course of the expansion. DPR rates among the best of the general contractors I have worked with."