Alex G. Spanos Heart and Vascular Center

Alex G. Spanos Heart and Vascular Center | Sacramento, California

DPR completed this expansion to Mercy General Hospital. The centerpiece of the project was the Alex G. Spanos Heart and Vascular Center, a 121,130-sq.-ft., four-story (plus basement) building designed to enhance Mercy General's cardiac and heart program.



Major features included a Cardiac Surgery and Cardiac Catheterization Center, Cardiopulmonary Conditioning Center, and Chapel and Healing Garden. Also included was the complete remodel of the existing hospital's North Wing and additional work on the “Get Ready” projects.



Sensitive to the concerns of neighbors and the existing operational facility, the team designed a foundation system that used drilled auger cast-in-place piles rather than driven piles, for a less disruptive installation.

Additionally, due to the tight project site, the team faced challenges in tying the new heart center into the existing Medical Office Building via an underground tunnel, all while maintaining complete patient access and full operation of the existing facility. Through collaboration, the project team resolved this and other logistical complexities.