VacaValley Hospital Emergency Department Expansion

VacaValley Hospital Emergency Department Expansion | Vacaville, California

With the rapidly growing community surrounding the VacaValley Hospital, the 50-bed facility needed to expand. Looking for someone with a strong background in healthcare construction and OSHPD experience, the owner selected DPR as the contractor for the job.


  • Client NorthBay Healthcare
  • Design Team BFHL Architects


The expansion and renovation project nearly tripled the size of the existing emergency department. As part of the 12,000-sq.-ft. expansion, the hospital added a new main entrance, a waiting area, and 16 new treatment bays. Included in the renovation were the patient registration area and direct elevator access to the second-floor surgery rooms from the emergency department. Outside the hospital, improvements were made to the central plant along with the parking lot to accommodate the increased volume of visitors.


Virtual Design & Construction

VDC was employed in many project facets to improve efficiency and provide a host of other benefits. Some uses included:

  • Quantity Take-off
  • Model Based Estimating
  • Self Perform Work Detailing
  • MEP Coordination
  • Constructability Analysis

Without Disruption

The biggest challenge was maintaining access to the facility during construction, as all the main entrances were closed during construction. To assure uninterrupted access by visitors, DPR constructed temporary entrances to the hospital and the ambulance/emergency entrance prior to the start of construction.

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