Regional Medical Center of San Jose Opens New Four-Story Hospital Tower
Regional Medical Center symbolically opened its new four-story hospital tower today with a ribbon cutting ceremony hosted by Regional’s President and CEO Mike Johnson, and attended by San Jose Mayor Chuck Reed, City Councilmember Xavier Campos, County Supervisor Cindy Chavez, Silicon Valley Chamber of Commerce CEO Matt Mahood, and many other dignitaries and guests. The opening signifies Regional’s near completion of a $330-million expansion project that, in addition to the new hospital tower, includes: a two-story hospital wing, Emergency Room expansion and renovation, Breast Care Center, expanded Intensive Care Unit, elevated Helipad, and Cardiac Catheterization Electrophysiology Lab.
“This is an exciting day for Regional Medical Center and parent company HCA (Hospital Corporation of America),” said Johnson. “Regional Medical Center has totally reinvented itself with this expansion project. The new tower will open to patients in January 2014 with all private rooms and advanced technology to help us better serve Silicon Valley’s health care needs.”
Mayor Reed said “this is a big day in the city of San Jose. Regional Medical Center invested in this site to provide better access to healthcare and quality of services for a large part of the city. We’re delighted to see this brand new facility open.”
The Mayor, Councilmember Campos and Supervisor Chavez presented Regional city and county proclamations commending Regional for serving the healthcare needs of the community.
The privately funded 340,000 square-foot project, built by Skanska USA, provided more than 1,000 jobs to the community including Disadvantage Business Enterprise subcontractors. Regional remained fully functional during construction and patient care was not disturbed. Environmental impacts were minimal with an elaborate recycling and waste reduction plan and Skanska’s ISO 14001-certified environmental management system that reduces construction impacts.
The four-story tower will add 81 private beds and largely serve as Regional’s replacement hospital.