Hope you enjoy these! Great photos of the Mills-Peninsula Medical Center — opening February 2011.
Thank you to the Hospital Replacement Team for their hard work on making our new hospital a reality!
Anne Kayser: FF&E / Transition Project Coordinator
Jully Laxamana: Project Control Tech
Jeannie Austin: Project Manager
Abby Legos: FF&E Project Coordinator
Larry Kollerer: Program Manager
Susan Farrell: Sr. Project Manager
Chris Ovlen: Sr. Project Manager
Trevor Speech: Project Manager
James Pease: Project Manager
The new hospital makes use of numerous earth conscious materials, such as water-based paints and cabinetry made of renewable resources such as bamboo. But the truly green aspects of the project are energy saving efficiencies and smart building management systems.
“Our goal was to be environmentally friendly while making good choices for patient safety and cost-effectiveness,” says Larry Kollerer, senior project manager for the new Mills-Peninsula Medical Center. “Energy bills in a hospital are huge. So anything we could do to reduce our energy consumption is not only green, it’s good business.” Read More about Building green for patients and mother earth
When the new Mills-Peninsula Medical Center opens, it will be the only hospital on the Peninsula with Stereotaxis, an advanced technology that navigates catheters inside the heart guided by two large magnets on either side of the patient. Using highly sophisticated imaging, the doctor actually guides the magnetic device from another room, effecting repairs to the heart remotely.
This and other state-of-the-art technologies in the new hospital will offer even more hope for people with heart disease and irregular heart rhythms, according to Mills-Peninsula interventional cardiologist Stephen Pope, M.D.
“In 2008, in an independent study of outcomes analysis, Mills-Peninsula was ranked as one of the two top cath labs [operating suites for cardiovascular procedures] in California for outcomes in treatment of acute coronary events,” he said. “Our new hospital will have both a dedicated electrophysiology lab and a dedicated cardio intervention lab.”
There are also new “hybrid” cardiovascular suites.
Using these new suites, a bypass operation could be performed by a cardiac surgeon at the same time an angioplasty or stent procedure is done by the cardiologist.