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Tour the new hospital

Mills-Peninsula Medical Center

Mills-Peninsula Medical Center

At Mills-Peninsula, we are working hard to make this community hospital ready for you in February 2011. Our new facility will offer family-focused care to support you and your family’s health care needs.

We want to welcome you to the new Mills-Peninsula Medical Center by offering self-guided tours on Saturday, January 29 and Sunday, January 30.

Sign up for a tour.

Photo of the day

Sidewalks are taking shape at Mills-Peninsula Medical Center. Opening February 2011.

Mills-Peninsula Medical Center - Opening February 2011

Sidewalks taking shape at Mills-Peninsula Medical Center – Opening February 2011

Nothing but fresh air – for comfort and safety

The new Mills-Peninsula Medical Center

Mills-Peninsula Medical Center

To increase patient comfort and safety, the new hospital uses only outdoor air, not recycled air.

“From an energy standpoint, 100 percent fresh air is expensive,” said Larry Kollerer, senior project manager. “You’re bringing in air at 55 degrees, heating it to 70 degrees, and then blowing it back out the roof.”

The solution? A state-of-the-art ventilation system that uses wrap-around heat exchangers in the air stream. As air is exhausted, energy is recovered – either heat or cold – and used to preheat or pre-cool the new incoming air as it is brought back through the air handlers. Read More

New ER – tranquil, expedient, high-tech

New ER waiting room

The Emergency Department in the new Mills-Peninsula Medical Center will focus on patient privacy and comfort while incorporating the latest technology.

All private exam rooms will incorporate state-of-the-art cardiac monitors at every bed.

When complete, the new ER will accommodate 50,000 visits per year, a 42 percent increase in capacity.

Sound absorbent materials and the absence of loud speakers will make the new ER more tranquil. And waiting rooms – including a children’s area – are designed to be as warm and welcoming as the front lobby of the new hospital. Read More

Cutting edge Building Information Modeling (BIM) technologies being used on new hospital

The Building Information Modeling (BIM) for the new Mills-Peninsula hospital is the first to merge the plans of designers and every contracting profession to generate a 3D image of the entire project.

View of the Smart Boards and projectors with Navisworks software program displaying a 3-D model of the central utility plant (CUP). The I-Room is where construction team meets to review and coordinate the trades for the entire project.

View of the Smart Boards and projectors with Navisworks software program displaying a 3-D model of the central utility plant (CUP). The I-Room is where construction team meets to review and coordinate the trades for the entire project.

 Some of the benefits of using BIM in this way, include:

  • Helps avoid clashes between the trades. For example, if air vents and fire sprinklers collide in the plans, the error will be caught in the design stage on the computer well before installation in the field.
  • Saves labor in the field, because plans can be viewed online. Tradesmen’s inspections and measurements can be made in the office and pieces manufactured more efficiently at the contractor’s work place, instead of at the construction site.
  • Assists in visualizing future scenarios, such as the amount of space base isolators may move in an earthquake.
  • Achieves significant time and cost savings.