Stanford University Medical Center's new state-of-the art, 812,000-square-foot replacement hospital is designed to accommodate advances in medical technology, increase capacity and meet new seismic safety standards. The seven-story hospital Includes: 368 individual patient rooms; state-of-the-art diagnostic and treatment rooms; 17 operating rooms and 11 interventional radiology/image guided rooms; a total of five planned MRI suites, three of which will be operational upon the building’s opening with space for two future suites; a new, expanded emergency department nearly three times larger than the current facility; a lobby atrium offering natural lighting, five gardens, walking trails and a meditation room.
The new building will feature a structural steel frame, concrete foundations and patient rooms enclosed in a dual-glazed curtainwall system. The curtainwall system consists of two planes of dual glass, with blinds in between them. These blinds can be adjusted by the building’s automated management system to regulate heat loss and energy consumption.
The new hospital is expected to be completed in 2017 and open for patient care in early 2018.