The San Francisco General Hospital and Trauma Center is the only Level 1 Trauma center serving San Francisco and northern San Mateo County. The SFGH Rebuild Program will replace the existing main hospital building at the medical center with a facility that meets state seismic safety requirements for acute care facilities. State law requires that all general acute care patients be relocated from the existing, non-compliant hospital to a compliant hospital before January 1, 2020. The new San Francisco General Hospital and Trauma Center is slated for completion in 2015.
The new facility will be constructed using a base-isolated foundation, the most earthquake-resistant design known today. During an earthquake the base isolators can slide 30 inches in any direction, greatly reducing any movement of the building. This technology provides the best seismic resistance to allow the hospital to remain operational even after a significant seismic event..
The new hospital building will be located west of the existing hospital and will be nine stories tall, including two basement levels. It will have approximately 40,000 square feet per floor and will provide 284 general acute care beds, 32 more than the current hospital. The emergency department’s size will increase from 27 to 60 beds and operating rooms will increase from 10 to 14. A pedestrian bridge will connect the new facility with the existing hospital at the second floor level and a tunnel will connect at the basement level. SFGH will continue to operate during the construction of the new hospital with no reduction in inpatient, outpatient or emergency services.
The design of the new hospital is consistent with the City and County of San Francisco’s objectives to be environmentally responsible and will meet or exceed Green Building Compliance for San Francisco Municipal Buildings by striving to achieve a minimum LEED Silver Certification rating.
The Department of Public Works is responsible for delivering this major capital improvement project on behalf of the Department of Public Health. Webcor Builders is overseeing construction and Jacobs is providing construction management. For additional information and background, visit the Web site of the Department of Public Health.
Potrero Avenue between 22nd & 23rd Streets
- 2009 Begin site clearing and utility relocation
- 2010 Site utility relocation complete; begin digging for foundation
- 2011 Excavation and foundation construction
- 2012 Structural steel
- 2013 Exterior enclosure construction
- 2014 Interior build out and licensing process
- 2015 Complete interior build out and final site improvements; open and operational
$887.4 million. In November 2008, San Francisco voters overwhelmingly passed Proposition A; which allows for funding of this rebuild through general obligation bonds.
Fong & Chan Architects
Robert La Rocca & Associates
Brio Engineering Associates