Patient Care Pavilion

Come Out and Join Us to Celebrate Alta Bates Summit’s New Merritt Pavilion on July 27

Posted on Jul 24, 2014

Bring your family and join us for the grand opening celebration of Alta Bates Summit’s new Merritt Pavilion! The event will take place on Sunday, July 27 from 1 to 4 p.m.

Tour the New Facility
Alta Bates Summit staff members will explain and showcase several areas of the new pavilion, including:
• 2nd Floor: Acute Rehabilitation, Rehab Treatment Gyms and Occupational Therapy Kitchen
• 3rd Floor: Patient Rooms, Patient Dining Area, Isolation Room
• 10th Floor: Medical Surgical Unit, Patient Care Nursing Station, Bariatric Room

The new pavilion features spectacular panoramic views of the East Bay and San Francisco in a beautiful healing environment.

Fun Activities
Guests can snap a souvenir picture in an interactive photo booth and purchase delicacies from local food trucks. You can also enjoy the new Plaza Park located across from the main entrance of the new pavilion.

Grand Opening Celebration!
When: Sunday, July 27, 1 to 4 p.m.
Where: 350 Hawthorne Avenue, Oakland

Please RSVP  to let us know you’re coming.
Phone: (510) 869-8289 or email: RSVPComm@sutterhealth.org

Join Us at the Merritt Pavilion Grand Opening

Posted on Jul 9, 2014

tower day timeBring your family and join us for the grand opening celebration of Alta Bates Summit’s new Merritt Pavilion! The event will take place on Sunday, July 27 from 1 to 4 p.m. Guests are invited to tour the new building, snap a souvenir picture in an interactive photo booth and purchase delicacies from local food trucks.

Alta Bates Summit Medical Center’s new Merritt Pavilion offers a calming and healing environment – continuing a nearly 110-year tradition of providing exceptional patient care to our community. The pavilion offers spectacular panoramic views of the East Bay and San Francisco in a beautiful healing environment.
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Alta Bates Summit’s New Patient Care Pavilion–Nearing Home Stretch

Posted on Feb 25, 2013

Alta Bates Summit's New East Bay Patient Care Pavilion--Nearing Home Stretch: Photo of Patieint Care Pavilion

Alta Bates Summit’s new Patient Care Pavilion, under construction February 2013

Sutter Health’s Alta Bates Summit Medical Center in Oakland began construction on its new Patient Care Pavilion and new parking garage in October of 2010.

The center of this project is a new building that will offer Oakland residents a calming and healing environment–continuing more than 100 years of Alta Bates Summit’s tradition of providing patient care to the community. Read More

Alta Bates Summit’s New Patient Care Pavilion Takes Shape

Posted on Aug 24, 2012

Architect's rendering, Patient Care Pavilion, Alta BatesSummit

Architect’s rendering of Alta Bates Summit’s new Patient Care Pavilion (right) comes to life as construction progresses.

The exterior of Alta Bates Summit Medical Center’s new Patient Care Pavilion in Oakland is nearly complete.

The exterior wall system consists of 977 permanent panels are 15 feet wide and include interior and exterior walls. One of the unique architectural features of the building – ‘the slice’ is now clearly visible. Read More

Alta Bates Summit Topping Out Video

Posted on Mar 8, 2012

Hooray for progress! Last week we celebrated the placement of the last beam of our new Patient Care Pavilion on the Summit Campus. What a party! Check out the Topping Out video and thanks again to our construction crews, employees, physicians, nurses and volunteers who signed the beam.

Lifting last beam to new Patient Care Pavilion.

Summit Patient Care Pavilion “Tops Out”

Posted on Feb 29, 2012

Hundreds of physicians, employees and volunteers crowded on top of the Merritt garage Tuesday, Feb. 28, to sign the last beam before it was placed atop the new patient care pavilion at the Summit campus.

Hundreds signed the white beam before it was raised onto the skeleton of the 11-story building. The crowd watched and cheered the construction milestone while feasting on a barbecue lunch.

Drs. Linda Gordon and Less Chafen sign the last beam before it's hoisted into place.

“Physicians and clinicians throughout the medical center partnered to contribute to the design of this pavilion,” said Dr. Steve O’Brien, vice president of medical affairs. “It’s where some of the best and the brightest people I know come to work every day. I look forward to the day when we will care for our patients here.”

The 250,000-square foot building is being built to exceed seismic safety standards.

“With this project, we’re doing much more than simply complying with the state’s seismic safety mandates,” said Chuck Prosper, CEO of Alta Bates Summit. “We’re making sure our medical center remains a leader in the delivery of innovative, world class health care.  The Patient Care Pavilion will become a beautiful state-of-the-art healing environment and a tremendous asset to the city of Oakland and the surrounding communities of the East Bay.”

The project, which began in August 2010, is about halfway completed and is expected to open in early 2014. Raising the final beam readies the building for the remainder of the work: electrical, walls, floors.

The structure was a unique challenge for architects and construction crews who had to figure out how to use just 1.5 acres in the middle of the campus to build the pavilion and connect it back to the existing hospital buildings on three sides and seven floors.

The $350 million patient pavilion and 1,000-space garage is funded through Sutter Health and Alta Bates Summit Medical Center and private and foundation donations. The garage is set to open in May.