To improve patient safety and care at Zuckerberg San Francisco General, the campus is undergoing several major construction projects.
Zuckerberg San Francisco General is home to more than 125 years of health care architecture. Our campus facilities range from historic brick buildings constructed in 1887 and 1915, to our new inpatient hospital built in 2016. Our latest construction projects are funded through the city’s 2016 Public Health and Safety Bond.
The work will include a seismic retrofit of the 1976 concrete hospital facility, known as Building 5. For the retrofit, the building’s structural components will be reinforced to improve its seismic performance in a major earthquake.
Exciting renovations in Building 5 will relocate some clinical outpatient services from older buildings that may not perform as well during an earthquake. Ultimately, the moves will combine our clinical services into a safer, modernized building.
Upgrades and Clinic Relocations
Adult Urgent Care Center
In early 2019, the Adult Urgent Care Center will be our first clinic to relocate to Building 5 from Building 80. The project will improve access to care for patients by moving Urgent Care services closer to the Emergency Department in Building 25, the new inpatient hospital. Check back for updates on when the clinic will relocate.
Seismic Retrofit in Building 5
Plans are underway for a seismic retrofit project to strengthen columns in Building 5. The first phase of the project is expected to start in January 2019 on the south side of the building, and will eventually impact all floors. One to two rooms will be impacted at a time.
Eighty percent of the south side is unoccupied because many health care services have relocated to Building 25, the new hospital. Patients may experience construction barriers, noise and other disruptions during construction. Earplugs are available upon request for patients if needed.
Other Building 5 Upgrades:
- IT infastructure
- Fire and Life Safety
- Mechanical and electrical
Rehabilitation Services Relocation
Construction is currently underway to relocate Rehabilitation Services from the ground level to a larger and updated area on the 3rd floor in Building 5. The project is expected to be complete in late 2019.
During construction, the northeast corridor on the floor will be closed. Also, access to the 3rd floor from the east elevators will be closed. Please use the northwest and southwest elevators instead. The 3rd floor will have a new corridor, similar to the 4th floor, connecting the southwest and east elevators upon completion.
Other clinics and services relocating to Building 5:
- Outpatient Dialysis
- Family Health Center
- Public Health Lab
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