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 completed in 2016.
Our latest construction projects are mainly funded through the city’s 2016 Public Health and Safety Bond. Work is underway to seismically retrofit Building 5, a 1976 concrete facility, formerly the inpatient hospital. 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
The Adult Urgent Care Center moved from Building 80 to Building 5, 1st floor, unit 1E, on the Zuckerberg San Francisco General campus. The new, expanded space improved access to care for patients. Adult Urgent Care was the first clinic to relocate to Building 5. Other outpatient clinics on the ZSFG campus will soon be relocating to Building 5 (former inpatient hospital) which will become an Ambulatory Center.
Seismic Retrofit in Building 5
Construction is underway for a seismic retrofit project to strengthen columns in Building 5. The first phase of the project started on the south side of the building, and will eventually impact all floors. One to two rooms will be closed for construction 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, visitors and staff may experience parking closures in the B/C surface lots, construction barriers, noise and other disruptions. 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 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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