The three-story addition to NorthBay Medical Center is right on schedule to open in the summer of 2019. The roof was completed in December and 80 percent of the windows have been installed, explained Eric VanPelt, project manager. Work is underway on all three floors of the building. On the first and second floors, wall framing and seismic bracing are ongoing.
The first floor will include a new café, diagnostic imaging and central supply department, while the second floor features 22 new patient rooms. On the third floor, which will house the new operating rooms and post-anesthesia care unit, workers are roughing-in the overhead utilities. A new generator and cooling tower are being installed in the utility plant next to the addition.