With major construction projects wrapping up and a big anniversary to celebrate, 2019 is shaping up to be a big year for facilities at NorthBay Healthcare.
A project to expand NorthBay Medical Center’s Emergency Department is in its fourth and final phase, as an additional 10 beds were added in December, bringing the number to 29. The project also added two new trauma bays, one devoted to cardiac resuscitation, and three high-acuity beds with patient lifts.
The final phase brought a new CT scanner into the department.
At the same time, work on the three-story North Wing continues at a frenzied pace.
The $183 million, 77,000-square-foot addition will host a new café, 22 high-tech patient rooms, eight new surgical suites and a post-anesthesia care unit. It will also be home to diagnostic and central sterile supply departments.
“The new wing and all its state-of-the art equipment and design is testament to NorthBay’s dedication to serving its community,” said B. Konard Jones, CEO and president. “We are committed to delivering advanced medicine close to home for our patients. And we can’t wait to show off all the new features that will make our hospital a showcase.”
Plans are in the works for tours and celebrations before the new wing opens later this year. Look for NorthBay to tie in its 60th anniversary to the grand-opening celebrations, said Jones.“This year we’ll be celebrating the amazing growth we’ve experienced, from a team of 45 employees that opened the first hospital in 1959 to the 2,600-plus employees who today represent NorthBay Healthcare,” he said. “What we’ve done in 60 years is impressive, but we’re not finished by any means. Our vision must continue to change with the times, if we are to bring the best possible care to our community. We are still the only locally based, locally managed healthcare organization in Solano County, dedicated to delivering care for all who need it. And we’ve been doing it for 60 years. That’s something to celebrate.”