French Camp, CA- San Joaquin General Hospital will host a Grand Opening December 9th of its new 34,000 square foot acute care wing. The new state-of-the-art two story acute care building connects to the South of the main entrance to the hospital
The hospital’s new wing addition will add another 45 hospital beds with the first floor featuring a fully modernized 25 bed Neonatal intensive care unit and the second floor will contain 20 upgraded medical-surgical-telemetry beds. The new wing will offer accommodations to patients in fully modern and furnished private rooms. The new facility will enhance the Hospital’s ability to set higher than industry quality care standards and offer a new higher level of patient privacy. The new addition will also feature upgraded security, a fully modern nurse call communication system with the industry’s highest level of patient monitoring technology. Attractive art decorates the rooms, hallways and common areas.
The project broke ground in March of 2017 and was officially titled: Phase 2 Acute Care Patient Wing expansion. This past Summer The Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development (OSHPD) gave final approval to the initial Phase 2 expansion. Construction was awarded to the Sacramento firm of Otto Construction along with the firms of AECOM (managing the construction phases), as well as, architects Hammel Green and Abrahamson providing construction administration and project planning. The entire construction and expansion costs for the new Acute Care Wing have been approved and supported by the San Joaquin Board of Supervisors and County administration.
The new wing will function as a modern replacement for some of the Hospital’s services, which are still being provided in the original brick “tower building” constructed in 1934. The historic tower will remain on-site for some administration, record storage and other duties unrelated to direct patient services. The new acute care wing is another positive step for the Hospital to advance to higher degrees of trauma center accreditation in the near future.
The new Acute Care Wing addition increases San Joaquin General Hospital’s ability to provide the highest level of medical care to local San Joaquin County residents.