570,000 GSF, 34,374 M2
Architecture, Building Systems Consulting, Campus Planning, Interior Architecture, Master Planning, Programming
acute care, ambulatory care, ambulatory surgery, ancillary services, bed tower, cardiology, clinic, clinical laboratory, community hospital, critical care unit (ccu), daylighting, dedicated outside air, diagnostic & treatment, efficient lighting, emergency department, energy efficiency, energy modeling, evidence-based design, facility planning, family-centered care, freestanding facility, gastroenterology, greenfield hospital, healing garden, health system, healthcare, high-performance glazing, hospital, imaging, infection control, inpatient, intensive care unit (icu), ldrp, lighting controls, medical office building (mob), mental health, multispecialty, ob/gyn, operating room, orthopaedics, outpatient, patient safety, patient satisfaction, patient-centered care, pediatric, pharmacy, physical therapy, physicians office building, primary care, privacy, staff satisfaction, surgery, sustainability, sustainable design, universal room, women and children
Kaiser Permanente is globally regarded for its “template hospital,” an efficient and widely emulated model. Kaiser Antioch is one of three new hospitals designed and built simultaneously on the pioneering template. The leading-edge facilities employ sustainable design and advanced technology, with planning concepts to meet goals of efficiency, comfort and safety for patients, staff and visitors.
Standardized yet highly flexible clinic modules are organized around a light-filled central spine, ending at a dramatic, two-story rotunda that facilitates staff movement between the 174-room hospital and the adjacent office building. Nursing towers are triangular, with decentralized nurse stations wrapping a central work core—a model compatible with such technologies as electronic medical records. Corridors are widened from a standard eight feet to 15 feet to improve visibility and allow for computer workstations—a first in California, positioning caregivers closer to patients yet with easy records access.
Comfort and safety were also key drivers, leading to bigger patient rooms with an area for family and visitors. A central outdoor courtyard contains a healing garden and dining terrace, lending a unique space for social interaction and respite.
A Template for Change
Kaiser's plan to open as many as 20 hospitals in the next decade leads to many design innovations.
Kaiser Permanente's Template for Success
The nation's largest HMO creates a hospital template that can be built on virtually any site.
Three Hospitals Spring from One Design
Kaiser Permanente medical complexes are a template for expedient functionality.