John Muir Changing Healthcare in Contra Costa CountyContributor: Swinerton Blogger | January 19, 2015
Swinerton is heading to the finish line on the Pediatric ICU project on the John Muir Hospital Campus in Walnut Creek, California. The project will serve children up to age 18 through eight private rooms adjacent to the medical center's neonatal intensive care unit and pediatric units. It will feature a variety of pediatric critical care specialists who can treat a broad range of conditions, from congenital heart and neurological conditions to traumatic accidents, certain types of cancers, and severe respiratory ailments.
Swinerton is honored to be building a center that will serve the most gravely ill children at the hospital. The project is special for several reasons. It is the first intensive care unit for children to be built in the Contra Costa area. Before, families had to travel to the Children’s Hospital of Oakland, UC San Francisco, or Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford in Palo Alto. A seriously ill child will now be minutes away from their family as opposed to up to two hours from home. This project is also unique in that John Muir is in partnership with Lucile Packard from Stanford for the construction of the project—several of the critical care specialists will be from Stanford.
Thanks to the team: Janel “Janice” Clemans, Chris “Big Deal” Chiuchiolo, Matt McCarthy, Paul Lehmann, and Ben Roglestad.