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NorthBay Prepares to Open North Wing on Fairfield Hospital Campus

Posted: September 11, 2019


NorthBay Medical Center’s three-story North Wing will not officially open for patients until October, but Solano County’s only nonprofit, locally managed healthcare organization celebrated its near completion with a September sneak peek for donors, board members, civic leaders, physicians and employees.

Tours, demonstrations and a hands-on opportunity to experienceGuest got an up-close look at the da Vinci Surgical System during a hands-on demonstration. the da Vinci Surgical System were  all part of events to herald NorthBay’s Healthcare’s newest addition to the Fairfield hospital campus. The 77,000-square-foot wing includes 22 patient rooms, eight high-tech surgical suites, a 16-bed post-anesthesia care unit, diagnostic imaging, a sparkling new kitchen and café and a new Central Sterile department.

“The North Wing perfectly illustrates NorthBay Healthcare’s President and CEO Konard Jones addresses the gathering at a donor recognition event.dedication to offering advanced medicine right here for our community,” said B. Konard Jones, president and CEO. “We’ve never been content to be just another community hospital. Instead, generations of NorthBay leaders vigorously pursued a path to clinical excellence, without sacrificing community service and compassionate care for every patient, every visit, every day.”

The $200 million project is integral to a five-year modernization project which included expanding and modernizing the Emergency Department, as well as the Welcome Pavilion, which opened in November 2016.

During August, staff underwent undergoing training and “Day inNorthBay Healthcare Group President Aimee Brewer introduces elected officials and civic leaders during a Tuesday morning reception. the Life” exercises to prepare for the October opening.

The new wing has a 6,000-square foot state-of-the-art kitchen and cafeteria with 60 seats inside and a patio area with 30 seats outdoors. Also located on the first floor is Central Sterile, which supports surgical services, and the Diagnostic Imaging department which is equipped with state-of-the-art CT scanner, ultrasound, two radiology/fluoroscopy rooms and a gamma camera for nuclear medicine.  

The second floor, with 22 patient rooms, has four nurses’ stations and a waiting area. All 2 North patient rooms are equipped with patient lifts and interactive television screens on which patients Guests were led on a guided tour of the new facilities.receive a welcome message when they are admitted. They can view short educational segments based on their medical conditions, watch television shows and movies, listen to the radio or play games. The additional beds will bring the total at NorthBay Medical Center to 154.

The third floor has eight surgical suites, including a hybrid operating room, a cardiovascular operating room, neuro and trauma operating rooms, as well as 16 post-anesthesia care beds.

Architect for the project is Ratcliff Architects of Emeryville. The general contractor is DPR Construction of Sacramento.