Clear View of NorthBay’s Future

Construction continues at a busy pace at NorthBay Medical Center, with the three-story addition taking shape.

The $183 million, 77,000-square-foot wing will  replace older sections of the 57-year-old hospital and will include six state-of-the-art operating rooms, two cardiac catheterization labs, a modern cafeteria with indoor and outdoor seating, nutrition services, diagnostic imaging and supply rooms. Also included are 22 “patient rooms of the future” featuring the latest technology in health care and 16 more post-acute care beds.

This summer concrete is being poured for the second and third floors and the roof, according to a Hard Hat Report on NorthBay.org. The next major milestone will be completing the roof by mid-October, according to project development manager Eric Van Pelt.

Approximately 50 to 60 workers are onsite each day, with the new addition projected to be complete the first quarter of 2019.

Work also continues on the expansion of the NorthBay Medical Center Emergency Department.The view in the old lobby at NorthBay Medical Center, looking south, shows just how much change is going on behind closed doors.

Phase 1 of the project, which involves transforming the old 7,000-square-foot hospital lobby into additional Emergency Department space, is expected to open this fall.

It will include a new registration area, a new triage room, a manager’s office, six new treatment bays, a new public restroom and a family consulting area.

Phase 2 of the expansion remodels the existing registration, nurse’s station, waiting room and three treatment rooms and adds four new rooms.

It is scheduled for completion in early 2019.