LABOR & DELIVERY/WOMEN'S SERVICES PROJECTS
The firm has completed several project for Labor & Delivery departments. The most significant & involved was the Kaiser Oakland Re-internalization Project. The goal was to permit re-internalization of women and infant services to the Oakland Hospital from Alta Bates Hospital located in Berkeley. PDA revamped the two existing floors (each 15,000 square feet) and modernized the department. The project was on a fast track with a non-negotiable deadline. The hospital building was over 60 years old, and was non-compliant in numerous respects with today’s building codes. Numerous upgrades were required to pass OSHPD plan review, including:
-Upgrade of the existing non-compliant corridor system to meet code requirements
-Conversion and expansion of existing labor room to permit new labor/delivery room
-Remodeling of existing NICU to accommodate new equipment
-New family waiting areas and public HC Accessible toilets.