NEWS FROM SFGh
Doug Eckman, MBAOperations Manager, SFGH Dean’s OffceRachael KaganDirector of Communications, SFGH
Steady progress has occurred through the summer on digging the new hospital’s foundation. That, coupledwith continuing success rerouting underground utility lines, spells real momentum on the project. The projecthas also installed new canopies at the hospital’s entrances to help guide pedestrians and drivers around themodied campus layout. There is a new turnaround and drop off point at the 23
Street side of campus.The trenching work in the basement of the existing hospital will be concluding this fall. We look forward to thestaged return of dislocated departments – including the sleep rooms – starting at the beginning of 2011.
With the current main hospital entrance set to close, the existing coffee cart at the main entrance is alsoclosed. The SFGH Foundation and Webcor (the company building the new hospital) have purchased a newtrailer three to four times the size of the current one to house the new concession. It will be located adjacentto the new turnaround on 23
Street side of the campus. The Foundation conducted a competitive biddingprocess for the new service and the vendor has been selected.
Another upcoming improvement includes a community mural along the Potrero Avenue gate bordering theconstruction site. The hospital has engaged the Mission non-prot arts organization Precita Eyes. The muralwas completed on October 2, 2010. The SFGH community extends a big Thank You to all that participated inthe design and painting.
SEISMIC SAFETY FAIR
How earthquake safe is the new hospital? What makes it that way? Answers to these and other questionswill be provided at the SFGH Rebuild Seismic Safety Fair. The October 23
event (9am – noon) will featurearchitects, engineers, builders and other experts who can talk about the exciting safety features of the newbuilding. While you are there, plan your own family disaster kit and talk to emergency preparedness experts.Please join us for an open house in the cafeteria (2
oor of the main hospital) for this community event.
MORE INFORMATION REGARDING ThE REBUILD
Things around the SFGH campus have been changing rapidly and are a bit hectic and confusing at times. Wegreatly appreciate the can-do spirit of patients, staff, and neighbors as they negotiate the new routes and rules.Safety is the number one priority and we are working hard to provide appropriate signage, aggers, and safetymeasures. A project this large and complex truly is a partnership. Please let us know how it is going and alertus to your needs. There are many ways to reach the rebuild team:
Information line at 206-5784
24-hour safety hotline 206-4500Also, check out the web site:www.sfdph.org/dph/RebuildSFGH/ Department-specic questions? Ask your supervisor or Chief of Service.