Sutter Santa Rosa Regional Hospital Breaks Ground on Major Expansion

November 5, 2019

Sutter Santa Rosa Regional Hospital recently broke ground on a major expansion and renovation project that will enhance access to acute hospital services, continuing to meet the evolving needs of the growing Northern California region. Design of the $158-million project is being led by the Sacramento office of global architecture and design firm Stantec.

The major expansion and renovation will add more than 67,000 square feet of space to help support the health and healing of patients across multiple departments and services. Sutter Santa Rosa Regional Hospital (SSRRH) opened in 2014 and is starting its second phase of construction. The building expansion is expected to be open for patient care in 2022, with both growth and renovation plans focused on enhancing access to heavily used services.

“We have a long history of providing quality, innovative care to our community,” said Michael Purvis, CEO of Sutter Santa Rosa Regional Hospital. “This expansion project will enhance our ability to provide coordinated healthcare and help us meet the growing needs of Sonoma County patients for years to come.”

Highlights of the project include:

  • A new three-story wing to the east side of the existing hospital that will include an additional 40 licensed private-room beds, two operating rooms, an endoscopy unit, 20 prep-recovery bays, and 3 new post-anesthesia care unit bays.
  • Renovation of 10,713 square feet in the existing hospital to add 24 emergency department exam rooms, expanded dietary service, expanded lab/blood bank, and the renovation of a central processing unit to support the expanded facility.
  • Leveraging the hospital’s recently installed photovoltaic panels, the expansion will build on SSHHR’s commitment to energy independence and will be targeting LEED Version 2.2 Verification Treatment. The facility design will feature natural lighting throughout and sweeping views of the surrounding community.

Stantec is helping to deliver the project through an innovative Integrated Project Delivery (IPD) approach, alongside general contractor, HerreroBoldt. The IPD model brings together people, systems, business structures, and practices for a collaborative project execution. Sutter Health is considered a pioneer and industry leader in the deployment of the IPD model. The team is also implementing value stream mapping into the design process, assessing the facility’s current workflow and identifying solutions to make the building as efficient as possible for future and current employees.

“It is a privilege to collaborate with one of the nation’s leading not-for-profit healthcare providers on the design and construction of this critical project,” said Justin Wise, Stantec’s Sacramento-based healthcare architect of record for the project. “Expanding a healthcare facility just five years after the initial opening indicates the tremendous need in the community. We are excited to see the project come to life.”

Stantec’s design services for the SSHHR project include architecture; interiors; mechanical, electrical, and plumbing; structural; civil; landscape; acoustics; and sustainability. BD&C ranked Stantec among the Top 3 healthcare architecture firms in the US and Engineering News-Record named Stantec one of its Top 5 green design firms for healthcare. Lean more at

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