Located roughly 50 miles east of Los Angeles, Kaiser Permanente Fontana Medical Center serves over 26,000 patients annually and performs nearly 30,000 annual inpatient and outpatient surgeries.
Kaiser’s original facility was over 40 years old and needed significant modernizing to support current medical practices and technologies and to abide by new Office of California and Statewide Planning Health and Development (OSPHD) guidelines.
Southland Industries served as the mechanical and plumbing subcontractor for this 525,000 square foot replacement project. Specifically, the Southland team worked on four major structures within the Medical Center, including a four-level diagnostic and treatment building, a seven-story patient tower, a 57,000 square foot health services building, and a 23,000 square foot stand-alone central utility plant.
Southland utilized a detail-oriented approach involving advanced planning and coordination to ensure a successful outcome for this project. The team employed a design-assist delivery method and building information modeling (BIM) technique to manage the project’s complex systems, ultimately streamlining the schedule and increasing efficiency. The team also collaborated closely with the other project contractors and subcontractors to minimize disruption to the other fully operational buildings on site.
Southland successfully installed code-compliant seismic systems under OSPHD guidelines including over 600 feet of underground utilities that feed from the central utility plant to the treatment building, patient tower and health services building. Ultimately, Southland delivered the project ahead of schedule and on budget all while meeting the new and rigorous health safety standards established by the state of California.