This is hospital number two of three new hospitals to be opened by Kaiser in California this year.  For a non-profit Kaiser sits on a lot of money like around $21 billion folks get upset over that so I guess building hospitals might burnimage through some of it.  Just a month or so ago a new hospital opened in San Leandro.  The cash issue also gets challenged by nurses and the cost of insurance via Kaiser at times.

Kaiser Permanente Opening New Hospital in San Leandro-Two More Scheduled for Oakland and Redwood City This Year As Well

This might take some pressure off the Highland Hospital Emergency room in Oakland with perhaps offering some “charity” care when needed.  If you have not seen the documentary, use the link below.  BD

“The Waiting Room”–Documentary of Highland Hospital Emergency Room in Oakland , California–Where Insurance Rarely Exists–Movie Trailer


OAKLAND, Calif. — Kaiser Permanente today opened a sparkling new medical center in central Oakland, the headquarters city where the nation’s largest non-profit, integrated health-care system was founded nearly 70 years ago.

The 12-story, 349-bed, state-of-the-art hospital on the corner of Broadway and MacArthur Boulevard — directly across the street from the medical center it replaces — demonstrates Kaiser Permanente’s leadership in transforming care, and reinforces a longstanding and ongoing commitment to the City of Oakland.

The new hospital has all private rooms with room service, Wi-Fi and pull-out guest beds so relatives can stay close to loved ones hospitalized overnight. It contains a 24-hour Emergency Department with 52 private treatment bays, eight labor and delivery rooms and 14 inpatient operating rooms. It joins a specialty medical office building next door that opened Jan. 6. That facility has 102 provider offices, six outpatient operating rooms, seven outpatient procedure rooms, a new parking garage, a laboratory and a pharmacy. Five other medical office buildings nearby complete the medical center campus.

http://share.kaiserpermanente.org/article/kaiser-permanente-opens-new-showcase-hospital-in-oakland-the-city-where-innovative-health-care-system-was-born/

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