Press Release: 05.02.2013

Stanford Breaks Ground on New Hospital

McCarthy, in a joint venture with Clark Construction Group – California, LP, celebrated the groundbreaking of the new Stanford Hospital yesterday. The new facility will dramatically enhance capacity, while allowing Stanford Hospital to accommodate new medical technology, meet updated seismic-safety requirements and transform patient care.   

The new facility will be located on the Stanford University Medical Center (SUMC) campus, adjacent to the site of the current Stanford Hospital. The facility will include a flexible pavilion design, which will include 368 patient rooms in the new building for a total of 600 patient beds on site; a new Level 1 Trauma Center (Emergency Department) three times larger in size than the current Emergency Department; state-of-the-art surgical, diagnostic and treatment rooms; light-filled corridors with a central courtyard; accessible roof gardens; and views of the surrounding foothills. The project will result in a net increase of approximately 824,000 square feet, which will allow for additional single-patient rooms that reduce infection rates, increase privacy and allow more space for patients and visitors. The new Stanford Hospital is also base isolated and designed to remain functional after an 8.0 magnitude earthquake.

“The Clark/McCarthy team is very excited to partner with Stanford Hospital & Clinics in building the New Stanford Hospital,” said Rich Henry, McCarthy Northern Pacific Division president. “Our team understands the importance of the new Stanford Hospital facility in serving the healthcare needs of the surrounding community, and we are committed to extending the benefits of this world class medical center to the local and global community.”

The new Stanford Hospital is part of the Stanford University Medical Center Renewal Project, which also includes the expansion of Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital and replacement of School of Medicine facilities.

The current Stanford Hospital will remain open and fully operational during construction.

Construction of the new Stanford Hospital is slated to be completed in 2017 and open for operation in early 2018. Rafael Viñoly Architects (RVA), in association with Lee, Burkhart, Liu, Inc. (LBL), serves as the project architect.

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About McCarthy
McCarthy Building Companies, Inc. is the largest healthcare general contractor in America (Modern Healthcare, March 2013), and the largest general contractor in California (ENR California, August 2012). With nearly 150 years of experience, McCarthy is one of the nation’s oldest, privately held construction firms. Committed to the construction of high performance buildings, the company provides general contracting, construction management, program management and design/build services for healthcare, education, commercial, parking structure, entertainment, retail, science, technology, and industrial facilities; office buildings; tenant interiors; and mixed-use. In addition to Sacramento and San Francisco, McCarthy has offices in Newport Beach and San Diego, Calif.; Phoenix; Albuquerque; Las Vegas; Dallas; Houston; St. Louis; Collinsville, Ill.; and Atlanta. McCarthy is 100 percent employee owned. Follow McCarthy on Facebook at

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