Dignity Health Mercy Medical Center
Healthcare — Merced, CA

Dignity Health Mercy Medical Center

McCarthy's healthcare construction team completed this eight-floor, 266,000-square-foot, 185-bed replacement hospital for the consolidation of two existing campuses. The Medical Center includes an intensive care unit, surgery center, operation recovery, labor and delivery, neonatal intensive care, newborn nursery, emergency room, ambulatory care, pharmacy, cafeteria, and a helipad. The project also included construction of a new central utility plant and 15.8 acres of site improvements.

Lean Design principles effectively reduced construction and operating costs, and sustainability was achieved in features such as strategic site planning, waste management, drought resistant landscaping, storm water retention and cost-efficient MEP systems including Low-E glass, centrifugal chillers and energy efficient electrical systems.


  • RBB Architects, Inc.


  • Fremming, Parson & Pecchenno
  • KPFF Consulting Engineers
  • M-E Engineers, IOnc.


The collaborative approach of all key project participants, built on trust, respect and open communication, has made this project an unprecedented success for CHW.

Chris Dugas, Former Area Manager for Design & Construction
Catholic Healthcare West


Jay Yost

Jay Yost

3721 Douglas Blvd
Suite 180
Roseville, CA 95661

Awards and Recognition

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2010 Design Award

Dignity Health Mercy Medical Center
American Institute of Architects