November 7, 2008

Second Kaiser Community Meeting

Artist's rendering of new Kaiser Permanente San_Leandro facility with a farmer's market
Artist rendering of Kaiser Permanente's new San Leandro Facility

Kaiser Permanente held a second community meeting at the San Leandro Library on November 6, 2008, to show off its planned development for the former grocery distribution center at the intersection of Marina Boulevard and Interstate 880. The presentation included a two-minute fly-over that incorporated a 3D rendering of the facility superimposed on an aerial photograph of the area.

Construction of the facility is expected to start in 2009 and it should be completed by 2012. The construction is expected to generate 3,000 short-term construction jobs.

Current designs include 263 beds for patients, all single rooms. According to the Kaiser Permanente representative, patients in single rooms have less hospital infections because they have less traffic than shared hospital rooms. The rooms also have accommodations for family, which also results in better outcomes for patients. The emergency room will have 41 beds.

The project will also include 250 residential units.

Attendees of the presentation received bags made from recycled soda bottles containing a flyer showing the proposed facility and a list of groups in San Leandro that received community grants from Kaiser in 2007 and 2008.

Another artist rendering of the new Kaiser Permanente facility in San Leandro.

Posted by Mike Katz-Lacabe at November 7, 2008 7:43 AM | TrackBack

Kaiser will be a great boon to San Leandro. They have one of the most cost-effective, efficient methods of healthcare delivery, that should be copied on a national scale. Let's hope the morons on the city council don't screw this up like they do most good proposals for San Leandro. Joyce Starciosiack doesn't want there to be apartments there; while she champions them for downtown.

Posted by: Frank at November 7, 2008 10:11 AM

Will the residential units be sold or rented? Will they be apartments or condos or townhouses or houses?

Posted by: Cheryl at November 7, 2008 10:43 AM
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