Fremont, CA Adds Seismically-Safe Critical Care Pavilion to Washington Hospital

hospitals fremont by aric crabb staff ebt The lobby (first of three floors) features a massive, glasslined oval atrium. photo- aric crabb for East Bay Times

Officials consider the new Morris Hyman Critical Care Pavilion at Washingto Hospital in Fremont, CA one of the most seismically-safe facilities in the Bay Area.  The 225,000 sq foot facility was built on a ‘base isolation’ system that allows the structure to move about 3 feet in any horizontal direction in a quake at a cost of $350M & over three years of construction. It’s anticipated that the hospitals’ operations will remain totally intact following an earthquake.

-East Bay Times source of information