Groundbreaking Ceremony Marks Start of Marin General Hospital’s New Hospital Building Project – MGH 2.0

Groundbreaking Ceremony Marks Start of Marin General Hospital’s New Hospital Building Project – MGH 2.0

GREENBRAE, CA — MGH 2.0, Marin General Hospital’s $535 million hospital replacement building project, officially kicked off today with hospital leaders and invited guests taking part in a groundbreaking ceremony on the hospital campus. When complete, the new hospital replacement building will meet or exceed the latest state-mandated standards for earthquake safety and be a best-practices environment that will enable the hospital’s medical teams to do their best work and improve patient outcomes.

Phase 1, scheduled to open for patient care in mid-2020, includes a new modernized four-story, 260,000-square-foot hospital replacement building. The new towers will house 114 private rooms, an expanded emergency department and 6 new operating/procedural suites. Special amenities and landscape features, such as rooftop gardens, balconies, and natural light in every patient room, will support a healing environment for patients and families. After the new hospital towers open in 2020, work will begin on a five-story, 100,000-square-foot ambulatory services building and a second parking structure.

The team responsible for making the MGH 2.0 vision a reality includes architect Perkins Eastman, general contractor McCarthy Building Companies, Inc. and SWA Group as the landscape architect. The original hospital, first opened in 1952, will continue to operate throughout the construction process. The project team just completed MGH 2.0’s first parking facility, a five-and-half-level, net-zero structure with roof-top solar panels, to serve the current and future hospital.

Representing the community and speaking at the ceremony were Steve Kinsey, President, Marin County Board of Supervisors, Doug McConnell, current host of KNTV’s OpenRoad and a stroke survivor, and Reta Haynes and Mary Barbara Schultz, Honorary Capital Campaign Co-chairs. Representing Marin General Hospital and speaking were Lee Domanico, Chief Executive Officer, Patrick Bennett, MD, past Chief of Staff and Capital Campaign Cabinet Member, and Kate Oppegaard, RN, 2015 Jackie Jewell Excellence in Nursing Award recipient.

“As the North Bay’s premier health care destination, we must comply with rigorous new regulations in health care and seismic safety by the year 2030,” says Chief Executive Officer Lee Domanico. “We believe, however, that this is much more than an obligation, it’s an opportunity to give this community the state-of-the-art hospital it needs and deserves.”

About MGH 2.0
Backed by the support of the citizens of Marin County, Marin General Hospital is undertaking the construction of an advanced, seismically safe new hospital that will provide an unparalleled healing environment for both patients and staff. Visit to learn more about the new hospital. For more information about Marin General Hospital please visit our about us page.

About Perkins Eastman Architects, DPC
Perkins Eastman is an architecture, interior design, and planning firm with over 900 employees and 15 offices around the world. Their internationally recognized health care team focuses on designing friendly, functional healing spaces, brimming with light and humanity. Envisioned to withstand the test of time, their solutions are creative, relevant responses to building requirements and community needs. Clients includes academic medical centers, community hospitals, medical office buildings, non-profit and investor-owned health care organizations, and governmental agencies.

Vertran Associates, Owner’s Representative
Specializing in Health care Capital Projects, Vertran Associates provides comprehensive project management as owner representatives for health care organizations. They seamlessly orchestrate the design and construction process from programming through occupancy providing clients and stakeholders with predictable project outcomes, managing project risk and delivering cost savings or cost avoidance.  With a proven track record and integrated team approach, Vertran Associates have completed major capital projects for notable clients such as UCSF Medical Center, Pacific Vision Foundation (San Francisco), Sonoma Valley Hospital, Salem Health (Salem, OR), Sharp Grossmont Hospital (San Diego), Kaiser (S. San Francisco), and Banner Desert Medical Center (Mesa, AZ).

About McCarthy Building Companies, Inc.
McCarthy Building Companies, Inc. is the oldest privately held national construction company in the country – with more than 150 years spent collaborating with partners to solve complex building challenges on behalf of its clients. With an unrelenting focus on safety and a comprehensive quality program that span all phases of every project, McCarthy utilizes industry-leading design phase and construction techniques combined with value-add technology to maximize outcomes. Repeatedly honored as a Best Place to Work and Healthiest Employer, McCarthy is ranked the 16th largest domestic general contractor (Engineering News-Record, May 2016). With approximately 1,700 salaried employees and offices in St. Louis; Atlanta; Collinsville, Ill.; Portage, Ind.; Kansas City, Kan.; Phoenix; Las Vegas; Denver; Dallas, Houston; Albuquerque; and San Diego, Newport Beach, San Francisco, San Jose and Sacramento, Calif. McCarthy is 100 percent employee owned. Follow the company on FacebookTwitterLinkedIn and Instagram..

About SWA Group, Landscape Architects
SWA is a world leader in landscape architecture, planning, and urban design, with offices in California, Texas, China, and the United Arab Emirates. They are known for a deep appreciation for nature and natural systems and a strong commitment to design that synthesizes aesthetics and sustainability. Their award-winning projects range from elegant private gardens to high profile public projects on a grand scale. Their clients include major corporations (Disney, Apple, Ford) renowned universities (Harvard, Stanford, Tokyo University), famous architects (Frank Gehry, Renzo Piano, Philip Johnson) and health care organizations (Texas Medical Center, Palo Alto Medical Foundation, Marin General Hospital).