MarinHealth Celebrates Ribbon Cutting of its State-of-the-Art New Hospital Building

Author: MarinHealth
MarinHealth Celebrates Ribbon Cutting of its State-of-the-Art New Hospital Building

Virtual Ribbon Cutting Ceremony with Featured Remarks from California Governor Gavin Newsom, CEO Lee Domanico, and Other Dignitaries

Today, MarinHealth celebrated the ribbon cutting for its state-of-the-art new hospital building, the Oak Pavilion at MarinHealth Medical Center. The hour-long virtual ceremony featured remarks from California Governor and former Marin County resident, Gavin Newsom, MarinHealth CEO Lee Domanico and other hospital dignitaries.

View a slideshow of photos from the event, or view a recording of the day’s events.

“Watching our new hospital become a reality has been one of the most rewarding experiences of my professional life,” said Domanico. “I’m thrilled to have participated in every phase, from planning, to generating community support, passing Measure F, and now preparing to welcome our first patients.”

Many people have contributed to this advanced new facility conceptually, technologically, and environmentally. Designed to evolve along with the needs of the Marin community, the new hospital will be an anchor of North Bay healthcare for decades to come.

Additional speakers at the event included:

  • Larry Bedard, MD, Chair, Marin Healthcare District Board of Directors
  • Hank Simmonds, MD, Director, Marin Healthcare District Board of Directors
  • Reverend Deacon Alberta Brown Buller, Staff Chaplain, MarinHealth Medical Center

Oak Pavilion Facts and Figures

MarinHealth’s original hospital was built in 1952 to serve 50,000 people. The local population has since soared to 250,000 and medical science has advanced dramatically. What’s more, the law requires that the hospital upgrade to meet California’s stringent, new seismic safety standards.

“All this added up to a thrilling opportunity to turn our facility into an exceptional, patient-centered healing place worthy of Marin and the people we serve,” Domanico concluded.

Oak Pavilion Highlights

  • 5 levels, 260,000 square feet
  • 114 new patient rooms
  • 3 multi-use interventional suites for electrophysiology, cardiac catheterization, and interventional radiology
  • 3 new operating rooms
  • Luxurious new maternity care unit with 15 private Labor, Delivery, Recovery and Postpartum (LDRP) suites, in-room labor tubs, and a 7-bed, state-of-the-art Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU)
  • Emergency Department & Trauma Center with 3x the space, private rooms, and separate entrances and treatment areas for psychiatric and high-security patients

The existing West Wing—built in 1989—will also remain in use for patient care.

Patient-Focused Rooms

  • All private patient rooms
  • Views of nature from every bed
  • Spacious, comfortable rooms designed with zones that allow patients and visitors to move freely and staff to provide the best possible care
  • Touch screen and 55” HD television in each room enabling instantaneous, two-way video communication with remote caregivers

Environmental Sustainability

The new facilities were built according to the best environmental practices, with the goal of achieving the LEED Silver designation for healthcare. This includes a stormwater design that captures and treats stormwater runoff. To improve energy performance, the hospital placed photovoltaic panels on a nearby parking structure. The hospital was built using green materials that are healthy, safe, and environmentally friendly. And water-efficient landscaping eliminates the need to use potable water for irrigation.

The first patients are expected to be welcomed this at the end of September.


About MarinHealth

MarinHealth encompasses respected local healthcare resources that have served the Marin County community since 1952. Marin County residents appreciate Marin’s healthy lifestyle and transformative natural environment. In keeping with the values and needs of this unique community, MarinHealth is dedicated to treating the whole patient, mind, body, and spirit. MarinHealth Medical Center, the MarinHealth Medical Network, and their ancillary services all share the same patient-centric philosophy of care.

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