"We'll never see this place like this again" one visitor said as he walked along the hallway near the labor and delivery rooms at the new Eden Hospital.
And he was right. Come December, the particular hallway will be filled with the sounds associted with child birth.
But on Saturday the shiny floors, equipment and beds were on display as Sutter Health invited the pubilc to tour the new Eden Medical Center.
"Right now we're really getting everybody trained and oriented with their work stations," Bryan Daylor, Eden's Vice President of Ancillary and Support Services said.
The $320 Million hospital broke ground on July 9, 2009 and is slated to open on December 1st. The center will have 130 beds over 220,000 square feet.
The hospital is beautiful by design.
There are a number of architectual aspects of the building that are purely for aesthetics.
The blue windows are among them as well as the exterior lighting and the glowing effect from the windows which can be seen from many areas in Castro Valley.
Sutter shared some interesting facts regarding the new building via press release this week:
- 80,000 square feet of medical office building
- 22,000 cubic yards of concrete poured in construction
- 6.4 million pounds of structural steel
- 43,000 square feet of glass
- Built on 600 piers, each 3 feet in diameter and drilled 60 feet into the ground