Good Samaritan Hospital
Founded in 1965 by members of the local faith community, Good Samaritan Hospital was established as a community hospital to treat the whole person (body, mind and spirit) and to serve the healthcare needs of a growing population. Now part of HCA, this full service acute care facility has 403 beds and is a national leader in stroke services. Unfortunately, elements of the 50 year old hospital’s critical infrastructure were showing their age and in need of replacement to continue operating as an essential health care provider in Silicon Valley.
Walter P Moore provided structural engineering services for the hospital boiler replacement and the emergency generator replacement projects. Both projects were delivered using integrated project delivery (IPD) strategies, with early contractor input into design approaches which addressed constructability challenges and operational constraints. Temporary boilers and generators were installed to enable continuous utility operations during construction. The new emergency generators were relocated from the basement to a new secure exterior enclosure on a very tight site. Both projects were subject to OSHPD review and approval, plus their rigorous inspection oversight during construction.