Designing for High-Quality Care
The brand new Acute Care Tower was built with you and our community in mind. For both patients and staff it offers a warm and healing environment featuring state-of-the-art private patient rooms, abundant natural light, welcoming family areas and breathe taking views.
The tower was designed to support the delivery of “whole patient care” with the latest innovations in acute care space planning, advanced equipment and communications technology.
The new tower will provide medical and surgical services, a family birthing center, Diagnostic and Interventional Services (DISC), an Intensive Care Unit (ICU), and physical, occupational, and speech therapy, as well as support Alameda County’s Public Arts Program.
Environmentally Friendly and Healthy Environment
From the ground up the tower was designed with the environment in mind to conserve energy, promote sustainability, save money and resources, and have a positive impact on the health of our patients and staff.
We do that with:
- High-efficiency mechanical equipment
- Low-emissivity glazing
- Smart air-conditioning zones
- Long-life, high-efficiency lighting
- Water system designed to reduce consumption
- Maximum use of “green” building materials.
- Recycling of materials from demolished buildings to minimize landfill impacts.
- Use of natural light and the colors of nature throughout the building to support a healing and peaceful environment.
Even the floors in the ICU are designed to reduce maintenance, absorb noise, and increase underfoot comfort, promoting a soothing environment. Yes, we thought of everything.
In fact, we’re not the only ones that think so. The tower is so environmentally friendly that it will attain Gold certification through a national green certification program known as LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) which recognizes best-in-class building strategies and practices.
By conserving energy and increasing efficiency, the ATR Project will allow Highland Hospital to focus its resources on what matters most: providing and expanding high-quality healthcare to all people in our community, today and for many years to come.
To see a time lapse video of the construction of the Acute Care Tower click here.