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Rosendin starts work on UCSF Med Center

Jan. 28, 2011
Electrical contractor Rosendin Electric, San Jose, Calif., has started construction on the new University of California San Francisco Medical Center at Mission Bay. The $80 million contract to wire the new 878,000-square-foot hospital complex includes an ...

Electrical contractor Rosendin Electric, San Jose, Calif., has started construction on the new University of California San Francisco Medical Center at Mission Bay. The $80 million contract to wire the new 878,000-square-foot hospital complex includes an energy center, helipad, and support services. Scheduled for completion in 2014, the first phase of this $1.6 billion project is construction of a 289-bed hospital, specializing in care for women, children and cancer patients.

The new UCSF Medical Center has been designed to meet LEED Gold certification standards through the use of recycled materials, low-voltage lighting controls, and the widespread use of energy-efficient electrical and HVAC equipment. The new Medical Center at Mission Bay will incorporate the latest “smart” hospital technology, including wireless distributed antenna systems (DAS) to provide Electronic Medical Record (EMR) access via touch-screen patient information systems located at each bed. Rosendin Electric's contract includes installation of the hospital's IT infrastructure and DAS to support this state-of-the-art EMR system, as well as a new patient profile system that lists preferences for things such as food, lighting and television channels.