Facilities Development Plan
Developing the Facility Plan
With the community’s passage of Measure C, it was time to turn our attention to completing a comprehensive analysis of our campus. This was necessary to develop the phasing and construction plan to move forward.
Our facilities team includes Health System staff as well as contract architects, engineers, construction manager, and field inspectors. They have worked closely with front line staff and physicians and used comprehensive data and trends to forecast volumes and programming needs.
The result is a detailed construction and phasing plan for the projects funded with Measure C proceeds. Based on the team’s recommendations, and including licensing requirements and code compliance, the facilities development plan includes:
- Construct a new on-site Cancer Center
- Replace portions of the 1952 and 1966 buildings that house the Women and Family Center (maternity) with a seismically-compliant structure
- Expand and upgrade the Emergency Department, including the surgery department sterile processing and diagnostic imaging
- Upgrade and expand the Long Term Care (skilled nursing) facility
- Move required departments and functions to compliant structures
- Upgrade existing infrastructure
The project is being designed with sophisticated modeling software that aligns with Tahoe Forest Health System’s budget monitoring functions. Ultimately, the responsibility for the project budget rests with our publicly-elected Tahoe Forest Hospital District Board of Directors. We also have an appointed Citizens Oversight Committee that reviews Measure C expenditures and reports their findings to the District Board and community.