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Berg in its Prime on $127 Million Hospital Additions

In 1907 when Phebe Rideout offered to donate her family’s 4,000-sf “mansion” in Marysville, CA for renovation into a much-needed hospital facility to serve the largest city between Sacramento and Portland, a community health organization was born. A century later, the progressive 1,800-person staff of Rideout Memorial Hospital continues the same clear vision: “to help people get better, to lead healthier lives.”

Spurring the need to expand to the six-square-block campus in historic Marysville was Rideout’s emergency department that was bursting at the seams—experiencing 55,000 patient visits per year in a facility designed to accommodate about half that volume. As the area’s only STEMI-receiving center where severe heart attacks are diagnosed and treated, as well as being designated as a Level III Trauma Center, it was essential for Rideout to be able to handle the case load—considering both the sheer number of patients and the quality of care.

In a $127-million effort under the leadership of construction manager Jacobs Project Management Co., Rideout pursued a 215,206-sf expansion with its new six-story hospital tower that connects to an existing four-story tower on the first and second levels, but remains seismically separated. The new construction program added 8,000 square feet of space and essentially doubled the number of beds in the Emergency Department, which was phased to open in 2013 and 2015. Critical to the hospital’s role as a STEMI-receiving facility and trauma center is a new rooftop helipad for Life Flight operations.

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Labor of Love—Protected by the Best Technology

Whether it’s bringing new life into the world or providing critical care for heart-attack patients, Rideout is in the business of saving lives. As part of the new six-story tower, a dozen labor and delivery recovery suites serve as a vital part of the two-floor Women’s & Infants Maternity Center.

Adding three heart catheterization labs and an imaging center were considered crucial technology investments by Rideout. In addition to all electrical work, Berg was responsible for wall rough-in of all low-voltage systems—including fire-alarm, public-address, food-service, medical-equipment, pneumatic-tube, exterior signage and nurse-call.

Families and patients alike can rest easier knowing their loved ones are protected by the best technology available.

Rideout Relying on Berg Modeling Expertise

Acting in a prime contracting role, Berg professionals not only provided 3D modeling/BIM coordination specifically for synchronizing trades in the intricate above-ceiling work that was performed, but they also were commissioned to provide BIM coordination throughout the hospital—capitalizing on the company’s demonstrated expertise utilizing modeling programs like Navisworks and Revit. Berg also conducted a value-engineered design-build of a low-voltage cable-management system for the six-story tower that reflects Rideout’s focus on cost controls and increased efficiencies in all of its operations.

The much-anticipated Emergency Department expansion, as well as the additional 66 Medical/Surgical Beds, operating rooms and the two-room Endo Suite enabled Rideout Memorial Hospital to meet the expanding needs of a growing community—a legacy that will live on well into the next century.

216,500-square feet

Electrical Construction Cost
$21 Million

January 2013 – Ongoing

Delivery Method

Other Team Members
Jacobs Project Management Group
Stafford King Wiese Architects
Toft Wolff Farrow, Inc.

Berg Regional Office




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