Innovation in health care – and hospital construction

posted on August 26, 2013
Tower construction on top of existing Oakland Hospital, 1969-08-18
Tower construction on top of existing Oakland Hospital, 1969-08-18

by Lincoln Cushing, Heritage writer

How do you update a hospital facility without cramping needed services?  When the Kaiser Permanente Oakland hospital needed to expand at the end of the 1960s, they built their current modern tower on top of the previous structure – and patients didn’t have to go elsewhere for care.

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