Kaiser Permanente Hospital New North Wing

Santa Rosa, CA

State of the art healthcare is meeting member expectations and staff needs at Kaiser Permanente’s expanded Santa Rosa hospital.

The $103M North Wing expansion project doubled the size of the existing Kaiser Permanente Santa Rosa Hospital and includes a new emergency department with its own radiology suite. The new wing adds 146,400 square feet to the hospital including 92 inpatient beds, an interventional radiology suite and administrative functions.


Interior design strategies were focused around creating a comfortable environment conducive to patients’ well being. Interior materials and colors create an atmosphere of warm hospitality, support intuitive way finding, and enhance the sense of well being for all hospital users.



The private patient rooms were designed with three zones which integrate the needs of the patient, family and healthcare providers. The comfortable waiting areas embrace the family members as an integral part of the healing process while maintaining a clear zone for the healthcare providers to interact with the patient and take care of their needs.

Adding to this comforting atmosphere, the hospital expansion celebrates our community by exhibiting the talents of local artists.

Nurses stations function as a fulcrum point in the delivery of patient care. Stations provide clear staff-patient visibility and are outfitted with furniture, furnishings and equipment that fulfill the needs of medical staff.


Accommodating new departments and greatly expanded zones of patient care meant taking a close look at the existing hospital as well. Phasing of the expansion and redistribution of inpatient services was critical to avoiding interruption to daily hospital operations.


The “Design-Assist” process produced a more robust design, reduced unanticipated changes during construction, and created a team approach that included the Architect, Contractor and Owner. The project finished on schedule and under budget, a tangible result of this successful joint effort.


ENR Best Healthcare Project California 2011


Client: Kaiser Permanente, Santa Rosa

Size: 146,400

Budget: $103 M

Completion: 2010