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/ Washington Hospital Morris Hyman Critical Care Pavilion

Ratcliff provided construction administration and design services for Washington Hospital’s Morris Hyman Pavilion, an acute care facility adjacent to the existing main hospital. As the second phase of a multi-phased hospital replacement master plan, the four-story, base-isolated building provides 223,000 square feet of spacious hospital services. The building features a new Emergency Department that is four times the size of the hospital’s previous ED, an expansive new ICU/CCU (48 beds), and a Med/Surg floor (68 beds).

Ratcliff updated portions of the design, initially conceived 10 years ago by another firm, to respond to dramatic technological advances such as implementation of electronic medical records, use of tablets and personal electronic devices, wireless nurse call and communication systems; improvements in supply and waste streams; and value engineering modifications to optimize the Hospital’s resources to reduce first cost and optimize staff workflows. In addition to construction administration services, Ratcliff provided the following:

  • Pre-construction services of reviewing pre-bid RFI’s, document control, and constructability review
  • Cost savings analysis and redesign to reduce scope and high cost items
  • Validation of operations and medical equipment needs
  • Expansion of the hospital’s loading dock and redesign of the patient link to the balance of the hospital
  • Addition of outdoor ICU patient terraces
  • Redesign of the main lobby
  • Reconfiguration of ED spaces for improved space efficiency
  • Expanded site design
  • Updated Master Plan that enhanced existing and proposed campus development and will provide a new central public circulation spine that organizes current and future campus buildings, patient services, and vehicular and pedestrian circulation


Fremont, CA


223,000 SF


  • Design Bid Build


  • Architecture
  • Interior Design
  • Planning
  • Programming
  • Renovation