New Kaiser Permanente Fontana Hospital Prepares for Grand Opening
After years of planning and construction and months of staff training and preparation, the much-anticipated grand opening of the new Kaiser Permanente Fontana Hospital is entering the home stretch!
Designed with the patient in mind, the new Fontana hospital combines cutting-edge technology with a peaceful, patient-centered healing environment. When it opens, it will be the second largest hospital in San Bernardino County.
The 490,000 square-foot, 314-bed hospital enhances our existing Fontana Medical Center campus. The new hospital will offer:
- All private patient rooms with space for plenty of space for family members and visitors
- 24-hour Emergency Department, featuring 51 private rooms
- 24-hour pharmacy
- Bright and airy café with outside patio seating
- A healing garden and meditation room
- Energy-efficient electrical, air, and plumbing systems
- Free Wi-Fi service throughout the facility
More than 20 specialty services will be available at the new hospital, including a Cardiac Catheterization Lab, Inpatient Dialysis Unit, Labor & Delivery, Neonatal and Pediatric Intensive Care Units, and – coming in 2014 – Cardiac Surgery Services.
“This hospital is all about the clinical and personal needs of our patients,” said Dr. David Quam, Area Medical Director and Chief of Staff. “Our technology is state of the art, and our healing environment focuses on personalized care. Our exceptional team of physicians and staff is committed to providing patients with the best preventive and medical care.”
“Our new Fontana Hospital is one of the largest, greenest, and most technologically advanced ever built in the area, and we can’t wait to open our doors in May,” added Greg Christian, Executive Director, Kaiser Foundation Hospitals/Health Plan, San Bernardino County Area. “This investment symbolizes our commitment to the health of all people who live and work in the Inland Empire.”
All patient rooms in the new Fontana Hospital are private and feature an acoustic design that reduces noise. Walls are decorated with artwork specially commissioned for this hospital. Large windows maximize natural light, which is known to ease stress and is good for the environment.
Patient meals will be prepared utilizing the French-inspired sous vide method for cooking food, which is used in the finest hotels. Patients can also order their meals room service-style – select their menu choices and indicate the time they’d prefer meals to be delivered.
The new Fontana Hospital will accept its first patients on May 7, but members of the community are invited to enjoy a sneak peak at the Kaiser Permanente Fontana Medical Center’s Community Open House on Saturday, April 13 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The event will feature limited hospital tours, health screenings, family-friendly performances and activities, and refreshments.
The Fontana Medical Center is located at 9961 Sierra Avenue in Fontana.
About Kaiser Permanente
Kaiser Permanente is America’s leading health care provider and not-for-profit health plan founded in 1945 with the mission to provide high-quality, affordable health care to improve the health of our members and the communities we serve. Care for our 8.6 million members is focused on their total health and guided by their personal physicians, specialists and team of caregivers. Our expert medicine is empowered by industry-leading technology advances and tools for health promotion, disease prevention and chronic disease management. Through these innovations, along with clinical research, health education and community support, Kaiser Permanente is shaping the future of health care. For more information, go to www.kp.org/newscenter.
Kaiser Permanente’s Fontana and Ontario Service Area has provided comprehensive, affordable health care to the Inland Empire for 70 years and serves 440,000 members. The Fontana and Ontario Service Area includes the Kaiser Foundation Hospitals in Fontana and Ontario, and medical offices in Fontana, Ontario, Rancho Cucamonga, Colton, Claremont, Montclair, Chino, San Bernardino, Victorville, Redlands, and Upland.