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Photo Story: Building The Kaiser Permanente Hospital

A close up look at the project only glimpsed from Interstate 880.

 

Over the last two years, Kaiser Permanente's San Leandro Medical Center has slowly risen from the earth west of Interstate 880.

Kaiser recently gave Patch a behind-the-scenes look at this work in progress.

Everything about the new medical center is superlative.

It will cost more than $600 million to build. Kaiser estimates that it will create about 3,000 jobs during the construction phase.

When the facility opens in 2014, the six-story hospital will have 264 private beds, 10 operating rooms and a 24-hour emergency center. It will be staffed by 2,500 physicians, nurses, technicians and support workers.

Kaiser says the San Leandro center will be within 10 miles of virtually all of its members in southern Alameda County.

The project is even more impressive to behold.

Scroll through this photo gallery to see and learn more.

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bertha m May 24, 2012 at 04:26 AM
I have a question. When will the new Kaiser be having job oppenings?
Maria August 22, 2012 at 09:32 AM
When will the job opening start? And where and how can we apply?
Rob Rich August 22, 2012 at 01:30 PM
They post job openings on their website, though the pickings are pretty slim at this point. http://kpcareers.org/san-leandro-jobs
David August 22, 2012 at 02:18 PM
Give it up already. The easiest thing in the world is to get a $2000 car like I drive and skip the stupid bus. And the East Bay already has a density that's around 6000-8000 people/sq mile, denser than nearly all metropolitan areas.
Dixie Mamauag June 05, 2013 at 06:44 PM
Hi I am a new graduate Registered Nurse and I was just wondering if this Kaiser will be hiring and training new grads?

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