Palo Alto Medical Foundation
Long-standing client Palo Alto Medical Foundation chose Slatter Construction to build or remodel eight facilities.
Projects for PAMF:
- Santa Cruz Main Campus, 2011
- Commercial Crossing, 2008
- Research Park, 2006
- Locust Street, 2000
- Westside Santa Cruz, 1997
- Watsonville, 1994
- Chanticleer Street, 1992
- Old Dominion Court, 1990
Most recently Slatter completed the remodel of the 40-year-old Main Campus location, a job that came with one stipulation: maintain patient care. Brought in on time and on budget, the job was scheduled over 17 phases to allow each department to be moved and remodeled serially.
“Our primary responsibility was to deliver a remodeled facility without impacting patient care,” said Slatter Construction president Sid Satter. “Everyone working on the job had a clear understanding that the client included both staff and patients.”
This is the kind of innovative, flexible solution Slatter Constuction creates to meet client needs. Medical facility construction brings its own unique challenges—medical equipment carries exacting specs, permitting requirements often evolve over the course of a job and the demands of high traffic patient care can strain every element of a building’s infrastructure.
“The Main Campus remodel was extremely difficult because we had to keep the facility open day in and day out”, said Tom Hart, vice president of physician affairs and business development for PAMF. “The job required a lot of planning, creativity, coordination and follow through. Many times we made a plan and, based on the needs of the patient care providers, we had to revise the plan. Working together with our architect and Slatter Construction as a team we maintained the flexibility to make changes and remain on budget and on schedule.”
Vice President of Physician Affairs and Business Development, PAMF
The Slatter Construction Toolbox:
- Experience and Knowledge of Client Needs
- Dedication to Communication
- Adaptive Construction Techniques
- Flexible Scope of Work