(Napa, CA) – Wright Contracting is under construction on an approximately 72,000 square foot addition at the Queen of the Valley Medical Center.  The North Acute Care Building, also called the Acute Care Pavilion, will be a new state of-the-art facility that will enhance the quality of healthcare to Napa residents. Construction of the three-story surgery and intensive care unit begun this December, and is expected to be completed by spring 2013.

Queen of the Valley President and Chief Executive Officer Dennis Sisto notes, “This Pavilion project represents the next milestone in what will ultimately be a three-decade journey for the medical center.” The North Acute Care project will be the fourth major project Wright Contracting has completed for the Queen.  Previous projects can be seen on our website under Healthcare and include the Wellness Center, the Women’s Center and the Ambulatory Surgery Center.

The North Building has been designed to satisfy the U.S. Green Building Council’s Leadership in Energy and Environment Design (LEED) requirements for “green” health care facilities. This project is the second LEED Gold Certified Healthcare project for Wright Contracting, and is raising the bar locally for new healthcare construction, by becoming one of the first environmentally friendly facilities in the Napa area.

Using the latest virtual 3D Building Information Modeling (BIM) to coordinate the new Smart OR’s, Patient Rooms and Laboratories, is part of the innovative project delivery system employed at the Queen, to minimize paper and maximize communication with the Project Team.   VICO online project management software augments the 3rd dimensional building model, to produce the 4th and 5th dimensions of schedule and cost, for project coordination in real time. 

More information about Wright Contracting, Inc. can be found at www.wrightcontracting.com 

More information about Queen of the Valley Medical Center can be found at www.thequeen.org

More information about CO Architects can be found at www.coarchitects.com