California Health Care Facility
The new California Health Care Facility in Stockton is a 1.2 million-square-foot, 1,722-bed campus institution providing sub-acute (intermediate) level medical services and a full range of mental health services for a rapidly growing segment of the state’s prison population. Tougher sentencing requirements have resulted in an aging prison population with healthcare and mental health problems, which were not adequately addressed in the state’s existing prisons, particularly in overcrowded conditions. In the past, the only alternative has been to send inmates/patients out to local hospitals, which has been extremely expensive.
CGL provided master planning, functional and architectural programming services, site planning, Integrated Security Planning (ISP), and design criteria services for a fast-track, design-build project delivery method. CGL coordinated the operational and facilities planning program to develop a centralized prison health care facility that provided for “minimum constitutional access to care.” The new facility has made it possible to greatly improve health and mental health services at a significant reduction in annual operating costs.