Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center – New Emergency Department & Urgent Care


Acute Care Hospitals


Burbank, CA






June 2022


Boulder Associates

Replacement Emergency Department & New Urgent Care Facility Additional Services - Transition Planning

This is a state-of-the-art facility supporting modern technology and future models of care providing right-sized and safe spaces for its patients and staff. To include:

  • 1 Isolation Room with dedicated Ante Room
  • 2 Trauma/Resuscitation Rooms
  • 8 Fast Track Stations
  • 37 Treatment Rooms for a total of 48 beds
  • 1 CT, 1 X-Ray, 1 Ultrasound

A separate urgent care center is planned at the corner of Buena Vista Street and the ED entry street, to accommodate the lower acuity patients in the ED as well as additional catchment in the community. The new Urgent Care center will be approximately 8,500 SF. 

Extensive make-ready work is required for this project, including the construction of an ADA compliant pathway, relocation of primary utility lines, and soil improvements due to geotechnical site conditions. Utilities are being installed under the existing tunnel.

First two concrete pours  (click hyperlink for video)

While outwardly, the work on Providence, Saint Joseph’s new ED and Urgent Care is definitely progressing, there is so much more going on behind the scenes. Currently, they are working on the exterior framing, clips, & door frames. Mechanical, electrical, and plumbing installation is ongoing as is the installation of DensGlass sheathing on the building exterior​ protecting against incidental moisture during and after construction. Medical gas pipeline installation also continues. Crews are installing the Waterproofing Barrier System inside roof parapet. ​In the generator yard, doors, hardware, and trim are in the process of installation. And, the excavation has been started for the Donor Wall which will honor the benefactors of this significant addition to the hospital.

The Stahl Companies will also be providing Transition Planning services for the ED. Groundwork is now in the works for that phase.

Geotech - Seismic Soils Improvement

The video below demonstrates the soils improvement process using CDSM (concrete deep soil mixing) and Vibro Stone Columns methods. The implementation of soils improvement will ultimately help mitigate site liquefaction and building settling.

Installation of 1,140 columns at a depth of 40′ will take place over a period of 3-months. CDSM columns are sized at a 6′ diameter and do not require clearance from the edge so are used for the perimeter of the ED and Urgent Care buildings due to their adjacency to the parking structure. The VCR columns are 2′ in diameter and are being installed in the inner part of the building footprint. They are the more common and economical method approved by OSHPD.