The Queen's New Herman Family Pavilion
The Herman Family Pavilion is a three-story, 72,000 square-foot state-of-the-art
facility. It is among the first hospitals in California to be Gold LEED
certified with an environmentally conscious design that satisfies the
U.S. Green Building Council's Leadership in Energy and Environment
Design (LEED) requirements for "green" health care facilities.
The facility also incorporates evidence-based design, which is the process
of basing decisions about the building environment on credible research
to achieve the best possible outcomes for patients and operating efficiency
The Herman Family Pavilion is home to the region's first "hybrid"
operating room – an OR suite that combines the most advanced imaging
capabilities with robotics and traditional surgery. The technology aids
physicians during the most difficult of surgeries, including complex closed
and open heart procedures. The pavilion also houses:
Six operating suites known as "smart ORs" outfitted with flat screen monitors and
an in-room camera system for remote communication between physicians and
their colleagues. The rooms are made with robust steel framing designed
to remain in operation in the event of an earthquake and to minimize the
issue of vibration during sensitive operating procedures.
20 private intensive care rooms using evidence-based design that considers the patient and employees.
The rooms are large, filled with ambient light and designed to encourage
family-assisted patient care, incorporating sleeper sofas and desks with
A clinical and pathology laboratory equipped with the latest technology and a camera system linking directly
to operating rooms providing real-time communication capability between
surgeons and pathologists.