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Alta Bates Summit shows off new $350 million Merrit Pavilion acute-care tower
San Francisco Business Times

Chuck Prosper, Alta Bates Summit Medical Center’s CEO, is so proud of his new $350 million inpatient tower, which opened Sunday, that he straightened chairs and rearranged wastebaskets during a tour of the 250,000-square-foot facility like a housewife preparing for her mother in law’s first visit. And no wonder. The 11-story structure (not counting two floors under street level) at 350 Hawthorne Ave. in Oakland took a decade to pass through the planning stages and took nearly four years to build. The project broke ground in late October 2010.