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Boom in high-tech hospitals in Oakland
San Francisco Chronicle

Oakland is experiencing a high-tech hospital-bed boom.

Alta Bates Summit’s new medical center, a $350 million, 238-bed acute-care hospital, opens Sunday, just a month after Kaiser Permanente opened its flagship 349-bed hospital a few blocks away.

Called Merritt Pavilion, at 350 Hawthorne Ave., the new 250,000-square-foot center will house patients from the old Summit hospital, plus certain units from Alta Bates and Herrick hospitals in Berkeley, which are all part of the same Sutter Health medical system.