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Kentfield Rehabilitation Hospital, Vibra Healthcare
San Francisco, CA
Vibra Kentfield Rehab St. Mary's
California’s first hospital
within a hospital.
Creating a rehabilitation hospital contained on a single floor.
Bigger on the inside.
HED partnered with Vibra Healthcare to create California’s first “hospital within a hospital,” and the only Long Term Acute Care Hospital (LTACH) specializing in rehabilitation services in the greater San Francisco metropolis.

Vibra Kentfield Rehabilitation Hospital at St. Mary’s Medical Center was created by renovating the existing sixth floor of St. Mary’s main tower. The renovation created a new facility that includes a pharmacy, laboratory, X-ray, secondary nursing unit, and a staff lounge. The private patient rooms feature LED lighting, headwall and nurse call system, and electronic medical record and wall-mounted computers. Additionally, half of the patient rooms were adapted to accommodate dialysis treatment.

To direct patients, family members and visitors to the new “hospital within a hospital,” our team designed an intuitive wayfinding system that guides patients to the sixth floor. A receptionist in the newly renovated waiting room greets arrivals upon entry.

HED’s design of the Vibra Healthcare rehabilitation hospital creates a welcoming, accessible space conducive to healing, and advances the ways we think about space use in healthcare environments.
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HED partnered with Vibra Healthcare to create California’s first “hospital within a hospital.”
The renovation created a new, 40-bed facility that includes a pharmacy, laboratory, X-ray, secondary nursing unit, and a staff lounge.
A main distribution frame (MDF) server room, spaces for support and auxiliary services, and storage space round out the space.
HED’s design of the Vibra Healthcare rehabilitation hospital creates a welcoming, accessible space conducive to healing, and advances the ways we think about space use in healthcare environments
Project Data
Vibra Health Kentfield Rehabilitation Hospital 2013-PD348-000
Vibra Healthcare
San Francisco, California
PROJECT SCOPE
Renovation
HED ROLE
Design Architect
RSF/GSF
13,000
CONSTRUCTION COST
$3.7 Million
Project Team
  • Bruce Macpherson
    AIA, LEED AP
    Principal
    Sector Leader
  • Peter Schubin
    AIA
    Senior Associate
    Architecture + Design
Creating a rehabilitation hospital contained on a single floor.
Kentfield Rehabilitation Hospital, Vibra Healthcare
San Francisco, CA
PROJECT DATA
PROJECT TEAM
California’s first hospital
within a hospital.