New medical center opens in Burlingame

May 15, 2011 5:58:53 PM PDT
The new Mills Peninsula Medical Center in Burlingame opened for the first time Sunday, 11 years and $618 million after the project began.

The 450,000 square foot hospital opened its doors, Sunday morning.

Patients from the old Mills hospital will slowly be transferred over to the new, more seismically safe building.

The new facility includes upgrades like wireless patient monitoring and private rooms with foldout couches for visiting family members. Most importantly, it is designed to remain fully operational even after a magnitude 8.5 earthquake on the nearby San Andreas Fault.