July 7, 2014

Santa Clara medical center marks 50 years

Architectural drawing by Kaiser Engineers, new Santa Clara Medical Center, 1963

How Kaiser Permanente medical center in South San Francisco Bay Area looked then — and now.

Aerial view of the Santa Clara Medical Center under construction, circa 1963.
Aerial view of the Santa Clara Medical Center under construction, circa 1963.
Aerial view of Santa Clara MC with added MOB buildings, 1980-04
Aerial view of Santa Clara MC with added MOB buildings, 1980-04
Aerial view of Santa Clara Medical Center after medical office buildings added in 1984.
Aerial view of Santa Clara Medical Center after medical office buildings added in 1984.
Nurses' station on the floor of the then new Santa Clara Medical Center, circa 1964.
Nurses' station on the floor of the then new Santa Clara Medical Center, circa 1964.
Patient at new Santa Clara MC using bedside push-button console, circa 1964.
Patient at new Santa Clara MC using bedside push-button console, circa 1964.
Nurses tend to their tiny charges in the "baby-in-a-drawer" station in the new Santa Clara Medical Center.
Nurses tend to their tiny charges in the "baby-in-a-drawer" station in the new Santa Clara Medical Center.
Another view of the nurses' station in the Santa Clara Medical Center, 1964.
Another view of the nurses' station in the Santa Clara Medical Center, 1964.
Exterior view of the Santa Clara Medical Center, 2009.
Exterior view of the Santa Clara Medical Center, 2009.
Updated nursery in the 2007-built Kaiser Permanente Medical Center in Santa Clara.
Updated nursery in the 2007-built Kaiser Permanente Medical Center in Santa Clara.

Watch a 1985 film about Santa Clara Medical Center.