Posts Tagged ‘healthcare’

  • February 5, 2020

    On March 25, XL Construction Healthcare Project Executive Jason Fox, WRNS Founding Partner John Ruffo, and Chief Administrative Services Officer Ken King  will present at the PDC Summit in San Antonio, Texas. They three speakers will be covering “Model Behavior: Building a Better Behavioral Health Experience.” The session will cover the following below.

    Behavioral health disorders are plaguing the country at an alarming rate. El Camino Hospital sought to address this growing need in their community with the construction of a new state-of-the-art 58,000 square foot, 36-bed Behavioral Health Services Center in Mountain View, CA. The goal was to provide a place people would want to visit, stay and make the effort to make a change. In this session, participants will hear from the owner, designer and contractor about how they were able to effectively execute this vision by focusing on the patient experience. Learn about research findings that led to game-changing design elements for the building. Also, hear how the team overcame challenges such as complicated regulatory requirements and working on an occupied campus. Discover how El Camino’s facility can serve as a model for effectively treating the behavioral health epidemic nationwide.

    Learning Outcomes

    Outcome Statement 1: Describe the unique design features of the El Camino Hospital Behavioral Health Center that aid healing and enhance the patient experience before, during and after treatment.

    Outcome Statement 2: Explain the owner’s motivations for delivering this project to the community and their strategy for making it operationally feasible

    Outcome Statement 3: Describe the essential collaboration process with the general contractor that enabled them to realize the complex design intent and minimize disruptions while working on an occupied campus

    Outcome Statement 4: State how the final product

    For more information about the “Model Behavior: Building a Better Behavioral Health Experience” presentation at the PDC Summit, please contact Jason Fox.

  • October 10, 2019

    On October 10th, Healthcare Project Executive Jason Fox and Lean Guru Andreas Phelps presented with Todd Henderson of Boulder Associates at the Kaiser Permanente 2019 Preferred Provider Symposium. Our presentation tackled the “Encouraging a Lean Culture” theme from both a design and construction perspectives. The presenters introduced Agile and Lean approaches, provided tools and how to use them, and shared examples and proofs of where this approach has worked in the past.


    1. Design is a different animal from construction, but the two are joined at the hip.
    2. Agile offers tools that are better for design and integration with builders.
    3. Understand how to:
      -Select the right mix of approaches
      -Utilize them in the best way
      -Optimize the potential of Target Value Delivery

    For more information on Lean and Agile Principles and how they can help achieve Target Value Delivery, please contact Jason Fox.

  • April 27, 2018

    Heart disease is still the number one killer of Americans. XL is committed to supporting American Heart Association in their research, education, and community outreach programs in the San Francisco Bay Area. The Hard Hats with Hearts event on April 12, 2018 raised more than $1.4 million!

    And we plan to stay involved; Alan Laurlund is serving as one of the Hard Hats Chairs for next year! We are looking forward to it! 

  • January 5, 2018

    The new Behavioral Health Center at El Camino Hospital is just part of their larger, multi-million dollar campus upgrade. Find out more about the expansion in the Los Altos Times Crier article.

  • December 9, 2015

    XL’s SVP Alan Laurlund, with a host of other experts in healthcare facilities, sat on a panel at the Biznow Future of Healthcare event in November to discuss how the focus on meeting patient needs is shaping the future of the industry.

    >> Read the full story from Biznow.


  • April 21, 2014

    El Camino Hospital has selected XL to build its new Behavioral Health Services Building, a two-story, 52,000+ s.f. facility at their Mountain View campus. With a goal of LEED Gold certification, the new Behavioral Health Services Building at El Camino Hospital promises to be a true space for comfort and healing.

    The facility will offer 36 beds and both inpatient and outpatient services. “We are excited to be able to provide expanded behavioral health services to our community through this state-of-the-art building. It will provide a therapeutic environment that promotes wellness and recovery, demonstrating dignity and respect for patients, and through LEED certification, it also demonstrates a commitment to sustainability,” says Michael Kay, Senior Director, Facilities Development and Real Estate at El Camino Hospital. “El Camino Hospital selected XL Construction because of the experience and capabilities their firm and key personnel bring to the project. We are looking forward to working with them as they provide not only general contracting services, but preconstruction, design-assist, and design-build services as well.”

    “We are thrilled to be a part of the El Camino/WRNS Studio team, bringing this much-needed facility online to serve the Silicon Valley community and beyond,” says Alan Laurlund, XL’s healthcare market segment leader.

    Working closely with architect WRNS Studio, XL will help move the project through design and into OSHPD this year, with a ground breaking planned for 2015. The facility is expected to be ready to receive patients in late 2017.