Expansion of the UC Davis Health Sacramento campus to meet regional health care needs for the next 50 years is underway. The California Tower, located between the medical center and the cancer center, will add nearly 1 million square feet of surgical and acute care space containing about 400 more inpatient beds — about 62% more than the existing 646-bed capacity.

An acute oncology care unit will encompass two floors of the state-of-the-art California Tower. A key highlight will be single-patient rooms designed to enhance recovery and healing, rather than the traditional two-bed design.

A specialized suite of rooms will be dedicated to bone marrow transplant patients designed with positive pressure technology that protects patients by preventing circulation of viruses and bacteria. A satellite oncology pharmacy will make discharge easier for patients, and many areas will be inviting for patients and their loved ones, with walkways to stroll and sitting areas featuring inspirational art.