Petra was founded as a multi-disciplined team of professionals formed within St. Joseph Health in the late 1990s to respond to the California Senate Bill 1953 seismic compliance regulations. Requiring a holistic and culturally mindful approach to effectively manage the overwhelming facility capital implications driven by the State mandate, the Petra team has evolved over the last decade to provide end-to-end facility concept, planning, development, and project management services.

Our services include primary design and construction management capabilities, as well as supplemental services, for pre-design and facility master planning, interior design and space planning, medical equipment planning, IT services, energy and engineering management, project estimating, strategic capital planning and cost management.

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The sisters of Saint Joseph Health

In 2012, Petra joined the newly-formed Innovation Institute, becoming an independent, for-profit business in service to the wider healthcare community.

We’ve walked in your shoes

In addition to our deep design and construction expertise, the key differentiator the Petra team brings to clients is the genuine understanding of the complexity and challenges associated with managing a healthcare organization.

After delivering design and construction projects for over 20 years from within a 14-hospital health system, we understand the need for solutions which are both cost effective and future-focused. Our work is dedicated to positioning organizations for long-term sustainability, mitigating their risk within the unpredictable waters of the current healthcare environment. To enhance your experience working with our team, we have unique experience and expertise in the following:

  • In-house Design & Construction Management Team
  • Extensive OSHPD Experience
  • Risk Management
  • Space Planning and Programming
  • IT Infrastructure Planning
  • Medical Equipment Planning
  • Interior Environment Planning