VIC BRADEN, V.P. Chief Operating Officer

After having served the U.S. Navy as a Chief Engineer during the Vietnam War and then having spent 12 years serving major medical centers in Southern California as director of facilities and construction, Vic Braden founded Cornerstone over 30 years ago to provide design and construction management services to health care and commercial enterprises.

Vic has directed project managers, interfaced with architects, engineers, O.S.H.P.D. and authorities having jurisdiction.
He has consulted for facilities management and plant operations projects, Joint Commission Accreditation and Fire & Life Safety Corrections.
His duties have included managing annual facility operating budgets; management of plant operations; preventive maintenance; corrective maintenance; biomedical and capital construction improvement projects; and remodel and all repair divisions.

He has served as Owners Representative for the construction of two major towers and expansions at:
Centinela Hospital Medical Center – 404 beds – 800,000+ square feet
The Sisters of Little Company of Mary Hospital – 290 beds – 500,000+ square feet

Other significant projects that he has led include:
Old South Bay Hospital – addition of a 50-seat chapel
Centinela Hospital – additional Emergency Power Plant
2500 H.P. boilers and 1.2 million ton A/C chiller with three 750 KW emergency generators

The Sisters of Little Company of Mary – Four patient rooms at a time over 18 months
Complete remodel and refurbishment of 150 bed skilled nursing facility including all mechanical and all electrical

Irvine Regional Medical Center (owned by Hoag) – Open heart surgery – Surgical Cath Lab
Unique challenge was that the lab was situated on the 2nd floor inside of a surgery suite (had to approach the project from the outside of the building’s 2nd floor via bridges over scaffolding)

Successfully completed six Joint Commission Hospital Surveys resulting in a maximum accreditation for all facilities.