Dignity Health – Memorial Hospital

Client: Dignity Health – Memorial Hospital

Location: Bakersfield , California

Introduction: Dignity Health – Memorial Hospital faced a significant challenge with an aging and deteriorating roof that was in dire need of replacement. The hospital administration sought the services of Medrano Roofing, a reputable roofing contractor known for their expertise in commercial roofing solutions. The project aimed to reroof the hospital’s old roof and apply a new single-ply roofing system to ensure enhanced durability, energy efficiency, and long-term protection.

Project Scope: The scope of the project involved the complete removal of the existing roof and the installation of a new, high-performance single-ply roofing system. The hospital’s operations needed to continue uninterrupted, making project planning, safety measures, and timely execution critical aspects.


  1. Operational Continuity: The hospital’s daily operations could not be disrupted during the roofing project. Patient care, staff movement, and medical equipment access had to be maintained at all times.
  2. Safety: Ensuring the safety of patients, staff, and contractors was paramount. Special safety measures needed to be implemented to prevent accidents and minimize noise and dust disturbances.
  3. Weather Constraints: Adverse weather conditions could affect the project’s timeline. Proper weather monitoring and contingency plans were necessary to address potential delays.

Solution: Medrano Roofing devised a comprehensive plan to address the challenges and provide a successful roofing solution for Dignity Health – Memorial Hospital.

  1. Phased Execution: The roofing project was divided into phases, allowing specific areas to be worked on while keeping adjacent sections operational. This minimized disruptions and allowed for seamless hospital functioning.
  2. Safety Protocols: Medrano Roofing established strict safety protocols, including designated work zones, clear signage, protective barriers, and regular safety briefings for all personnel. This ensured the safety of everyone on-site.
  3. Weather Monitoring: The project team closely monitored weather forecasts and adjusted the schedule accordingly. Flexible planning helped mitigate potential delays caused by adverse weather conditions.


  1. Old Roof Removal: The existing roof was systematically removed in phases, ensuring that only small sections were exposed at any given time. This minimized the risk of water intrusion during the construction process.
  2. Single-Ply Roof Installation: Medrano Roofing installed a new single-ply roofing system using high-quality materials known for their durability and energy-efficient properties. The installation adhered to manufacturer specifications and industry best practices.
  3. Quality Control: Regular inspections were conducted throughout the project to ensure the quality of workmanship, materials, and safety compliance. Any issues were promptly addressed to maintain the project’s integrity.

Results: The collaboration between Dignity Health – Memorial Hospital and Medrano Roofing resulted in a successful roofing project that yielded numerous benefits:

  1. Enhanced Protection: The new single-ply roofing system provides superior protection against leaks, UV radiation, and other environmental factors, extending the hospital’s roof life.
  2. Energy Efficiency: The reflective properties of the single-ply roofing material contribute to improved energy efficiency, reducing the hospital’s cooling costs.
  3. Operational Continuity: By employing phased execution, the hospital continued its operations with minimal disruptions throughout the project.
  4. Safety: Stringent safety protocols ensured the well-being of everyone involved in the project and those within the hospital.
  5. Long-Term Savings: The high-quality roofing system’s durability reduces maintenance and repair costs over the long term.

Conclusion: The successful reroofing and application of a new single-ply roofing system at Dignity Health – Memorial Hospital by Medrano Roofing showcases the importance of meticulous planning, safety measures, and expertise in complex commercial roofing projects. The project’s positive outcomes contribute to the hospital’s continued functionality, energy efficiency, and overall operational success.