Dignity Health Breaks Ground on US$215 million Campus Expansion, Patient Care Tower in Los Angeles

Introduction:

Dignity Health California Hospital Medical Center has broken ground on a US$215 million campus expansion and modernization project in downtown Los Angeles.

Features:

The centerpiece of the project is a 150, 000-square-foot patient care tower that will add space, privacy and advanced medical technology.

It will also increase capacity and accessibility for emergency, trauma and maternity services.

The project will be completed in 2020 with occupancy in 2021.

The expansion will help medical residents, nursing students and students from other disciplines.

There will be larger, private, state-of-the-art emergency and trauma bays in the first floor of the new tower. This will result in a 51 percent increase in the number of patient care areas. Its emergency department sees more than 81, 000 visits annually in a space equipped to accommodate 55, 000 visits.

The medical center will be provided with dedicated space for trauma care with six large bays accommodating the most advanced equipment along with an imaging suite equipped with a CT scanner and other radiology equipment.

In addition to, antepartum and postpartum services, the new tower will be included with enhanced neonatal intensive care unit with private rooms and labor, delivery suites including midwifery services.

These new maternity facilities will bring new technologies, nursing efficiencies and family-bonding opportunities to families.

The new medical center will be included with private rooms, that are capable for multiple births, a water-birthing suite, private postpartum rooms permitting family to stay with moms and babies overnight.

It will be included with private triage rooms where moms-to-be can be evaluated and cared for, and separate antepartum rooms providing comfort for patients who need close monitoring prior to delivery.

Specifications:

Name Dignity Health California Hospital Medical Center
Type Expansion
Budget US$215 million
Parites Involved Dignity Health California Hospital Medical Center
Schedule Scheduled to be operational in 2021