Construction begins of new Cedars-Sinai Marina del Rey Hospital in Los Angeles

WCN Editorial Team 29 Sep 2021 NORTH AMERICA BUILDINGS

Cedars-Sinai has chosen as the contractor to construct the new Cedars-Sinai Marina del Rey Hospital in Los Angeles, California.

Construction of the community hospital is slated to commence in October this year.

Cedars-Sinai Marina del Rey Hospital chief operating officer and vice president Joanne Laguna-Kennedy said: "After years of community outreach efforts—gaining support from key community leaders, organisations and the city of Los Angeles—we're excited to begin building a new hospital that will allow those who live and work in the Marina del Rey area to receive the highest-quality healthcare without having to leave their neighbourhoods."

The new nine-story building will expand the hospital’s strength in surgery and emergency services.

The contractor, Rudolph and Sletten, will construct the new facility along Lincoln Boulevard, enabling the current hospital to remain completely operational during construction.

Once the new building is completed, the old building will be demolished.

The replacement hospital is scheduled to complete in 2026.

It will feature many new or enhanced services and programmes including additional private patient rooms, operating rooms, cardiac catheterisation and gastroenterology labs, and interventional procedure suites to handle complex cases.

Furthermore, the new Emergency Department will feature expanded diagnostic and treatment facilities.

The new hospital will have sustainable design, including outdoor space for patients, visitors and staff.

It will provide an ideal level of daylight while reducing solar heat gain and glare, greenhouse gas emissions and energy use.

The landscaping will feature native plants to help reduce water required for irrigation.

Cedars-Sinai vice president of Facilities Planning, Design and Construction Zeke Trian said: "Building this replacement hospital and creating a new campus from scratch is a dream come true for an architect.

"By the time we're done, the community will have the beautiful, world-class hospital that it deserves."



Image: The replacement hospital is scheduled to complete in 2026. Credit: Rendering courtesy of HDR/Cedars-Sinai.


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