Medical Center unveils Phase I of $200m expansion plan

WCN Editorial Team 15 Apr 2016 NORTH AMERICA BUILDINGS

The CHA Hollywood Presbyterian Medical Center in Los Angeles, California has revealed details of the first phase of a $200m multi-year expansion plan.

Phase I will be anchored by a new emergency department (ED), as the hospital has decided to build a completely new ED rather than renovating the existing one.

The new ED will include an expansion from the current 20 beds to 26 and a more than doubling in size of the department's physical space to 26,000 sq ft, which is 11,000 sq ft at present.

Phase I will also include a new 650-spot parking structure for patients, employees and visitors and a comprehensive beautification of the hospital campus. The kitchen and dietary department, which serves patients, visitors and employees, will be relocated and rebuilt as well.

The ground-breaking ceremony is scheduled to take place in November 2016 and Phase I is expected to be completed by November 2017. Work on the new emergency department is slated to commence immediately with a projected completion date of autumn 2019.

CHA Hollywood Presbyterian Medical Center CEO Jerry Clute said: "The upgraded facilities will provide the environment and easy access to care that the community deserves while furnishing our medical staff and other clinicians with the tools they need to deliver top-notch medical care."

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