By Roxanne Squires
LOS ANGELES – Construction and development firm SKANSKA announced it has been granted a $188.3 million contract from CHA Hollywood Presbyterian Medical Center (HPMC) to begin work on the new Acute Care Hospital Building at HPMC in Hollywood, Calif.
This is a part of CHA HPMC’s Campus upgrade aimed to better serve healthcare needs in their community while completing state seismic requirements. KMD architects broke ground on the latest phase of the $350 million project May 2018.
The complete project involves a 175,000-square-foot, five-story building and replacing the existing emergency department and kitchen, including medical/surgical patient unit, labor and delivery department, NICU, clinical lab, morgue and information technology services. The replacement runs at an estimated cost of $291 million, according to a press release.
In addition to this, demolition and upgrades will be made to existing structures to support the new tower including remodeling approximately 20,000-square-feet of the adjacent patient tower currently standing. Further work includes the revamp of the current courtyard and lobby, building a new ramp for the existing parking structure and repositioning of existing site utilities.
The new patient tower will include a doubled-in-size emergency department in comparison to the current emergency department – with 20 exam rooms along with a private exam room for women’s services, and over 26,000-square-feet of space.
The new department will also include a chest pain observation area and detox area. Furthermore, a new maternity and neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) with 13 labor/delivery/recovery rooms, three surgical suites and 19 NICU beds will allow it to become one of the largest birthing departments in Los Angeles.
Lastly, the tower will contain a new medical/surgical unit with private rooms and a floor consisting of seven operating rooms, 20 pre-operative and recovery beds, a cardiac catheterization laboratory, and an electrophysiology laboratory.
Construction is slated for completion in late 2020 and the emergency department intends to be available for 2020 occupancy.
$300 million of this project is being funded through a federal government loan and financial institutions.
Reports from KMD architects and Business Newswire contributed to this story.