By HCO Staff
WILDOMAR, Calif.—DPR Construction recently marked the topping out of the Southwest Healthcare Inland Valley Hospital expansion project in Wildomar.
The new seven-story, 290,000-square-foot patient tower will accommodate 102 beds to support Riverside County’s growing population. The campus will be equipped with leading-edge clinical technologies for minimally invasive procedures and advanced therapies, and sustainable infrastructure including energy-efficient LED fixtures and solar panels.
“Achieving topping out of the new tower brings us closer to realizing our goal of delivering leading-edge care to more patients,” said Southwest Healthcare CEO Jared Giles. “It’s inspiring to think about how this structure is going to impact local families for years to come. This will be a place of miracles and healing for the community.”
As the only designated Trauma Center in Southwest Riverside County, the existing healthcare campus has remained fully operational throughout construction. The project team relocated every major utility that sat in the footprint of the new tower.
“As a resident of Inland Valley, I am honored to be celebrating this major milestone with our skilled trade workers,” said superintendent Bob Gorham. “We’ve worked closely with the Southwest Healthcare team to minimize disruption and maintain the patient experience.”
More than 600 local workers from a variety of trades have worked 173,200 hours to bring the project to this point.
HOK is the design architect. Major trade partners working on the project include SPW Concrete & Drywall, Schuff Steel, DBC, UMEC, Murray Co., Berg Electric, BAPCO, McIntyre, Neville Group and Woodbridge.