DOWNEY, Calif. — – Rancho Los Amigos National Rehabilitation Center is undergoing a $418-million state-of-the-art renovation, known as Rancho Rising 2020, which will significantly enhance the care offered by the Los Angeles County’s healthcare system. The needed upgrade secures Rancho Los Amigos’ future as a top-ranked rehabilitation hospital with technologically advanced facilities, expansion of clinical and research initiatives and increased accessibility for patients and the community.
The first phase of construction, scheduled for completion in 2016, will result in a new Wellness & Aquatic Therapy Center, including a new therapy pool, which will increase Rancho Los Amigos’ capacity to provide physical therapy. The second phase includes needed seismic safety and facility renovations, construction of a centralized entrance and refurbishment of the historic Harriman Building. The renovated structures will allow the Los Angeles County Department of Health Services facility to better meet safety, ADA and privacy requirements. Phase two will be completed by 2020.
The general contractor is McCarthy Building Company, and Taylor Design is the architect of record. SmithGroup JJR is the designer/planner. The hospital will remain open and fully functional during the five-year construction process, all of which will take place on the 48-acre northern portion of Rancho Los Amigos’ Downey location.