New Loma Linda University Medical Center and Children’s Hospital Tower Renderings Finalized

LOMA LINDA, Calif. — Construction is in full swing at Loma Linda University Health as demolition and dirt moving make way for the transformational vision of the organization, including a new adult hospital and a new Children’s Hospital tower located in Loma Linda, California.

Oct15_MCDeNews_Projects_Loma LindaLoma Linda University Health has released the official renderings for the new Loma Linda University Medical Center and Children’s Hospital facilities, designed by NBBJ. The groundbreaking is expected to take place in spring of 2016. The general contractor for the project is McCarthy Building Company.

California passed new seismic requirements for hospitals that mandate a new adult hospital by the year 2020. According to Richard H. Hart, M.D., DrPH, president, Loma Linda University Health, “This has created a challenge that has been embraced as an opportunity to step forward in faith and an opportunity to build a new state-of-the-art hospital that best serves patients, medical staff and the students who train at Loma Linda University Health.

Slated for completion in December 2019, the new adult hospital and children’s hospital tower will meet the growing needs of the Inland Empire. While the total number of licensed beds will not be increasing, all of the rooms will be completely private, maximizing efficiency, utilization and quality of care.

The new adult hospital will have 288 licensed beds with a future capacity for 320; the expanded children’s hospital will have a total of 349 licensed beds, which includes existing compliant beds and will have a future capacity of 377.

The new adult tower will be approximately 267 feet tall and the second tallest building in the Inland Empire.

In early August, demolishing of old buildings on Prospect Avenue began, making way for the new hospital complex.

In addition to the hospitals, a new patient parking structure broke ground earlier this year, which will pave the way for the larger hospital project. Another parking structure will also break ground in late 2015 at the faculty medical offices on Anderson Street.

Photo courtesy of Loma Linda University Health.

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Posted October 12, 2015

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