CHA Hollywood Presbyterian Medical Center to Begin Phase 1 of $200M Expansion

LOS ANGELES, Calif. – CHA Hollywood Presbyterian Medical Center, a cornerstone to the community’s health for nearly 100 years, will begin the first phase of a $200-million master plan designed to expand and modernize its facility in order to better serve the Hollywood, California community and surrounding areas.

The multi-year plan was unveiled to medical staff and administrative leadership by Kwang Yul Cha, M.D., the founder of CHA Health Systems, which purchased the hospital in 2004. Dr. Cha said that the project will “usher in a new era of healthcare in the community” while also fulfilling the state’s seismic safety mandate that all hospitals must meet by 2020.

The initial project will be anchored by a new emergency department, as the hospital has chosen to construct an entirely new ED rather than retrofit the existing structure. 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 square feet from its current 11,000. The department is being expressly designed to provide an enhanced patient experience from the moment a patient walks through the door. Open around the clock, the hospital’s ED is staffed by a specially trained, multi-lingual team of physicians, nurses and ancillary staff to make it a unique, culturally sensitive resource for the community.

Also included in Phase 1 of the master plan will be a new 650-spot parking structure for patients, employees and visitors and an overall internal and external beautification of the hospital campus. In addition, the hospital will rebuild and relocate its kitchen and dietary department, which serves patients, visitors and employees.

Dr. Cha anticipates breaking ground on the new parking structure in November and completing the project by November 2017. Immediately upon its completion, work will begin on the new ED with an anticipated completion date of fall 2019.

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Posted April 20, 2016

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