Dignity Health California Unveils $215M Expansion Plans at DTLA Campus
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Dignity Health plans to construct a new patient care tower that will serve as the centerpiece of a $215-million campus expansion and modernization of its California Hospital Medical Center (CHMC) in DTLA. The new 150,000-square-foot, four-story tower will provide added space, privacy and advanced medical technology, while greatly enhancing the hospital’s capacity and accessibility for emergency, trauma and maternity services.
CHMC’s Margaret R. Peterson, Ph.D. says. “The new patient care tower is vitally important in helping us continue our mission and tradition of serving our unique patient populations and creating healthier communities.” She also notes the upgrades will help attract top-level talent, while strengthening its role as a major regional teaching hospital.
The first floor will house larger, state-of-the-art emergency and trauma departments, including a 60% increase in the number of beds. The new tower will house an enhanced neonatal intensive care unit, labor and delivery and postpartum services.
Groundbreaking on the new tower is anticipated in Q1 2019.
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