The steel framework of the upcoming Cedars-Sinai Marina Del Rey Hospital is beginning to take form. The project will eventually comprise a nine-story structure on a site that previously consisted of a surface parking lot and a medical office building. The new construction, facing Lincoln Boulevard, is being erected adjacent to the existing hospital from the 1970s, which will continue operations until the new facility opens.
Designed by HDR, Inc., the building is set to reach a maximum height of around 190 feet. As outlined in a presentation to the Los Angeles City Planning Commission in 2020, the replacement hospital is anticipated to initially offer a maximum of 96 patient beds, with the potential for expansion to 160 beds in the future.
The new hospital is set to feature operating rooms, cardiac catheterization and gastroenterology labs, interventional procedure suites, and an expanded emergency department. The project's completion is projected for 2028, according to contractor Rudolph and Sletten, Inc.'s website.
The reconstruction of the Marina Del Rey Hospital is in compliance with a state law mandating the retrofit or replacement of acute care facilities by 2030. Cedars-Sinai joins other health systems like Kaiser Permanente, Dignity Health, and several more in upgrading or redeveloping their Los Angeles area facilities ahead of the deadline. Cedars-Sinai and Providence St. Joseph Health have recently finished a $624-million expansion of a hospital campus in Tarzana, and Cedars has received approvals for the expansion and upgrade of its main campus in Beverly Grove.
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