On Feb. 4, CHA Hollywood Presbyterian Medical Center held a topping out and beam signing ceremony to celebrate a significant milestone, the structural completion of the new patient tower.
Topping out is a construction tradition used to commemorate the installation of the final piece of steelwork on large construction projects. More than 500 people – hospital leaders, employees, staff, physicians and construction team members – cheered as the final steel beam and a tree was placed atop the steel structure that will become the hospital’s new inpatient tower.
“We have made and continue to make remarkable leaps to deliver state-of-the-art care and innovative programs at CHA HPMC,” said Robert Allen, president and CEO of CHA HPMC. “The new patient tower will be an additional element [marking the] the onset of infusing our corporate CHA Health Systems’ rich resources in research and innovations to create a plethora of care programs and services, using cutting-edge therapies in partnership with nationally and world-renowned physicians.”
The hospital first broke ground on the new five-story patient tower – part of a three-phase, $400 million upgrade – in May 2018. Equipped with the latest technology, the new patient tower will house an expanded emergency department, NICU with specialists from Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, state-of-the-art labor and delivery rooms, and more private patient rooms. It is slated for completion in 2021.
CHA Hollywood Presbyterian Medical Center is located at 1300 N. Vermont Ave. For information, visit hollywoodpresbyterian.com.
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