Construction Begins for New Cedars-Sinai Marina del Rey Hospital
Main Entrance Moved to North Side of Hospital to Allow Space for Construction Activity
Cedars-Sinai has selected the contractor to build the new Cedars-Sinai Marina del Rey Hospital, and construction of the technologically advanced community hospital is scheduled to begin in October.
"After years of community outreach efforts—gaining support from key community leaders, organizations and the city of Los Angeles—we're excited to begin building a new hospital that will allow those who live and work in the Marina del Rey area to receive the highest-quality healthcare without having to leave their neighborhoods," said Joanne Laguna-Kennedy, MSN, RN, vice president and chief operating officer of Cedars-Sinai Marina del Rey Hospital.
The new nine-story building will augment and expand the hospital’s historical strength in surgery and emergency services, which have been critical to the community during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. The contractor, Rudolph and Sletten Inc., will build the new facility along Lincoln Boulevard, allowing the existing hospital to remain fully operational during construction. Once the new building is completed, the old building will be demolished.
To make space for construction activity, a new lobby and main entrance will open on the north side of the hospital on Oct. 4. Patients and visitors will be able to access the new North Lobby Entrance by entering the hospital campus from Mindanao Way and parking in the North Lot. The South Lobby Entrance will close later this year.
The replacement hospital, which is slated to be completed in 2026, will feature many new or enhanced services and programs. These include additional private patient rooms, state-of-the-art operating rooms, cardiac catheterization and gastroenterology labs, and interventional procedure suites to handle complex cases, such as treatments for strokes and other image-guided interventions. The new Emergency Department will feature expanded diagnostic and treatment facilities.
By the Numbers
- Total number of private patient rooms will increase from 68 to 160
- Number of operating rooms will increase from 6 to 10
- Number of procedure rooms (Cath Lab/Interventional Radiology/GI Endoscopy) will increase from 1 to 4
The new hospital will feature sustainable design, including outdoor space for patients, visitors and staff. The building will provide an ideal level of daylight while minimizing solar heat gain and glare, reducing greenhouse gas emissions and energy use. The landscaping will include native plants to help minimize water needed for irrigation.
"Building this replacement hospital and creating a new campus from scratch is a dream come true for an architect," said Zeke Triana, AIA, vice president of Facilities Planning, Design and Construction at Cedars-Sinai. "By the time we're done, the community will have the beautiful, world-class hospital that it deserves."
Read more about patient care in Marina del Rey in Cedars-Sinai Magazine: By Herself, But Not Alone