Henry Mayo set to break ground for new patient tower

Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital’s new $151 million patient tower is scheduled to open in 2019. Courtesy rendering.

Groundbreaking for the $151 million dollar patient tower project at Henry Mayo Hospital is set for 10 a.m. Oct. 19. The new facility is slated to open in 2019, pending state licensing.

The new patient tower will provide additional private rooms and surgery space as well as up to 142 additional patient beds and two new surgery suites in the Women’s Services Unit. In addition, the new space will allow expansion of dietary services and a new, larger cafeteria.

Bernards and HMC Architects are working together on the building and design of the six-story, 160,000-square-foot patient tower addition.

Other features will include:

  • A roof helipad: The permanent helipad on the rooftop is expected to greatly improve response time for trauma patients. The helipad will include a ramp to a dedicated elevator with direct access to the emergency department.

Levels 3-5: Three new medical/surgical units will provide:

  • 30 new medical/surgical beds each.
  • All private patient rooms, with private bathrooms and space for patients, family and staff.
  • Bathroom doors that are directly adjacent to the patient beds to help reduce falls and ensure patient safety.
  • Four nursing charting stations on each floor.
  • Generous windows with views in patient rooms – daylight in all corridors.

Level 2: A new 29-bed women’s services unit will provide:

  • 22 antepartum/postpartum beds.
  • Seven labor and delivery beds.
  • All private rooms with private bathrooms and space for mothers, newborns and family.
  • Non-clinical furnishings.
  • Baby sinks for washing and care of newborns.
  • Two dedicated cesarean section operating rooms.

Basement: cafeteria, materials management, laboratory:

  • New, expanded nutritional services and cafeteria.
  • Indoor and outdoor dining areas, physicians dining area.
  • An expanded serving area.
  • A central atrium dining garden that admits light to the indoor dining area, servery and corridor.
  • An indoor dining area with floor-to-ceiling windows offering views to the outdoor dining area.
  • A hotel-quality kitchen to provide improved nutritional services for a growing number of patients and staff.
  • An expanded laboratory to facilitate faster results for urgent diagnoses.
  • Expanded materials management to improve delivery time of medical supplies.

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