California Hospital Medical Center begins $215M expansion

Los Angeles-based California Hospital Medical Center has broken ground on a 150,000-square-foot, four-story patient tower, according to Los Angeles Downtown News.

The tower will house a neonatal intensive care unit, labor and postpartum departments and an expanded trauma center. The tower is part of a $215 million expansion that includes parking and renovations to meet state earthquake-resistance standards.

The trauma center will increase the number of beds by 51 percent. The building is expected to open next year.

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