Aug. 31, 2011
The City of Hope Outpatient Surgery Center, a 20,000-square-foot facility on the City of Hope's medical campus in Duarte, Calif. that significantly increases the hospital's outpatient surgical capabilities, has been honored with a Community Impact Award from the Los Angeles Business Council as part of its 2011 Los Angeles Architectural Awards. Presented at the end of June, the awards recognize the project teams behind Los Angeles' best architecture. The owner of the Surgery Center is City of Hope. Layton Construction Co., Inc. was the contractor for the project, which was designed by Boulder Associates Architects.
The facility is the first outpatient surgery center on City of Hope's medical campus. The project doubles the number of outpatient surgery rooms available from four to eight and also includes four procedure rooms and several recovery beds. The center's design lends to increased surgical and procedural efficiencies. City of Hope surgeons currently perform 25-50 outpatient cases a week; the new center allows for the same number of cases to be performed in a single day.
Layton completed the challenging project, expanding and renovating the surgical center within a facility that was still fully functional. The Outpatient Surgery Center is located on the third floor of the Michael Amini Transfusion Medicine Center; the first two floors house a blood bank, blood donor center and aphaeresis center. Careful coordination was critical in order to minimize disruptions. The project is a LEED® Silver certification candidate, helping to reinforce City of Hope's mission to be environmentally friendly and staying on track with the Amini Center, which set new building standards on City of Hope's campus. It was awarded a LEED Silver certification for its water and energy efficiency, among other sustainable factors.
"It's a pleasure to work for an owner who not only cares for medically ill patients but also works very hard to be a community leader by redeveloping and changing their urban campus in such a positive way," Steve Brecker, executive vice president of Layton's Healthcare Construction Group, said.
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