Expansion will impact Santa Clarita residents
The Los Angeles City Council has approved an expansion plan for Providence Holy Cross, located in Mission Hills.
The plan calls for a new 101 bed patient tower on the existing Holy Cross campus. The hospital has advocated for their expansion based on the fact that new hospital facility construction has been a rarity in the greater Los Angeles area.
While the expansion will service a large portion of the San Fernando Valley, it will also have a huge impact on Santa Clarita residents. Some estimate that up to 40% of patients at Holy Cross are from the Santa Clarita Valley.
“Los Angeles County is in the midst of a health care crisis, and we need to seriously consider the long-term ramifications of not replenishing the health care and medical services that have been lost,” Officials for Holy Cross said in a prepared statement.
The next step is for the Los Angeles City Council decision to go before Mayor Villaraigosa for final approval.
The expansion, when completed, will make Holy Cross the second largest hospital in the Valley. Aside from 101 new beds, the expansion will also bring a 12 bed neonatal Intensive Care Unit, surgery suites, a Woman’s Pavilion, a GI lab and an expanded ICU.
The new buildings will also be LEED certified; meaning they will meet nationally set benchmarks for environmentally-conscious design, construction and operation of high performance green buildings.
Only three hospitals in the nation are currently LEED certified.