Since its groundbreaking ceremony in June 2011, significant progress has been made toward the 2013 completion of this 140-bed, five-story acute care hospital. Designed to increase the current ratio of beds per 1,000 residents from 1.2 to 2, the new facility is under construction at 31700 Temecula Parkway and will serve the south Riverside County community.
The final beam of the hospital’s structure was placed at a topping out ceremony this past March, making it the tallest building in Temecula. Other construction milestones reached include the pouring of all concrete decks and slab on grade. Tower fireproofing is also complete and parking lot lights are installed.
This summer’s ongoing construction activities include interior construction, overhead utilities, exterior framing, sheathing and roofing. By the end of the summer, the main entrance to the site will be complete.
The new hospital will have all private rooms and a 20-bed intensive care unit (ICU), as well as six high-tech surgical suites, digital imaging and an advanced electronic clinical information system. The design features a consolidated treatment unit, an innovative emergency department concept that allows expansion according to need.
The $150 million facility is being built by Universal Health Services, Inc. (UHS), one of the nation’s largest hospital management companies. Through its subsidiaries, UHS operates acute care hospitals, behavioral health facilities and ambulatory centers throughout the United States, and in Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands.
Hiring for the new hospital is under way with positions being filled for the executive leadership team. Other positions will be posted starting in Spring 2013 on the hospital’s website, temeculavalleyhospital.com.