Calif. health sys­tem un­veils $1.2 bil­lion cap­i­tal plan

Modern Healthcare - - REGIONAL NEWS - —Bob Her­man

Loma Linda (Calif.) Univer­sity Health has launched a $1.2 bil­lion cap­i­tal plan, which by the year 2020 will rebuild two fa­cil­i­ties, and cre­ate a new re­search cen­ter and a new well­ness fa­cil­ity.

Vi­sion 2020 “is the fo­cus of Loma Linda Univer­sity Health’s strat­egy for the health of the com­mu­nity and the world, by build­ing on our foun­da­tions of ed­u­ca­tion, re­search, clin­i­cal care, whole­ness and ser­vice,” spokesman Her­bert Atienza wrote in an e-mail.

The largest projects in the plan will be a new 276-bed acute-care hospi­tal and a 100-bed tower for the or­ga­ni­za­tion’s chil­dren’s hospi­tal. The con­struc­tion will al­low the health sys­tem to meet Cal­i­for­nia’s man­dated seis­mic and safety stan­dards, Atienza said.

It also will build a new re­search fa­cil­ity called the Loma Linda Univer­sity Health Cen­ter for Dis­cov­ery. The new Whole­ness In­sti­tute will fo­cus on preven­tion and well­ness re­search to com­bat chronic dis­eases.

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