A few major new hospital construction projects are developing in Irvine, one of America’s healthiest cities. Here are details about these stunning construction projects.
New UC Irvine Medical Center
UC Irvine, which spends hundreds of millions of dollars each year on medical research, has invested in building a $1 billion medical center on its campus. The facility is called UCI Medical Center, which will accommodate 144 beds devoted to acute cancer care. It will also house centers for ambulatory care and cancer research. Wellness programs, clinical trials, and emergency services will also be present on campus.
The 800,000 square-foot facility is expected to be completed by 2025 but will begin treating its first patients in 2022. It will contribute to sustainability on both environmental and economic levels, as it will have built-in efficiencies from the start. This ambitious project has created 2,500 healthcare and construction jobs.
Another example of how the new medical facility contributes to a sustainable workplace is its use of outdoor space and campus-generated green energy. The outdoor environment provides healing gardens and trails to appreciate nature.
Financial Support Grows for City of Hope
City of Hope is a nonprofit cancer research and treatment facility in Irvine that has recently received a generous gift from real estate giant Lennar to support its development. The donation of $50 million will cover costs of transformation toward the organization’s goals for a $1 billion expansion project. The cancer center is expected to open in 2022.
Covering 190,000 square feet in Irvine’s Great Park Neighborhoods, the center will be called The Lennar Foundation Cancer Center at City of Hope. An essential focus of the facility will be on extreme cancer cases and advanced cancer treatment.
Another addition to City of Hope will be the 2025 arrival of an inpatient specialty hospital devoted to cancer treatment. This new facility is significant because, in the past, about 1 in 5 cancer patients at City of Hope have had to seek advanced cancer treatment outside of Orange County.
CEO Robert Stone at City of Hope has stated to the press that Lennar’s donation can be used to speed up clinical trials and prevention programs in Irvine. Some of the Lennar funds will be used for translational research for City of Hope and the University of Miami’s Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center. The money may also be used for future construction on campus. The center aims to accommodate families and individuals who need advanced cancer care.
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