DPR-Turner Construction Company Joint Venture Breaks Ground Today on UHS Temecula Valley Hospital

Anaheim, California, June 20, 2011

$150 Million State-of-the-art Healthcare Facilities to be Built Using Lean Construction Methods

The DPR-Turner Construction Company joint venture is pleased to announce that it will break ground today on a 140-bed, five-story acute care Universal Health Services, Inc. (UHS) hospital in Temecula, California.  The groundbreaking ceremony will be held at the construction site at 31700 Temecula Parkway today at 2:30 pm.  Featured speakers will include Marc D. Miller, President of Universal Health Services, Inc. and Temecula city officials.  Designed by HMC Architects, the 178,000 square foot project on a 37-acre site will serve residents of South Riverside County.

The DPR-Turner Construction Company joint venture team is providing contracting services for the new UHS Temecula Valley Hospital.  The healthcare facility will feature all private rooms, a 20-bed intensive care unit (ICU), six high tech surgical suites, digital imaging, an advanced electronic clinical information system, and a Consolidated Treatment Unit.  This unique emergency department will be flexible and versatile, allowing expansion according to need, and a space for inpatients and outpatients to prepare for procedures.  The project is anticipated to be complete in the summer of 2013.

UHS President Marc D. Miller says, “The new Temecula Valley Hospital is an important milestone in our goal to provide the finest quality healthcare to South Riverside County, so to reach this point is exciting for everyone involved.”

The UHS Temecula Valley Hospital will be built using lean construction techniques.  This method allows the owner, architect, and contractor to participate in the design and decision-making process, focusing on the present and future healthcare needs of the South Riverside County community.  This collaboration will result in an accelerated construction timeline and reduced costs.  Certain project components will be prefabricated offsite to minimize labor and installation time, and there will be a multi-trade sharing of tasks such as hoisting, cleaning, material handling and layout.  DPR and Turner Construction Company are leaders in using this emerging lean construction method.

“With every project, especially one as significant as UHS Temecula Valley Hospital, comes the opportunity to build smarter and deliver a higher quality product,” said Dave Seastrom, Regional Manager for DPR Construction in Southern California. “Lean production management revolutionized manufacturing around the world. Now, we are applying lean methodologies to construction to maximize value and reduce waste, improving total project performance and changing the way facilities are designed and built.”

Vice President and General Manager for Turner’s Southern California office, Kevin Dow, states, “The UHS Temecula Valley Hospital will serve as an excellent example of how a collaborative effort and lean construction techniques can result in a first-rate product, delivered quicker and more economically.  We’re pleased to use these lean construction methods to serve the residents of Temecula and Riverside County.”

UHS Temecula Valley Hospital brings together two strong construction companies, DPR Construction and Turner Construction Company.  Each company brings a unique set of strengths and resources to the partnership.  The collaboration will allow for the best construction technology and strongest team to be assembled for the project.

Universal Health Services, Inc. is one of the nation’s largest hospital companies.  Through its subsidiaries, the company operates acute care hospitals, behavioral health facilities, and ambulatory centers throughout the United States, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

DPR Construction, currently ranked #22 on FORTUNE’s “100 Best Companies to Work For” list, is a forward-thinking national general contractor and construction manager specializing in technically complex and sustainable projects for the advanced technology, life sciences, healthcare, higher education and corporate office markets.  Founded in 1990, DPR is a privately held, employee-owned company that has grown to a multi-billion-dollar organization with 17 offices around the country, making it one of the largest general contractors in the nation and a great story of entrepreneurial success.  For more information about DPR, visit http://www.dpr.com.

Turner Construction Company is the leading general builder in the U.S., ranking first or second in all major segments of the building construction field.  Engineering News-Record currently ranks the company as the nation’s largest builder of green, education, healthcare, sports and correctional facilities.  Turner’s Southern California office operates as a local company with the strength and resources of the nation's leading general contractor and construction manager behind it.  Turner Construction Company opened its full-service Southern California office in 1964 with highly qualified and experienced local staff.  For more information, visit http://www.turnerconstruction.com/southerncalifornia.