Temecula is a city of approximately 97,935 residents located north of San Diego and south of Los Angeles within the County of Riverside. Universal Health Services, Inc.—one of the largest and most experienced hospital management companies in the nation—built a new medical facility to serve the Temecula Valley Region. It includes a hospital, medical office building, fitness center and cancer center. The Temecula hospital emphasizes UHS’s goal to bring quality healthcare to the expanding communities in the region. The resulting medical complex brings much needed medical, surgical, and emergency services to Temecula.
The ground-up, 35-acre greenfield hospital has 140 beds, which supports a modest population growth through 2026 based on typical use statistics. It also has all-private rooms, a 20-bed intensive care unit and six high-tech surgical suites. The campus has a total of 320 beds, as originally approved by the city of Temecula.
The hospital is comprised of a five-story bed tower rising from a single-story ancillary building with a total area of approximately 177,508-sq.-ft. of institutional (“I”) occupancy space. The facility incorporates the latest in advanced healthcare options like the Consolidated Treatment Unit—a uniquely designed emergency department that allows flexibility and versatility in treatment options, allowing expansion according to need while servicing both inpatients and outpatients. As with the recent expansions, this care technology involves less moving around for the patient allowing them to remain in one place while services are provided to them rather than getting wheeled around to this department, then that department, then back to their room.
DPR Construction used integrated project delivery (IPD) and lean construction principles on this joint venture project. Completed ahead of schedule in July 2013, at an estimated 40 percent lower “per bed” cost than the average new Southern California hospital facility, the project was a study in productivity, efficiency, innovation and teamwork. An eight-member IPD team shared both risk and reward for the facility’s successful delivery. Read more about the project in the extended case study.