Three months after the start of construction, the $624-million expansion of Providence Cedars-Sinai Tarzana Medical Center is beginning to climb just south of the US-101 Freeway.
Located on a 13-acre site bounded by Burbank Boulevard, Etiwanda Avenue, and Clark Street, the project will add approximately 190 private rooms and a 600-car garage to the hospital campus.
The centerpiece of the project, designed by Perkins and Will, is a six-story patient tower. Rising 120 feet in height, the building will be visible from the adjacent freeway and the surrounding neighborhood.
Plans also call for the addition of a landscaped garden near the center of the campus, connecting the new patient tower with the existing Women's Pavilion.
Completion of the expansion is expected in 2023.
The project is motivated by a state mandate to either retrofit or replace acute care medical facilities for earthquake safety reasons prior to the year 2030. Cedars-Sinai is planning a similar modernization of its Marina Del Rey Hospital in advance of that deadline.