Next Up: New Lobby, Chapel and Gift Shop

Imagine an entrance hall with a vaulted ceiling, comfortable furniture and striking artwork, with a piano playing softly in the corner. Although this sounds like the description of the foyer in a five-star hotel, it’s actually the vision for Simi Valley Hospital’s new main lobby.

Work on the 10,000-square-foot lobby will commence on the north side of the hospital campus immediately after the new Patient Care Tower opens. Construction is expected to take approximately one year. During this time, hospital patients and visitors should continue to access the hospital through the Emergency Department’s main lobby—which also has been recently renovated.

The lobby’s design incorporates a new chapel—with doors that open into a community garden area—as well as a new, spacious Volunteer Guild gift shop.

We thank our community for your patience, encouragement and support for our mission as we continue to make upgrades throughout Simi Valley Hospital. Your commitment to partnership is a source of encouragement and motivation as we work toward meeting the health care needs of our growing community.

Join the hundreds of individuals and businesses who have demonstrated their support for Simi Valley Hospital’s campus construction and renovation! Learn how you can get involved.

Simi Valley Hospital officials have submitted final plans to the city of Simi Valley for approval to begin construction on a three-story, 44,724-square-foot medical office building. The project, to be attached to the Aspen Outpatient Center on Sycamore Drive, is a joint venture between the hospital and DASCO, the building’s developer and builder.

The new structure’s design plans have been working their way through the city’s approval process for the past few months. Many of the changes mandated by the city thus far have been cosmetic, ensuring that the new building meets city design standards.

The city approval process is anticipated to be completed this summer, with construction to commence soon afterward. Construction will take approximately one year.

Building for the Future

Simi Valley Hospital will use funds from the sale of the Aspen Outpatient Center building to DASCO to fund a cardiac catheterization lab, which will be located on the lower level of the new Patient Care Tower. The hospital will retain ownership of the land on which the Aspen Center stands.

The medical office building project is part of Simi Valley Hospital’s master plan to create a comprehensive health care delivery system for the region. Look for more updates on the new medical office building in future issues of Your Health.

Spring 2008