Construction Updates

Current and Completed Construction Projects

The hospital, a 369 bed acute care facility, was acquired by Prime Healthcare Services in 2007 when the hospital was in severe financial distress and threatened with bankruptcy. Since this acquisition, Prime Healthcare has infused over $33 million in infrastructure improvements to Centinela Hospital including information systems, equipment upgrades and facility upgrades. These have had a dramatic impact on the level of care provided to the community. The hospital was recently named a 2015 100 Top Hospital award winner by the prestigious Thomson Reuters organization. Thomson Reuters has also recognized Prime Healthcare Services as one of the 15 Top Health Systems in the nation based on quality of care, efficiency and patient satisfaction. This is the second time in four years that Prime Healthcare has earned this national distinction.

Now, in compliance with SB1953, the hospital is embarking on a seismic retrofit project and the renovation of patient care and public areas. Linda Bradley, CEO of Centinela Hospital states, "We are looking forward to the campus improvements which in addition to the seismic upgrade, will include; a new emergency power plant and electrical upgrades; an expanded and remodeled Emergency Department; a new Clinical Laboratory and remodeled Physical Therapy area; a new 8th floor nursery and a new physician dining room.

Great care and planning has been taken to ensure that patient care issues remain a top priority during construction. Additional information on construction projects will be communicated to all patients, visitors and employees as it becomes available.

Expanded Emergency Department

Construction on Centinela Hospital’s expanded Emergency Department began early 2014. The project will increase the number of ER beds to 52. In addition, a new

enlarged patient waiting area and a patient friendly admitting department are in the plan. Centinela Hospital’s current ER sees over 60,000 patients a year, ranking us as one of the top 10 busiest privately run ER’s in Los Angeles County. The over 10,000 square feet of additional space will allow our doctors and staff to treat ER patients more efficiently and in a more soothing environment.

Centinela Hospital Healing Garden

Healing gardens have been recognized as a place of recovery and recuperation. The tranquility and serenity that a healing garden provides is valuable to patients, visitors and staff. The benefits include: accelerating recovery, evoking positive feelings, reducing stressful thoughts and providing a welcoming place to relax in a natural environment.