Ventura County Medical Center Hospital Wing Replacement

Overview 

As a fully-integrated, comprehensive healthcare facility providing hospital, clinic, and specialty services, Ventura County Medical Center serves the medical needs of the Ventura, California community. With the intent to enhance patient care and provide a state-of-the-art facility for healthcare professionals, the Ventura County Medical Center embarked on a new project to create a new hospital wing and renovate existing facilities.  

As part of the design-build team, Southland provided HVAC, plumbing, and medical gas systems for the new 242,000 square foot acute facility comprised of a four-story diagnostic and treatment building, 180-bed patient tower, and a 1,200-ton central utility plant. The existing steam plant was relocated to the new building and the other existing facilities were partially demolished and renovated. 

Approach 

By using Lean processes such as prefabrication, coordination, pull planning, and just-in-time deliveries, the hospital was able to remain fully functional during construction. The Lean processes ensured productivity, quality, and safety with pull planning specifically accelerating the initial construction schedule during design and construction. 

Results 

Through deliberate planning and coordination, Southland successfully integrated the building management system (BMS) into campus controls, installed two fuel oil tanks (40,000 and 20,000 gallons) as backup generators, and replaced four old air handling units (AHUs) with two new AHUs. 

In the case of a seismic event, pipe and ductwork connections were added to existing buildings to provide increased flexibility. For sustainability, LEED features such as a green roof, low flow plumbing fixtures, and daylight controls in all patient rooms were also added. The new construction is compliant with OSHPD-1. 

Overall, Southland helped support the Ventura County Medical Center in their ongoing venture of providing exceptional care in a state-of-the-art facility.