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Ventura County Medical Center Hospital Wing Replacement

Exceptionally serving community medical needs




Ventura, California




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 4-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.

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Our 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.

Through deliberate planning and coordination, we 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 4 old air handling units (AHUs) with 2 new AHUs.

In the case of a seismic event, pipe and ductwork connections were added to existing buildings to provide increased flexibility. To support sustainability goals, the project featured a green roof and all patient rooms included low flow plumbing fixtures and daylight controls. The new construction is compliant with OSHPD-1.


Overall, we successfully supported the Ventura County Medical Center in their ongoing venture of providing exceptional care in a state-of-the-art facility.


  • Successful Partnerships

    Owner: County of Ventura Public Works
    GC: Clark Construction
    Architect: HOK

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