Acute Care Hospitals, Low Voltage
The Stahl Companies took on the responsibility of managing the construction of the new six-story, $300 million Community Memorial Hospital, the single largest construction project in the history of Ventura, California. The scale of the project was immense, requiring the negotiation of a public-private partnership between CMH and the City of Ventura, as well as the management of a total of 13,500 pieces of equipment.
The $300M new Community Memorial Hospital in Ventura is a 355,000-square foot,six-story plus basement facility built as a replacement hospital in response to California seismic requirements. The new Ocean Tower includes 180 med-surg patient rooms, 28 ICU/CCU patient rooms, 40 L&D/LDRP patient rooms, a 23 bed NICU unit, 10 operating rooms, 4 cath labs, a 30-bay pre-op/PACU unit, a 35-bay emergency department, imaging/radiology department and more.
The project also included substantial site infrastructure improvements comprising new and expanded site utilities, streets, gardens, a park, and an outdoor dining terrace. The additional parking required was addressed by negotiating a public-private partnership between CMH and the City of Ventura, resulting in the construction of a new 571-stall parking structure.
Stahl recognized that the hospital’s supply chain department was not capable of taking on the equipment support and buyout efforts required to equip such a large project. We brought in a team to provide equipment management for 11,000 new pieces and relocate over 2,500 reused pieces. Additionally, this team was responsible for the coordination of the design modifications and equipment requirements for the new 2-story kitchen and café.
These efforts necessitated development of an integrated project schedule to coordinate construction completion, telecommunications, procurement, warehousing, deliveries/installations, inspections, vendor equipment integrations, BioMed, EVS, internal and public events, training, licensing, move coordination, move in, and postmove construction activities.
Stahl navigated the project team through the city of Ventura entitlements, OSHPD plan review, Ventura County Air Pollution Control District compliance, and coordination with all local utility companies. Throughout the construction project, Stahl engaged in RFPs, contracting, budgeting and budget management, scope and quality management, change management, and licensing.
In addition, Stahl supported hospital administration by performing schedule and financial audits and quarterly presentations to the hospital board’s building committee. In addition, The Stahl Companies managed all CMH project contracts as owner representatives, while also interfacing with the community.
Community Memorial Hospital opened the completed Ocean Tower in December 2018. This facility will be capable of meeting the local community’s healthcare needs for decades to come.
As an effective representative of our (the owners) views, values, and high expectations, the team at The Stahl Companies has been successful in striking a balance of partnership, accountability, communication, and performance with our design-build contractor, resulting thus far in a great hospital replacement project.