Hensel Phelps Design Build Team Selected for New Ocean View Tower at Sharp Chula Vista Medical Center

Sharp Chula Vista Medical Center Selects World Class Design Builder Hensel Phelps and their Design Partners SmithGroupJJR and AVRP Studios for Ocean View Tower

Nov 17, 2015, 12:51 ET from Hensel Phelps

LA JOLLA, Calif., Nov. 17, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Sharp Chula Vista Medical Center today announced the selection of Hensel Phelps, SmithGroupJJR and AVRP Studios as the Design Build team for design and construction of their new $240 million, 170,000-square-foot hospital, adding 138 private patient rooms, six state-of-the-art operating rooms, and the most advanced health care technology, programs and services to meet the needs of the growing South County region of San Diego. The Ocean View Tower at Sharp Chula Vista will be the first new hospital in the region in more than 40 years.

The competition held by Sharp Chula Vista Medical Center engaged the world's best contractors and designers to deliver the best value for patients, physicians, and the community of South County. Teams were required to submit their key personnel, schedule, cost components and technical solutions on key aspects of the project, as well as go through an extensive interview process for selection. "Our team is honored to have been chosen as the design-build team to deliver this world-class hospital to the South County region," stated Hensel Phelps' Project Executive Damian Buessing. Groundbreaking for the project is expected in late 2016, with the grand opening anticipated in the fall of 2019.

"As an organization, Sharp HealthCare is committed to the future of South County by providing the best place for patients to receive care, the best place for physicians to practice medicine and the best place for employees to work in Sharp Chula Vista Medical Center," said Mike Murphy, president and chief executive officer of Sharp HealthCare.

The total cost to build the new hospital is $239 million, which is being funded through a combination of philanthropic donations to the Sharp HealthCare Foundation, bonds, cash reserves and the Medi-Cal Hospital Fee Program. The Ocean View Tower at Sharp Chula Vista is Sharp HealthCare's largest single investment to date.

"We take great pride in designing and building state-of-the-art facilities which place the needs of the patients, physicians, and the overall community at the forefront. We look forward to our partnership with the Sharp Chula Vista Medical Center and the South County community," said Cuyler McGinley, Southern California Vice President, Hensel Phelps.

About Hensel Phelps
Hensel Phelps is recognized as one of the premier general contracting firms in the United States since 1937, specializing in planning, building and managing facilities in every building sector, including healthcare, aviation, higher education, federal and justice. Our people are committed to delivering the highest quality solutions and creating the most innovative and efficient facilities for our clients, from conception through construction, operations and asset management. As one of San Diego's largest construction employers, our firm has been an engaged community partner in San Diego for over 30 years.


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