This OSHPD project is a ground-up addition which added a new 14,000 sq. ft. emergency room and trauma center to the Downey Community Hospital.  This new facility was designed to stand alone should anything happen to the existing hospital, whether it be structural failure or power failure.

This OSHPD project is a ground-up addition which added a new 14,000 sq. ft. emergency room and trauma center to the Downey Community Hospital.  This new facility was designed to stand alone should anything happen to the existing hospital, whether it be structural failure or power failure.

The building shell consisted of tilt-up concrete panels attached to structural steel seismic members.  Inside consisted of three nurses stations, two radiology rooms, operating rooms, isolation rooms, and eight four-person treatment rooms.  Interior and exterior finishes were state of the art.

Fire and water systems tied into the existing hospital systems.  Electrical and mechanical systems were independent of existing systems and were backed up by a single 750 kva emergency standby generator system, including ats, switch gear in an enclosed in a sound proof building separate from the hospital.  This new generator building had to meet strict city regulations due to the proximity of near-by residences.