A new 8,127 square foot Clinical Laboratory project for Sierra View District Hospital was launched as a result of seismic requirements (Mandated by SB 1953) related to the building that currently houses the hospital’s Laboratory. In addition, the service line has experienced volume increases over the years which has resulted in the department having outgrown the current facility.
The new facility will serve to house back end Laboratory functions including specimen analysis for phlebotomy, urinalysis,microbiology, molecular chemistry, a blood bank as well as support offices and a conference room. As a result, the new Laboratory does not include a parking lot as draw stations will remain at the main hospital or the Sierra View Medical Plaza.
The Lab buildings size and design are intended to allow ample space for potential future growth and were optimized to ensure improved workflow and efficiency. The new Laboratory will be located at the intersection of Putnam and Carmelita which places it adjacent to both residential and commercial property. As such, the hospital has worked diligently with the community to ensure that the facade of the building adequately fits within the design of the residential neighborhood to ensure a consistent feel that pays homage to the neighborhoods design elements.
The project’s bid was awarded to Quiring General for $4,297,000.00 with an estimated completion time of approximately 18 months.