New Sharp Chula Vista Hospital Reaches Halfway Milestone
Time-lapse video captures massive concrete pour for new South Bay hospital.
Time-lapse video captured nearly 500 cement trucks as they filed onto the Sharp Chula Vista Medical Center campus overnight on Saturday, July 29, to pour the base of Sharp HealthCare’s newest hospital, set to open in fall 2019.
Beginning Friday night, 4,700 yards of concrete covering 25,000 square feet had been poured by the end of the 12-hour project that finished on Saturday afternoon. More than 125 construction workers, in addition to the hundreds of ready mix concrete truck drivers, were on-site throughout the night; more than 90 percent of labor for the project is local (San Diego County).
“With everything we’ve done as part of this project, we’ve carefully considered the needs of patients, their families and friends, and the community,” said David Bruce, superintendent, Hensel Phelps Construction, the general contractor for the project. “Our intent in doing this overnight was to minimize traffic impacts to the hospital and community.”
The concrete pour marks the most recent milestone — and almost halfway point — for the South Bay’s first new hospital in more than 40 years (the last new hospital was the existing hospital at Sharp Chula Vista, which opened in 1975). Sharp Chula Vista broke ground on the $244 million hospital in November 2016; once open, it will add 138 large, private patient rooms; six operating rooms; a rooftop cafe; and more to meet the needs of San Diego’s South County region — one of the fastest growing in the nation. The project is Sharp’s largest single investment to date and is being funded through philanthropic donations to Sharp HealthCare Foundation, bonds, cash reserves and the Medi-Cal Hospital Fee Program.
About Sharp Chula Vista Medical Center
Sharp Chula Vista Medical Center is a 343-bed hospital with the largest array of health care services in San Diego's South Bay. A Designated Planetree Patient-Centered Care Hospital, Sharp Chula Vista is home to the region's most comprehensive heart program and also offers exceptional services for orthopedic care and women and infants. The Douglas & Nancy Barnhart Cancer Center offers patients the most advanced treatment technology, a unique healing environment and an extraordinary level of care. Sharp Chula Vista is the largest health care provider and one of the largest private employers in South County, employing more than 2,000 staff and maintaining privileges with nearly 500 affiliated physicians.
About Hensel Phelps
Celebrating our 80th year in construction, 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 health care, 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 Southern California’s largest construction employers, our firm has been an engaged community partner in the Los Angeles, Orange County and San Diego markets for over 30 years.
Time-Lapse of Sharp Chula Vista Hospital
Time-lapse video captured nearly 500 cement trucks as they filed onto the Sharp Chula Vista Medical Center campus overnight on July 29, 2017, to pour the base of Sharp HealthCare’s newest hospital, set to open in fall 2019.