The new LA County High Desert Regional Health Center was dedicated on Friday May 30, 2014 in a ribbon-cutting ceremony attended by many local stakeholders and community leaders. The facility will open for patient care on June 23 and replaces the existing aging campus that was built in 1962.
The Regional Health Center is a 142,000-square-foot ambulatory care facility providing a broad range of diagnostic and treatment services, including adult and pediatric primary care, urgent care, specialty care and outpatient surgery. Clinical operations are supported by a broad array of diagnostic and support services, including radiology, laboratory testing, respiratory, physical therapy and oncology services. The facility consists of a two story clinical services building and two one-story support buildings. The entire campus is wired for LA County’s upcoming deployment of its electronic health record (EHR) system and features wireless connectivity for medical equipment and devices throughout all three buildings.
County Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich declared that Antelope Valley residents “will now have local access to quality medical care at this state-of-the-art Regional Health Center”, while Ruth Oren, M.D., Medical Director and Chief of Anesthesiology, explained that the health center’s technology will also improve patient services. “With all the technology this facility has, it is not only geographically more accessible, the waiting times will be shorter and the service will be faster,” Oren said. “We have moved up a notch.”
Vantage Technology Consulting Group provided Basis of Design and Bridging/Scoping Documents for the technology and low voltage systems for the Health Center as a part of the architecture team led by Lee, Burkhart, Liu, Inc. Lionakis Architects and Swinerton Builders led the Design/Build team that constructed the project.