Los Angeles County High Desert Regional Health Center

Location: Lancaster, CA
Client:  Los Angeles County
Bridging/Scoping Architect: LBL Architects
Design Build Team: Lionakis/Swinerton

Project Description:

The Los Angeles County High Desert Regional Health Center complex is a new ambulatory care facility that houses a large ambulatory surgical center, adult and pediatric primary care clinics, an urgent care clinic, a women’s clinic, and medical and surgical subspecialty clinics. The facility also houses ancillary diagnostic and treatment services, including imaging, laboratory, electro diagnostic testing, pharmacy, and therapy services. The complex also includes an administration/support services facility to house administrative and support services, such as finance, information systems, materials management, and environmental services; and an on-site central plant. The project includes site improvements to the property to support the Health Center.  The complex totals approximately 142,000 square feet and replaces the existing 50-year-old High Desert Health System facility in west Lancaster.

The Los Angeles County High Desert Regional Health Center is the first LA County medical building to be eligible for Leadership in Energy and Design (LEED) Gold Certification.  In addition to serving as a primary care medical hub, the Health Center provides a comprehensive range of outpatient medical services, including outpatient surgery and an urgent care clinic.  The urgent care clinic provides walk-in and same-day service, as well as diagnostic and treatment services, including chemotherapy, occupational speech therapy, respiratory therapy and laboratory testing.  Special programs housed at the Center include the Antelope Valley Hope Center HIV/AIDS Clinic, the regional Foster Care HUB Clinic, the SCAN clinic for children who are suspected victims of sexual or physical abuse, and an oncology clinic and disease management programs for patients with diabetes and asthma.

Vantage provided Technology and Low Voltage System Bridging Documents as a part of the LBL team and is now working in a Peer Review capacity to review the work of the Design-Build Team led by Lionakis and Swinerton.

Services:

  • Bridging/Scoping Documents for IT Infrastructure
  • Peer Review of Technologies for the Design-Build Team

Technologies:

  • Structured Cabling System
  • Nurse Call System
  • Audiovisual Systems
  • County and First Responder Radio Systems

Benefits:

  • LEED gold minimizes heat gain and optimizes glare-free natural lighting of occupied spaces
  • State-of-the-art healthcare facility reducing wait times and improving access to medical information
  • “This facility is a win-win for the Antelope Valley and its residents, providing a boost to our local economy and quality healthcare.” – Congressman Howard “Buck” McKeon