Adventist Health

Tehachapi Valley Hospital
Tehachapi Valley Adventist Hospital


The Tehachapi Valley Healthcare District began constructing a replacement “critical access” hospital in the City of Tehachapi, California in 2013. Stephen Wen & Associates prepared the hospital design documents and Bernards/Colombo Joint Venture managed the multiple prime contractors, with the District acting as Owner-Builder. In June 2016, Adventist Health assumed management of the hospital under a 30-year lease and the new facility will open in Fall 2018.

The new hospital is a ground-up “green field” facility, replacing an existing facility in Tehachapi that was aging and undersized. The new hospital design meets the current space and functional requirements while adding needed medical services that are not currently offered at the present facility, including surgery and obstetrical services. The new campus contains 22 acres of gently sloping and open pasture that was previously agricultural grazing land. The hospital building areas include 62,000 square feet which meet the standards of California’s Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development (OSHPD) and 16,000 square feet for administration and facilities management (located in a pre-engineered building).

The total construction cost of the facility is approximately $100 million.


  • New facility, located just two miles from the existing facility, includes 25 critical-care beds
  • Will provide easier access to life saving technologies for a growing population
  • New hospital will operate rural clinics in Tehachapi and Mojave


  • System Design
  • System Engineering
  • OSHPD Coordination
  • Implementation Management


  • Technology and Low Voltage System Infrastructure
  • Telephone / Data / Video Cabling System
  • Audio-Visual Services
  • Video Conferencing
  • Digital Signage
  • Security Systems (Closed Circuit TV systems and Access Control Systems)
  • Nurse Call Systems
  • Intercom Systems
  • Staff/Equipment/Patient Location Systems
  • Coordination of outside radio services including police, fire and radio paging
  • Patient Television System
  • Client: Adventist Health
  • Location: Tehachapi, CA
  • Project Type: Healthcare
  • Facility: New Replacement Hospital
  • Project Size: 62,000 sq ft hospital + 15,800 sq ft administration and facilities management facility
  • Architect: Stephen Wen & Associates