Just south of the 101 Freeway in the San Fernando Valley, construction is underway for a $542-million renovation and expansion of Providence Tarzana Medical Center.

The hospital - which sits on an approximately 13-acre property bounded by Burbank Boulevard, Etiwanda Avenue, and Clark Street - will see the addition of a new patient wing and parking garage, under plans approved earlier this year by the City of Los Angeles.  A full buildout of the improvements will add 274,000 square feet of space for patient care, as well as parking for 565 vehicles.

The centerpiece of the project, which is being designed by Perkins + Will, is the new patient wing.  The curving six-story structure's 120-foot height will make it a prominent landmark to travelers along the adjacent freeway.

Providence Health & Services, the Washington-based operator of the hospital, is investing in the modernization project due to a law which mandates the retrofit or rebuilds of acute care facilities statewide by 2030.

The Providence Tarzana project is slated for completion in 2022.