Just south of the US-101 Freeway, the steel frame of Providence Cedars-Sinai Tarzana Medical Center's $624-million expansion is starting to make its presence felt.


The project, now rising at the northeast corner of the hospital campus, is highlighted by a six-story patient tower featuring 190 private rooms.  Plans also call for a 600-car garage to serve the new facility, as well as existing buildings within the property.

Perkins + Will is designing the 120-foot-tall building, which will be clearly visible from the adjacent freeway, as well as the surrounding neighborhood.

At ground-level, the project includes a new landscaped garden, connecting the new patient tower with the adjoining Women's Pavilion.

Providence St. Joseph Health and Cedars-Sinai expect to complete construction in 2023.

The project is the result of a state mandate to either retrofit or replace acute care medical facilities for earthquake safety prior to 2030.  Cedars-Sinai is planning to rebuild its Marina Del Rey Hospital in Del Rey for the same purpose.