Santa Monica, California
475,000 GSF, 44,130 M2
Architecture, Interior Architecture, Master Planning, Programming
acute care, ambulatory care, ambulatory surgery, ancillary services, bed tower, cancer, cardiology, catheterization, center of excellence, clinical laboratory, co-generation, community hospital, critical care unit (ccu), daylighting, daylighting analysis, diagnostic & treatment, efficient lighting, emergency department, energy efficiency, energy modeling, evaporative cooling, exterior sun shading, family-centered care, freestanding facility, gastroenterology, green guide to healthcare, greywater, healthcare, high-efficiency irrigation, hospital, imaging, indoor environmental quality, infection control, infusion, inpatient, intensive care unit (icu), landscape for stormwater control, ldrp, lighting controls, mental health, multispecialty, neonatal intensive care unit (nicu), neurology, ob/gyn, occupational therapy, oncology, operating room, orthopaedics, outpatient, patient resource center, patient safety, patient satisfaction, patient-centered care, pharmacy, photovoltaic, physical therapy, privacy, radiation oncology, rehabilitation, replacement hospital, sites, staff satisfaction, stormwater management, surgery, sustainability, sustainable building, sustainable design, sustainable master planning, teaching hospital, therapeutic environment, transparency, trauma center, women & children's
With its sweeping, bright-white image and innovative layouts, this replacement hospital by SmithGroupJJR and HOK projects an image in keeping with its excellent reputation. Yet within its walls are a range of innovations that make Saint Johns unique in acute and critical care delivery.
First, it is one of only three hospitals in Los Angeles County designed to stay operational following an earthquake of 6.7 magnitude or greater, thanks to a state-of-the-art base isolation system. Hidden behind these sturdy walls is an advanced wireless network that supports both medical diagnostics and energy control.
Inside, nursing floors are designed to optimize staff access to patients, with gently curved corridors punctuated by open-plan nurse stations. Patient areas feature warm, natural materials and custom carpeting to reduce noise.
In all, the new pavilion and diagnostic & treatment building house new women’s health services, the Maria Shriver Nursery and Level IIIA neonatal ICU, emergency care, and a cancer center, with 236 private beds.