Saperstein Critical Care Tower
Cedars - Sinai Medical Center

Cedars-Sinai Medical Center’s Saperstein Critical Care Tower in Los Angeles is a $150M project consisting of a 250,000 sf medical facility constructed to replace a building that was severely damaged in the 1994 Northridge earthquake.

The tower provides 120 state-of-the-art ICU patient rooms and 30 monitored medical/surgical patient rooms. In addition, the building provides space for expansion of the existing trauma/emergency department and the Comprehensive Cancer Center.

To enhance the efficiency of medical staff, all ICU rooms have identical layouts with all items required to deliver patient care in the same location in every room.  All areas of the building were constructed with indirect lighting so that patients lying on their backs avoid the glare of ceiling mounted light fixtures as they are transported throughout the facility.  Materials are moved between the existing Medical Center and the Critical Care Tower with an automated guided vehicle system.  This automated system, often used in manufacturing environments, has been adapted to the healthcare environment to provide for efficient flow of supplies throughout the tower.

Intelisyn provided project management services during the construction phase of the project.  Services included cost control, schedule management, coordination with OSHPD, and coordination of the procurement, installation and start-up of all Owner furnished equipment.  The Saperstein Critical Care Tower opened its doors to patients in January 2006.

Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
8700 Beverly Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90048
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