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Spring 2004

Re:building Construction Update

Slated to open in 2005, the UCLA Westwood Replacement Medical Center will stand as the dominant building on the south campus, between Gayley Avenue and Westwood Boulevard. Designed by internationally renowned architect I.M. Pei, the replacement hospital will combine the operations of UCLA Medical Center, UCLA Neuropsychiatric Hospital, and Mattel Children’s Hospital at UCLA. Slated to open in 2005, the UCLA Westwood Replacement Medical Center will stand as the dominant building on the south campus, between Gayley Avenue and Westwood Boulevard.

Designed by internationally renowned architect I.M. Pei, the replacement hospital will combine the operations of UCLA Medical Center, UCLA Neuropsychiatric Hospital, and Mattel Children’s Hospital at UCLA.

Some highlights of the new medical center include:

• Most of the beds will function as “universal rooms”—large 315-square-foot rooms that can convert to intensive care beds, if necessary.

• The operating rooms and adjacent interventional procedure rooms will feature modular floor plans, allowing them to expand and reconfigure as medical technology evolves.

• Each patient room will have a window seat that converts to a bed, allowing family members to room-in with patients. ICU areas will feature a comfortable sleeper chair.

• Physicians and nurses will perform many procedures in the individual rooms, instead of moving patients around the hospital.

• Patient rooms will benefit from an abundance of natural outdoor light through windows that overlook gardens, green spaces, and gathering places that surround the new building.





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