Docs Health Hospital breaks ground on construction, Los Angeles

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Docs Health Inc, located in Beverly Grove, broke ground on a $123 million hospital facility in the Mid-Wilshire neighbourhood. Docs Health bought an 8,500-square-foot hospital facility in 2019 and replaced it with a five-story, 58,000-square-foot hospital building at 6800 San Vicente Blvd. The new hospital, which is set to open in 2026, will complement the company’s existing spinal and orthopaedic surgery centre in Beverly Grove.

Concord-based Swinerton Inc. is the primary builder for the new surgical hospital. Swinerton has previously worked on various hospital projects in Los Angeles County, including the High Desert Health System in Lancaster, as well as other local outpatient and medical office buildings.

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The new surgical facility marks a small deviation from the decades-long trend towards outpatient ambulatory surgery centres. These facilities have sprouted up as a less expensive, more specialised alternative to community and regional hospitals. Patients come in, have some imaging done, and then have their surgical procedures performed; following a brief recuperation, they either go home or to a rehabilitation centre.

More and more of these surgical centres are reintroducing full-service hospital elements, such as several operating suites, a full variety of imaging tools, and longer-term patient recovery rooms. However, all of these elements have a specialty care focus, in Docs Health’s instance, spine and orthopaedic surgery. That means no people will seek treatment for heart diseases, cancer, birth, or any of the other services given by full-service hospitals.

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“This is the first speciality surgical hospital in Los Angeles to focus on spine and orthopaedic surgery,” said Khawar Siddique, Docs Health’s co chief executive. “Specialty hospitals have numerous advantages over general hospitals, including cheaper cost of care and higher quality.”