Release of Environmental Impact Report (EIR) to Public
June 21, 2017
For nearly 45 years, Providence Tarzana Medical Center has provided quality health care to the people living and working in the San Fernando Valley. We are poised to begin a $500 million renovation and campus expansion project later this year called the Providence Tarzana Reimagined Project that will allow us to better serve the growing number of patients within the San Fernando and Conejo Valleys.
Earlier this week, we submitted our draft Environmental Impact Report (EIR) which outlines the construction project and potential environmental effects, and allows for public comment on our project. The EIR addresses construction plans that include a new state-of-the-art patient wing, a new Emergency Department, a second parking structure, traffic improvements and landscaping, as well as other enhancements to Providence Tarzana -- named for three straight years among America’s 100 Best Hospitals by Healthgrades®. You can review the EIR here.
In Southern California, and especially in the San Fernando Valley, we are faced with a great challenge as the number of people who need health care services continues to rise while the number of hospitals and patient beds drop. Hospital closures since 1995 have reduced the number of patient beds in the San Fernando Valley and Providence Tarzana is one of the few hospitals making a significant investment in the future to continue offering the most advanced health care services in this community. The investment in the San Fernando Valley community not only will benefit patients, but also will create more than 1,000 construction jobs.
This campus enhancement project will renovate parts of our current hospital, as well as build a new patient wing with private rooms. To help ease traffic and provide additional safety on the north side of the hospital campus, Providence Tarzana will add an eastbound lane to better access the hospital and the Ventura (101) Freeway on-ramp and traffic signals on Burbank Boulevard, including a left-turn signal and a crosswalk.
We’re grateful to our community, including the Tarzana Neighborhood Council, for their input in helping advance our plans for ‘Providence Tarzana Reimagined’ and for their continuing support to help our hospital provide quality, innovative and compassionate patient care. This new patient wing, as well as our expanded outpatient services, will enhance the care we have been providing to the San Fernando Valley since 1973.
Each of you is vital to the success of this project. Thank you for your continued support as we look forward to the future and the new healing space we will be able to provide for our community.
For more information, please contact Melanie Mendoza, M Strategic Communications, 213-346-0400.