The tower is being built by Kitchell, and designed by Orcutt | Winslow Partnership.
Henderson Mayor Andy Hafen joined leaders from Dignity Health-St. Rose Dominican, Siena Campus and the St. Rose Dominican Health Foundation Board of Directors for the ceremonial shovel ceremony and blessing offered by the Adrian Dominican Sisters.
“This project is so important for the community the Siena Campus serves,” said Rod Davis, senior vice president of operations for Dignity Health Nevada. “With this new tower, St. Rose will have the ability to bring that quality, state-of-the-art care to more individuals who need it most.”
The new five-story tower, located at 3001 St. Rose Parkway, will offer an additional 141 private rooms, bringing the total at the Siena Campus to 360. The 220,000-square-foot project includes 28 additional emergency bays and 19 observation beds for a total of 73 patient treatment locations within the emergency department. The expansion also includes six new operating suites, separate entrances for cardiology and cardiovascular services, and expanded space for admitting, nutrition services, radiology, lab, pharmacy, endoscopy suites and other highly utilized outpatient support services.
The Siena Tower is expected to be complete in early 2016, bringing total capacity at the Siena Campus to 326 adult and pediatric beds.
The groundbreaking of the new Siena Tower is the latest milestone in a three-year renovation and expansion project of the Siena Campus. Last summer the hospital celebrated the opening of its expanded Level III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, a project also overseen by the design/build team of Orcutt Winslow Partnership and Kitchell.
Financial support for the project comes from the Partnership for Compassionate Care, Siena Campus Patient Tower Campaign organized by the St. Rose Dominican Health Foundation.
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