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Providence Unveils $712M Expansion Plans for Orange County

Analysis  |  By Melanie Blackman  
   September 20, 2022

The expansion includes two new multi-specialty medical centers and a new patient care tower to expand beds at Providence Mission Hospital.

Renton, Washington-based Providence Health & Services announced that the Providence health system is embarking on a $712 million expansion plan in southern Orange County, California, to meet the growing needs of the community, the health system announced on Monday.

As part of the expansion plans, Providence Mission Hospital, a 500-bed regional medical center in Mission Viejo, California, will receive approximately 100 new patient beds through the construction of a new patient care tower. The tower will also house operating suites and cardiac catheterization labs that will enhance the hospital's neuroscience, cardiovascular, and maternity services.

A multi-specialty ambulatory surgery center is also slated to be constructed on the hospital campus, which will aim to "streamline surgical care, attract new physician partners, and offer minimally invasive care options," the system said in a press release.

"The innovative three-part plan includes a substantial expansion of the Mission Viejo hospital campus and the development of two new multi-specialty health centers in San Clemente and Rancho Mission Viejo," Seth Teigen, CEO of Providence Mission Hospital, said in a statement. "Caring for our neighbors is our primary mission, and having just celebrated our hospital’s 50th anniversary, we’re excited at the opportunity to grow with our growing community, and to continue providing care for the next 50."

Additionally, the growth plans include the construction of two new multi-specialty health centers in Rancho Mission Viejo, and San Clemente, California, to improve patient access to care. According to the release, the health centers "will offer high acuity urgent care services staffed by emergency medicine physicians, a full-service imaging center with advanced diagnostics, and a multi-specialty clinic with primary care physicians, OB/GYNs, and other specialty care providers."

"This project is a dynamic endorsement of the fundamental role that Providence Mission Hospital plays in the Providence family of organizations," added Kevin Manemann, who serves as the divisional chief executive for Providence South.

This news follows a few noteworthy announcements for the health system that were released over the summer. In July, the system unveiled a new operating model which "streamlined" the leadership team to respond to the fast-changing healthcare landscape. The executive team and administrative structure were cut down to a leaner structure, and the previous seven operating regions were grouped into three new divisions.

Following the new team structure, the health system announced a net operating loss of $424 million during the second quarter of this year, which ultimately led to the new operating model.

Melanie Blackman is the strategy editor at HealthLeaders, an HCPro brand.

Photo credit: Providence Mission Hospital Rendering. Photo Courtesy of Providence.


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