Palmdale Regional Medical Center has launched a significant expansion project that will include:
- A new 33,000-square-foot labor and delivery unit
- New imaging equipment
- Replacement of cardiac catheterization labs
- An additional 36-bed nursing unit for joint, spine and bariatric care
Update for November 2020
Labor and Delivery Unit – Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the completion of this unit was delayed. However, construction has resumed and is progressing now at a faster pace. The opening of the OB Unit is slated to occur in early 2021.
New Imaging Equipment – The new Phillips MRI is installed and is fully operational now. This new MRI will enable PRMC to perform procedures that were not possible in the past. Construction for the replacement of both CT scanners began in April with final completion of one anticipated by the first quarter of 2021 and the second scanner by May of 2021. Both scanners will be the latest technology from Canon.
Replacement of Cardiac Cath Labs – In June, we began the process of replacing our two cath labs with the latest technology from Siemens. This project will take approximately six months per cath lab to complete with the first lab scheduled to be operational by November 2020 and the second lab to be operational by May 2021.
Podcast: Palmdale's Expansion Plans
In this segment, Dick Allen, CEO at Palmdale Regional, discusses the hospital's expansion plans for the near future.