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UCLA Health Selects Project Team For New Neuropsychiatric Hospital

UCLA Health (Los Angeles) has selected the project team to transform the former 175,000-square foot Olympia Medical Center in Los Angeles into a neuropsychiatric hospital.

Global design, architecture, engineering, and planning firm HOK (Los Angeles) and construction firm McCarthy Building Companies Inc. (Los Angeles) will serve as the design-build team for the project. The facility will provide services for adult, geriatric, child, adolescent, and intensive care patients.

UCLA Health’s inpatient neuropsychiatric program is currently housed in the Stewart and Lynda Resnick Neuropsychiatric Hospital at the Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center on UCLA’s Westwood campus in Los Angeles. The facility’s 74 inpatient psychiatric beds will be relocated to the new hospital, which will include space for additional beds, bringing the facility’s total bed count to 119.

Plans also call for 20 observation beds, as well as imaging, a pharmacy, lab areas, and administrative offices.

Trauma-informed design features will include distributed therapy spaces on each floor and rooftop terraces and grade-level gardens for patient and staff respite.

The hospital is slated to open in spring 2026.

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