Entrance feature

Steel trellises fan out in front of the Galleria and the future Medical Center's entrance area.

The entrance area for the new Loma Linda University Medical Center is taking final shape. Workers are tearing out old asphalt roadway to prepare for the rerouted entrance road. At the same time, the Galleria is receiving its final look with additional construction on the entrance area.

A multi-section steel trellis has been put in place in front of the Galleria. Along with adding architectural interest to the entrance, the trellis structure will support a glass covering. Together the trellis and canopy combination will provide protection from the elements for patients and visitors arriving at the front entrance.

As preparations continue to open the new facility in mid-2021, the former entrance road has been torn out, and soon a new entrance route will be put in place. People arriving at the new medical center will find a convenient loop road that will deliver them to the entrance area, and then off to the various parking areas that are designated for visitors.

Designed to continue Loma Linda University Health’s 115-year legacy of outstanding care, the new buildings meet the future needs for adaptability and expansion. The new hospitals will anchor the healthcare needs of a vast region of Southern California and serve as an educational and research hub to shape healthcare in the United States and around the world.

We're sharing photographic updates of the hospital construction work on a periodic basis. This vignette is adapted from a blog by Dennis E. Park, which appears on the website www.docuvision2020.com.