This long-standing tradition commemorates passing the midway point of construction and positions the new medical office building to be completed in the fourth quarter of 2023.
Providence St. Joseph Hospital, a cornerstone for health care in Orange and Los Angeles Counties for over 90 years, and PMB, a leading healthcare real estate developer celebrated a major milestone on October 20th in the construction of a new 137,000 square-foot medical office building with the ceremonial ‘Topping-Off’ of the steel structure. Construction workers, employees, physicians, community members and donors gathered to sign the 17-foot long, 570-pound steel beam before it was hoisted atop the Providence St. Joseph Hospital Helen Caloggero Women’s & Family Center. The building is named in honor of generous donor Marsha Moeller’s late mother.
The ‘Topping-Off’ ceremony is a long-standing tradition in construction derived from an ancient Scandinavian builder’s rite held when the highest beam of steel is placed atop a structure during construction. The tradition of adorning the beam with an evergreen tree and American flag symbolizes positive intentions and good luck for future occupants. The Helen Caloggero Women’s & Family Center is expected to be complete and welcoming the new occupants in the fourth quarter of 2023.
“This ceremony marks a major milestone for the health our community as we look forward to expanded access to healthcare for families in Orange County,” said Jeremy Zoch, Chief Executive of Providence St. Joseph. “The building will bring together a number of core services in one convenient location.”
The Providence St Joseph Helen Caloggero Women’s & Family Center will house a birthing center, mother and baby assessment center, maternal diabetes and wellness, maternal fetal testing, pelvic health and rehabilitation, perinatal education, OB/GYN clinical offices, certified midwives, comprehensive imaging, conference / education rooms, physical therapy, medical oncology, ophthalmology, orthopedics, surgery center, urology, pharmacy, retail Stork Shop, and a Blue Bowl Superfoods outlet. Visitors and tenants also will have access to a convenient underground parking garage.
“It is inspiring to see the dedication and hard work of the project team, the tenants, and hospital leadership take shape with the construction of this new women’s and family center,” said Jake Dinnen, Partner | EVP, Development for PMB. “The tireless effort of these individuals, coupled with the generosity of the Caloggero family is helping to build the foundation of care for generations to come.”
The architect for the project is the Orange County, Calif., office of Boulder Associates, and the general contractor is Snyder Langston, which is based in Irvine, Calif. PMB’s management company, PMB Real Estate Services (PMB RES), will serve as property manager, and PMB and Madison Marquette will manage leasing.