Grossmont Healthcare District chose San Diego-based Swinerton Builders for final improvements at La Mesa, Calif.-based Sharp Grossmont Hospital. The $10.2 million contract covers the construction costs for the build-out of the Surgery Floor of the new Heart and Vascular (H&V) Center. Construction of the H&V Surgery Floor is currently underway and scheduled for completion in 2018.

When completed, the H&V build-out will include four new cardiac catheterization labs and four multipurpose procedural rooms that will support surgery, open-heart surgery, minimally invasive surgery and image-guided surgery, as well as various endovascular interventional procedures.

Construction of initial phases of the H&V building was completed last year at a cost of more than $60 million. The 71,000-square-foot building, on the eastern side of the hospital campus, adjoins an existing building that houses operating rooms and cardiac catheterization labs.

In addition to constructing the actual H&V building, the overall project included a new Pharmacy and clinical testing Laboratory, three new elevators, heating and air conditioning equipment, a new loading dock and materials receiving area, and shell space for the surgical floor build-out. The Pharmacy and Laboratory opened in March 2016.