Ojai Valley News, Friday, July 21, 2017
By Perry Van Houten
Construction of Ojai Valley Community Hospital’s (OVCH) new skilled nursing facility — the Continuing Care Center — is moving closer to completion.
The soil work and underground plumbing are nearly finished, slabs have been poured and framing work is starting at the site, behind the main hospital at 1306 Maricopa Highway.
“What I like about this phase is you begin to see all the trades that have been working on the project,” said Haady Lashkari, the hospital’s chief administrative officer.
Groundbreaking on the $17-million project took place last summer.
Building the new Continuing Care Center is the last phase of the three-part, $20-million project to modernize the community owned, not-for-profit hospital.