CHOC New Patient Tower
Healthcare — Orange, CA

CHOC New Patient Tower

Specifically designed for the care of children and built to serve the expanding needs of the region, this 425,524-square-foot patient tower provides leading-edge technology and advanced programs and services in a child-friendly, healing environment. Located on the south side of the existing CHOC Children’s hospital site, McCarthy of Newport Beach served as general contractor for the project, which included construction of the seven–level patient tower plus a basement as well as a penthouse chiller room and helistop. Prior to construction, an office building and two-level parking structure were removed to make way for the new tower.

McCarthy also renovated 50,000-square-feet of the existing facility and supporting central plant components in the basement of the existing CHOC North Tower.

Designed to be one of the most advanced, safest children’s hospitals in the world, the state-of-the-art tower includes the region’s only dedicated pediatric operating rooms, emergency department, imaging department and laboratory. Building Information Modeling (BIM) technology in conjunction with the design-assist delivery method were used early in the design phases of the CHOC Children’s project to coordinate the tower’s intricate drawings for the mechanical, electrical, plumbing (MEP) and other related systems.

Months early
Self-Performed Work
1,200 Days
Project Duration


  • FKP Architect, Inc.

McCarthy's on-site leadership team has demonstrated exceptional healthcare construction experience and continues to delivery quality outcomes in support of the project goals.

Waldo Romero, VP Facilities Design & Construction
Children's Hospital of Orange County


Shaun Sleeth

Shaun Sleeth

3721 Douglas Blvd
Suite 180
Roseville, CA 95661

Awards and Recognition

AGC logo
2014 Alliant Build America Award

Best New Building
CHOC New Patient Tower
AGC of America

enr california logo
2013 Best Project-Healthcare

CHOC New Patient Tower
Engineering News-Record California