Jacobs Is Selected by Children's Hospital of Orange County to Manage Construction of New Patient Tower

Tuesday, August 5, 2008 General News J E 4
PASADENA, Calif., Aug. 5 Jacobs EngineeringGroup Inc. (NYSE: JEC) announced today that it has been selected by Children'sHospital of Orange County (CHOC) to provide construction management servicesfor a new patient tower in Orange, Calif.

Jacobs' officials did not disclose the contract value.

The project involves building a new 424,300-square-foot patient tower,renovation work within the existing hospital campus, and upgrading theexisting central plant facility.

The new patient tower will be built in phases through 2020, when thehospital's total bed count is expected to be 380. It will feature innovativepatient safety and quality principles and advanced technology.

Since opening doors with 62 beds in 1964, CHOC has added many services andfacilities to become the regional pediatric healthcare system serving familiesacross Southern California. This latest expansion represents a monumental steptowards the organization's vision to become nationally recognized as a premierchildren's hospital.

In making the announcement, Jacobs Group Vice President Warren Deanstated, "We are excited to help Children's Hospital of Orange County furtherits national reputation for excellence in pediatric care and communitycommitment. This project benefits CHOC's staff, patients, and their familiesby providing a technologically advanced facility to offer the best availablecare. We look forward to bringing our healthcare construction expertise tobear on this challenging project."

Jacobs, with over 55,000 employees and revenues exceeding $10.0 billion,provides technical, professional, and construction services globally.

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SOURCE Jacobs Engineering Group Inc.


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