Community Memorial Hospital in Ventura, California, said it will break ground on a new $320m building in November, about a month after the hospital’s new cancer centre is set to be completed.

The new six-story hospital will have 252 private rooms, most of which will overlook Anacapa and Santa Cruz Islands.

The new hospital will also have healing gardens with roses, waterfalls and other greenery for patients to help the healing process.

The private rooms in the cardiac unit will also be equipped to allow family members to stay overnight when visiting.

The new hospital, which will receive most of its funding from a loan based on tax-exempt bonds, will be built in three-and-a-half years, according to

The $7.5m cancer centre, which is scheduled to be completed in October, is 23,317ft² and will offer radiation and oncology services as well as a cancer resource centre.