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Centinela Hospital Medical Center Showcases Newly Expanded Emergency Room as Part of its $100 Million Campus-wide Expansion and Renovation Effort

03-08-2017

INGLEWOOD, Calif. – March 8, 2017 – Centinela Hospital Medical Center today further demonstrated its commitment to the community with the opening of its newly expanded Emergency Room, part of its $100 million capital expansion and renovation effort currently underway. To mark the opening, the hospital celebrated with a gala ribbon-cutting presentation and community facility tour open to the public. More than 150 attendees listened as Linda Bradley, CEO of the hospital, introduced distinguished guests; James T. Butts – Mayor, City of Inglewood; Robert Chesne, M.D. – Chief of Medical Staff; Robert Weiss, M.D., Medical Director of Centinela Hospital Emergency Department; and others.

Serving more than 69,000 patients in 2016 alone, Centinela Hospital’s Emergency Department is one of the top 10 busiest privately run ER’s in Los Angeles County. To accommodate this patient flow and future growth, Centinela Hospital began a six-phase remodel and expansion project on its ER in early 2014. This project plan includes more than 10,000 square feet of additional space and increases the number of ER beds to 52 to allow the hospital’s doctors, nurses and staff to treat ER patients more efficiently in a soothing environment conducive to healing.

“We are thrilled to open up the newly expanded portion of our Emergency Room to better serve the community,” said Linda Bradley, CEO, Centinela Hospital Medical Center. “This is a good day not only for patients but also our employees. They are the people who have been saving lives every day. Now we have an environment that visually matches the quality of care this hospital has been providing for years.”

Even in an uncertain healthcare environment, Centinela Hospital’s dedication to the community it serves is evident by the $100 million expansion and renovation plans currently in progress. In May 2016, the Hospital completed a $55 million seismic retrofit project that included the unveiling of a new hospital front entrance, lobby, Admitting Department, Laboratory, Gift Shop, and Administration areas. Additional remodeling and expansion projects under construction include: Emergency Department, Maternal Services and Labor & Delivery, Radiology, Hybrid Cath Lab, and Pharmacy. Centinela Hospital currently is the largest employer in the city of Inglewood.

About Centinela Hospital Medical Center

Centinela Hospital Medical Center, a member of Prime Healthcare, was founded in 1924 as Milton Hospital and since then has been serving the communities of Inglewood and Los Angeles. An award-winning facility, ranking in the top 5% national for quality and patient safety, Centinela Hospital Medical Center is a 369-bed acute-care hospital offering its community a Level III emergency department, orthopedic care, advanced cardiac services, peripheral artery disease treatment, and OB/GYN services in a caring environment. Centinela is actively involved in improving the health of the community with programs designed to meet the needs of those that it serves. For more information visit www.centinelamed.com

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