Mayor James Butts and District 1 City Councilman George Dotson Sign Final Structural Steel Beam for Expanded ER at Centinela Hospital


Inglewood Mayor James T. Butts and District 1 City Councilman George Dotson recently became part of Centinela Hospital history as they placed their signatures on the last piece of structural steel destined for the expanded Emergency Department at the hospital. In building construction, "Topping Out" is a builders' rite traditionally held when the last beam is placed atop a structure during its construction. Centinela Hospital celebrated the "Topping Out" of our new Emergency Department building by having a signing party before the beam was hoisted into place. Physicians and staff of the hospital, as well as local community leaders, came by to affix their signatures to the beam.

Construction of Centinela Hospital's expanded Emergency Department began in early 2014. The project will increase the number of ER beds to 52. In addition, a new enlarged patient waiting area and a patient friendly admitting department are in the plan. Centinela Hospital's current ER sees over 60,000 patients a year, ranking us as one of the top 10 busiest privately run ER's in Los Angeles County. Says Linda Bradley, CEO of Centinela Hospital, "The over 10,000 square feet of additional space will allow our doctors and staff to treat ER patients more efficiently and in a more soothing environment. We're very excited to have this phase of the construction complete and are looking forward to the completion of the project."

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