White Memorial Keeps On Growing

By EGP Staff Report

A celebration was held Wednesday at the site where construction of a new 110,226 square-foot 6-story medical office building is getting underway this month just east of downtown Los Angeles. The new facility, to be located at the corner of
State Street and Cesar E. Chavez Ave, is part of the ongoing expansion of the non-profit White Memorial Medical Center Campus in Boyle Heights.

The new $15 million dollar medical facility is expected to be completed by July 2013, and is being funded by the hospital and medical center’s corporate parent, Adventist Health.

More than 100 physicians, community members, board members and employees attended Wednesday’s groundbreaking event for what will be White Memorial’s third medical office building in the area. Planning for the Medical Plaza III started about three years ago, according to the health care provider.

“This is an important project for us,” said White Memorial President and CEO, Beth Zachary on Wednesday. “We are so proud to provide this new building for our physicians, employees and our patients. In this building we will care for the health of our community, create jobs and train new physicians, nurses and health care professionals.”

WMMC groundbreaking ceremony on Wed. Left to Right: Steven Stubbs, Dr. Brain Williams, Greg Simons, Robert Carmen, Beth Zachary, Dr. Laurence Spencer-Smith, L.A. Councilman Jose Huizar, John Raffoul, Albert Deininger and David Lizarraga. (Courtesy of WMMC)

According to White Memorial, Medical Plaza I and II are full to capacity with medical providers and services to the community, sparking the need for more space.

“We need more office space for physicians to expand their offices and for new physicians who want to serve in our great community,” White Memorial said in a written statement.

“The new building will accommodate approximately 15 physician practices and will provide medical services in a newly state of the art facility meeting today’s Green standards and sustainability.”

Councilman Jose Huizar was at the groundbreaking ceremony and called the new facility being built “a great improvement to our local community. He said, “Not only will it provide improved medical services, but it will beautiful our great city.”

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