Part of $100 Million Renovation Effort
Hospital executives, elected officials and other community stakeholders attended a private ribbon-cutting ceremony on Wednesday at Centinela Hospital, 555 E. Hardy Street. The event was held to showcase its newly expanded Emergency Room (ER), as part of a larger effort underway.
Inglewood Mayor James T. Butts, Jr. City discussed the hospital against the backdrop of Inglewood’s current revitalization efforts.
Centinela Hospital Chief Executive Officer Linda Bradley discussed the hospital’s mission, performance and dedication to the community by providing quality healthcare.
Prime Healthcare General Counsel, Troy Schell, Esq. underscored the healthcare company’s mission to provide compassionate care and clinical excellence to all patients in Inglewood and the greater Los Angeles area.
The public was invited to attend the community open house portion of the program which followed the ribbon-cutting.
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 is currently the largest employer in the city of Inglewood. 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.
About Centinela Hospital Medical Center
Centinela Hospital Medical Center 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% nationally for quality and patient safety, Centinela Hospital Medical Center is a 369-bed acute-care hospital offering comprehensive, quality healthcare in a convenient, compassionate and cost-effective manner. The hospital offers a level III emergency department, orthopedic care, advanced cardiac services, peripheral artery disease treatment, cranial and neuro-spine surgery, and OB/GYN services in a caring and conducive environment. It 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.