Kaiser’s Baldwin-Crenshaw Facility To Open Its Doors
Two years after breaking ground on the cutting-edge, $90-million medical facility in the Baldwin Hills-Crenshaw area, Kaiser Permanente is set to open its doors with a ribbon-cutting ceremony tomorrow (September 13).
“It’s an exciting time of change and growth for this community, and with that, comes a greater need for more convenient access to high-quality health care,” stated Dr. Erique Emel, the physician-in-charge of the facility offering a full range of primary care and specialty services.
Kaiser Permanente is addressing that need with a new, four-story, 100,000-square-foot medical office building on the corner of Marlton Avenue and Santa Rosalia Drive. It will open September 7, 2017. The facility will offer a full-range of primary care and specialty care services and 60 clinical providers, who will treat more than 50,000 Kaiser Permanente members in this neighborhood.
“We are very excited to invest in the health and well-being of this community and bring world-class health care and other health amenities to our members in the Baldwin Hills-Crenshaw neighborhood,” said Georgina Garcia, senior vice president and area manager of Kaiser Permanente West Los Angeles Medical Center.
Equipped with the most innovative and advanced health care technology, the facility is a leading example of Kaiser Permanente’s new wave of “next generation” medical buildings, designed to enhance the patient’s care experience.
Additionally, local artists’ work – about 120 original pieces – are featured on each floor of the building and reflect the rich character and spirit of this community. “It is a stunning facility inside and out that showcases the outstanding artistic talent from this community,” said Armen Ross, president of the Crenshaw Chamber of Commerce. “It is a wonderful addition to this community and we are so grateful for Kaiser Permanente’s commitment to improving the health of our residents.”
The outdoor landscape, which includes a 2.5-mile walking path, a large grassy area, and outdoor exercise equipment, is for the entire community to enjoy. There's also outdoor space that will offer health-related classes and activities to the community.
“Kaiser Permanente has truly been a community partner every step of the way, providing opportunities for individuals from this community to build this beautiful facility,” said Los Angeles City Council President Herb Wesson. “This building is an important symbol for this community and demonstrates Kaiser Permanente’s dedication to improving people’s lives.”
Founded in 1945, Kaiser Permanente is recognized as one of America’s leading health care providers and not-for-profit health plans, serving 11.8 million members in eight states and the District of Columbia.