ECRMC Breaks Ground on Ancillary Service Building Construction
EL CENTRO – April 25, 2018 –El Centro Regional Medical Center
Board members and City of El Centro officials broke ground on a 29,000
sq foot Ancillary Service Building that will be constructed on the main
campus of the hospital.
ECRMC Board members breaking ground on Ancillary Service Building, Tuesday
afternoon, joined by the City of El Centro officials and CEO (L-R) Dr.
Adolphe Edward, CEO; Oliver Alvarado, Board member; Cheryl Viejas-Walker,
City of El Centro Mayor and Board Member; Joe Picazo, Board President;
Amanda Brooke, Board Secretary; Richard Medina Jr., Nielsen Construction
Project Manager; and Dr. Christian Tomaszewski, Board member.
The 2-Story Ancillary Service Building will provide an upgraded inpatient
pharmacy; a state-of-the-art expanded kitchen/cafeteria with plenty of
seating for patients, staff and visitors; a sterile processing department;
medical records; offices for administration; and materials management
with a receiving dock. The Ancillary Building is expected to be completed
by the end of 2019.
“This expansion has been long needed and we are looking forward to
getting this completed,” said Dr. Adolphe Edward, Chief Executive
Officer of ECRMC. “The improvements and additions we have in store
for the hospital will elevate ECRMC to the next level and allow us to
continue to provide quality care and comfort to the Imperial Valley Community.
We are proud of everything the hospital provides and look forward to expanding
and improving even more in the future.”
The soon-to-open Medical Office Building and Ancillary Services Building
are just two of the many construction projects planned for the campus.
Future improvements include seismic retrofitting of patient care areas
within the hospital which is required by the State of California. The
State of California issued seismic retrofit regulations to develop and
repair designs for existing hospital buildings in order to ensure hospitals
are able to provide essential services during and after earthquakes. While
subsequent legislation has allowed compliance extensions the final date
for compliance is January 1, 2020. The hospital will also be expanding
its emergency department and that work will begin in 2019 and be finished in 2020.
Dr. Edward noted, “In 2020 ECRMC will have new patient rooms and
expanded capacity in our emergency room ensuring the residents of Imperial
County will have access to quality patient care.”
About El Centro Regional Medical Center
ECRMC is an acute-care medical center, serving the health care needs of
the Imperial Valley since 1956. In addition to the 161-bed hospital, ECRMC
also owns and operates the Oncology & Hematology of Imperial Valley,
Wound Healing Center and outpatient clinics in El Centro and Calexico.
The outpatient centers provide exceptional primary and specialty care
for residents seeking enhanced well-being and improved quality of life.