ECRMC Breaks Ground on Ancillary Service Building Construction

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 BuildingECRMC 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.