EL CENTRO – October 24, 2018 – El Centro Regional Medical Center
(ECRMC) has announced the opening of their Medical Office Building (MOB).
Construction began on the MOB in February 2017. The two-story, 48,000 square
foot building cost approximately $16 million and received licensing and
approval from the state to operate last week. The building will officially
open to the public Thursday, November 1st with a community event and services
are expected to begin November 5th.
The building will have education and training rooms, administrative offices
and various outpatient services. There will be over 50 exam rooms and
7 waiting rooms. The MOB will house the Oncology, Hematology & Infusion
Center; Outpatient Imaging; Pediatric Services; and a UCSD Specialty Clinic.
It is also the future home of Women’s Services.
“This building was a long time in the making,” said Dr. Adolphe
Edward, CEO for El Centro Regional Medical Center. “A lot of time
and effort went into planning this facility to ensure it met the needs
of this community now and well into the future. We are extremely excited
to see the Medical Office Building open.”
The Oncology, Hematology & Infusion Center features 18 individual treatment
bays with audio and video access so patients can receive their treatments
with added privacy and comfort. Outpatient Imaging features three advanced
imaging machines, a 3D mammography, an advanced MRI and an advanced CT scanner.
The revolutionary 3D Mammography machine was created by women and designed
for comfort while offering the most advanced breast cancer detection available.
The advanced MRI allows for faster scans, clearer images and features
a wider opening for enhanced patient comfort. With the new CT scanner
patients can experience faster scans, higher resolution images as well
as low dose radiology to improve patient safety.
For an added local touch, artwork throughout the facility contains scenes
from all over Imperial County. The images, some donated by the Junior
Volunteers, were captured by local photographers Joy Kramer, Bill Gates
and Marvin Wieben.