Monday, March 23, 2009

New Kaiser Hospital facility coming to Hollywood

On Friday night I attended the grand opening of Kaiser Hospital's newest facility in East Hollywood. The nearly 800,000 square foot hospital will offer primary care, specialty care, health classes, and other services. The new building features advanced technology, clinical resources, and physicians representing a a range of specialties. There is also plenty of green space, including a play area for pediatric patients.

This new facility -- which officially opens next Tuesday -- is a part of the Los Angeles Medical Center, which is the largest Kaiser Permanente facility in the United States. Overall, this complex features a hospital, mental health center, and 11 medical office buildings with over 5,400 employees, 1,000+ registered nurses, 652 physicians, and a revenue base of $1 billion.

Kaiser has not only played an important role in keeping our community healthy by treating its members, it has also provided financial contributions to local organizations that work in our neighborhoods. A few examples include the Hollywood Sunset Free Clinic, LACER Afterschool Program, Hollywood Police Activities League, Hollywood Community Housing Corporation, and the Los Angeles Youth Network. Kaiser was also a major sponsor of the At the Park After Dark programs in Hollywood last year.