The final beam in the newest building of Beverly Hospital’s expanded Emergency Care Center (ECC), which will be among the best resources for emergency care in the San Gabriel Valley, was placed on Thursday, October 18, 2018.
The event marked a move closer to the completion of the more than $11 million investment for the expanded Emergency Care Center which will benefit Montebello, East Los Angeles, Pico Rivera, Whittier, and other nearby cities Beverly Hospital serves.
“The newly expanded ECC will help fill a vital gap for those experiencing life threatening injuries or illness, and cannot wait for an appointment with their primary care physician,” Beverly Hospital President and Chief Executive Officer Alice Cheng, said. “It will improve access to emergency care services and help us better serve our growing community’s health care needs.”
The ECC will more than double its capacity — from 15 patient rooms to a new total of 32 — and will be equipped with two state-of-the-art trauma bays and an isolation room, as well as a new ambulance bay.
Other significant improvements include a new waiting room with two new restrooms, a rapid medical exam room, and a remodeled nursing station.
The project is expected to be completed by the summer of 2019.