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.
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