Monday, March 15, 2010

Pasadena Urgent Care Center


This is an artist's rendering of the Pasadena Urgent Care Center. Construction is underway at 3160 E. Del Mar Blvd., just west of Madre Street in East Pasadena where such a center is needed. We had a groundbreaking ceremony on March 3.

Here's the money shot with the officials and their golden shovels. City Manager Michael Beck is third from the left, our city architect Segun Abegunrin second from the right, Mayor Bill Bogaard is two down from Segun, and Dr. Takashi Wada of our Public Health Department is next to Mayor Bogaard. The other smiling faces in the shot are those of officials from our partner agencies in this effort, including Huntington Medical Foundation, Kaiser Permanente and Community Health Alliance of Pasadena (CHAP).


The City of Pasadena owns the property, Huntington Medical Foundation will operate the urgent care center and CHAP will have a primary care clinic there. The center will operate on a trial basis for an initial period of five years.

We'll invite everybody to the grand opening toward the end of this year.

13 comments:

altadenahiker said...

It will all be finished in a year? That's terrific.

Cafe Observer said...
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Cafe Observer said...

I don't see you in the pic, Pio. Either you were the shutterladybug, or, you still couldn't get away from Citiha!!

Urgent care centers are needed in most streets of life today.

pasadenapio said...

Karin -- Yes! Construction was already underway when we did the groundbreaking, so the project is moving right along.

Mike, I was the shutterbug and also served as M.C. for the event.

Sarah said...

Hi,

Any idea what has happened (or will happen) to the abandoned Earthside Nature Center that was behind that property? Is that part of the construction or not?

thanks
Sarah

pasadenapio said...

Sarah, Earthside Nature Center is not part of the construction project. The Open Space and Conservation Committee -- appointed by the city council to look at related issues for the update of that element of the General Plan -- has been discussing the property. There are no immediately plans for the property's future, but I'll keep people posted.

Sarah said...

Thanks, PasadenaPIO! Will stay tuned.

Petrea said...

This is good news--Good news on the nature center, too, really. I hope it remains open space.

Do you know if there are any plans in the works for any kind of health care center north of the freeway?

pasadenapio said...

Petrea, not so far. A lot of people were hoping it could be located at the former St. Luke Medical Center but there were too many issues (seismic and otherwise) with the building, plus having to deal with a private owner who was less than enthusiastic about the idea. I'm oversimplifying it, but that's the gist.

Petrea said...

Yeah, I knew that one wasn't going to happen. Maybe we can get Thal to find us a location!

Anonymous said...

how can we inquire about new jobs that will be available.

Oana said...

How and where can I find out what kind of jobs will be available?

Clara Heisler said...
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