City of Hope Opens New Cancer Center in Torrance | City of Hope National Medical Center has expanded into the South Bay by opening a new cancer center in Torrance. The Duarte-based hospital celebrated the grand opening of its City of Hope/South Bay center at 5215 Torrance Blvd. on Aug. 27. It occupies two floors of a new $80 million ambulatory healthcare clinic owned by Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Centers. “City of Hope brings new, research-driven treatment options to the South Bay,” said Harlan Levine, MD, its president of strategy and business ventures, in a statement. “We want to ensure patients have the premier care they deserve and still be close to home.” The 25,000-square-foot cancer center opened with services in surgical, radiation and medical oncology, with 20 exam rooms and infusion areas for chemotherapy patients. “The opening of the City of Hope cancer center signifies a pivotal development in healthcare services for our South Bay communities as our two organizations work to improve patient outcomes,” said Garry Olney, interim chief executive for the Providence hospital, in a statement.
Keck Medicine of USC to Open New Ambulatory Clinic in Southern California's San Gabriel Valley | Keck Medicine of USC is expanding its network of ambulatory clinics with a new location in Southern California's San Gabriel Valley. Located at 125 W. Huntington Drive in Arcadia, the newly constructed three-story, 33,000-square-foot clinic will begin opening in fall 2018 and will offer a wide range of primary care and specialty services. The multispecialty clinic will be home to family medicine and primary care providers, as well as specialists in gastroenterology, otolaryngology and head and neck surgery, neurology, gynecology, dermatology, urology, radiation oncology, medical oncology, surgical oncology, breast cancer surgery and colorectal cancer surgery. Featuring views of the San Gabriel Mountains and overlooking Santa Anita Park, the clinic will also include a radiation therapy center, infusion treatment center and pharmacy. "Keck Medicine of USC is in a period of unprecedented growth, with demand increasing for our complex care," said Shawn Sheffield, MBA, MHA, chief strategy and business development officer. "We conducted an extensive data-driven analysis to identify areas in the Los Angeles basin with unmet healthcare needs, and we believe that Arcadia is an ideal place to expand our network of multispecialty ambulatory clinics."