Pasadena: Home of the New Shriners for Children Medical Center

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New Medical Center to Open in June of 2017

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2017 Shriners Hospitals Float

Shriners Hospitals for Children® is proud to share a glimpse of our new medical center’s construction progress with the Southern California community via this video news release (VNR.) The new facility will open in approximately six months – June 2017.

The new medical center is part of Shriners Hospitals for Children, the world-renowned 22-location health care system which specializes in pediatric specialty care, innovative research and outstanding teaching programs for medical professionals.

The new medical center is located at 909 S. Fair Oaks Ave. in Pasadena, California, between Alessandro Street and Hurlburt Avenue, adjacent to Huntington Hospital. The location will enhance the new collaboration between Shriners for Children Medical Center and Huntington Hospital.

The medical center occupies 74,800 square feet on two acres and will have two ambulatory surgery rooms and six PACU suites, 20 outpatient clinic examination rooms, three fitting rooms for prosthetics and orthotics, as well as onsite radiology, child life, pharmacy and care coordination departments.

The most notable difference between the current hospital and the new medical center is the absence of onsite inpatient surgical services and the enhancement of rehabilitation and pre and post-operative services. The collaboration with Huntington Hospital will allow Shriners for Children Medical Center surgeons to operate on patients using the operating rooms of Pasadena’s premier health care institution.

The new center has been created to meet the rigorous demands of the rapidly-changing health care industry and the need for our specialized services in the San Gabriel Valley, the greater Los Angeles metropolitan area, Southern California, Arizona, New Mexico, Southern Nevada and the provinces of Northern Mexico.

DPR Construction is managing the construction and the firms SRG Partnership, Inc. and CO Architects were in charge of the architectural design.

Shriners Hospitals for Children is Proud to Participate in the Rose Parade

Shriners Hospitals for Children has strong roots in the Southern California community, and is pleased to participate in the Rose Parade on January 2, 2017, for the 7th consecutive year. Our 2017 float titled “Anything is Possible,” features a ship driven by Fezzy, the official mascot and honorary member of Shriners International, the organization that founded and continues to support Shriners Hospitals for Children.

The float’s colorful 35-foot ship is an imaginative representation illustrating the commitment of Shriners Hospitals for Children to helping patients discover and reach their full potential despite the challenges they may face.

The crew will include the two international leaders of the Shriners organizations, Chris Smith and Jerry Gantt, and their wives, as well David Doan, the local Chairman of the Board of Shriners for Children Medical Center, and his wife. Our two national patient ambassadors, Karolina Nogues and Marius Woodward, who represent the hundreds of thousands of children cared for by Shriners Hospitals for Children, will also be riding on the float.

About Shriners Hospitals for Children
Shriners Hospitals for Children is changing lives every day through innovative pediatric specialty care, world-class research and outstanding medical education. Our 22 locations in the United States, Canada and Mexico provide advanced care for children with orthopaedic conditions, burns, spinal cord injuries, and cleft lip and palate.
Shriners Hospitals for Children is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization and relies on the generosity of donors. All donations are tax deductible to the fullest extent permitted by law.

Media Inquiries Regarding Shriners for Children Medical Center:
Carla Valenzuela | Shriners for Children Medical Center | cvalenzuela(at)shrinenet(dot)org | 213-434-7368

Media Inquiries Regarding Shriners Hospitals for Children and our Rose Parade Float:
Fabiana Lowe | Shriners Hospitals for Children | filowe(at)shrinenet(dot)org | 813-281-7164

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