Dozens of of officials, developers and medical office tenants joined about a dozen Chamber officers and Ambassadors Tuesday, Aug. 13, for the groundbreaking ceremony of a new $20 million state-of-the-art, four-story medical office center being built by The Hale Corporation in a joint-venture partnership with The Stronach Group, owner of Santa Anita Park horse race track.
Arcadia Mayor Mickey Segal offered comments of welcome and congratulations to Hale Corp CEO Dick Hale, and the following presented certificates of appreciation:
- Congresswoman Judy Chu’s representative Tommy Tseng
- Senator Dr. Ed Hernandez’s representative Iso Nakasato
- Assembly member Ed Chau’s representative Olivia Lee
- County Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich representative Brian Mejia
A partial list of attendees and the rest of the story about the development continues below the following gallery of photos from the ceremony…
Some those in attendance:
City of Arcadia
- Mayor Mickey Segal
- Mayor Pro Tem John Wuo
- Council member Bob Harbicht
- City Manager Dominic Lazzaretto
- Asst City Manager/Develop Services Director Jason Kruckeberg
- Director of Library and Museum Services Mary Beth Hayes
- Economic Development Manager Jerry Schwartz
- Building Official Don Stockham
- Building Permit Tech Christine Martinez
- Deputy Fire Chief Kurt Norwood
- Assistant Director of Recreation Ryan Wright
Arcadia Chamber of Commerce
- President Arlynn Robinson, Century 21 Earll
- Immediate Past President Pete Siberell, Santa Anita Park
- CEO Scott Hettrick
- Chamber board member and Ambassador Chairwoman Sylvia Ramos, Dilbeck Real Living
- Chamber board member Wayne Williams, Professional Advisory Services
- Chamber Board Member Joan Francone, ORI Global
- Chamber Board Director Vicki Knight, Century Rooter Service & Plumbing
- Chamber Ambassador Mary Hansen
- Chamber Ambassador Verena Somer, The Service Advisors
- Chamber Ambassador Mark Ramos, Vista Paint
- Terry Miller, Beacon Media News’ Arcadia Weekly
- Lauragene Swenson, Weekly Star
The building at 289 W. Huntington Drive, directly across the street from Methodist Hospital, will be connected to the hospital by a second foot bridge over Westbound Huntington Drive that leads to the area between the parking garage and the new $260 million wing of the hospital.
Food and refreshments were provided by Congregation Ale House of Pasadena, Long Beach, and a new brewery in Azusa, which is majority-owned by Dick Hale.
The Hale Corporation, based in Monrovia, has developed and built many medical buildings, including the Children’s Hospital on Santa Clara Avenue near Fifth Street in Arcadia, which opened in 2010.
The new Hale Medical Center is a state-of-the-art 74,360 square-foot facility slated to open in late spring of 2014. The center is already 35% occupied before going to the marketplace, including 31% by a single tenant — Congress Medical Associates— who will occupy the first couple of floors.
The project will create several hundred well-paying local construction jobs as well as the permanent positions in the office when completed. Information on the project can be obtained by calling 626-358-4523.
“I am very pleased and quite enthusiastic to begin this project with my new partner,” said Dick Hale CEO of The Hale Corp. and a City Councilman in Bradbury. “With the recent multi-million dollar expansion of our local hospital, the need for additional facilities for doctors and other health care professionals is clear and the timing is right.”
Methodist Hospital was accredited as a stroke center last year and has attracted many notable physicians to its staff.
“This addition will enable the hospital to continue attracting physicians to the campus, enabling continued growth of the hospital,” said Methodist President and CEO Dan Ausman.