A groundbreaking ceremony will be held at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 13, for a new 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.
The ceremony, coordinated in part by The Arcadia Chamber of Commerce, will take place at 289 W. Huntington Drive, directly across the street from Methodist Hospital.
Food and refreshments by Congregation Ale House will be served immediately after the ceremony, and there will be give-aways.
Please RSVP immediately to Richard Hale: RichardHale@TheHaleCorp.com or 626-358-4523.
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.
A new bridge will be built across the westbound lanes of Huntington Drive to allow easy access from the building to the hospital, which recently added a new wing.
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.