New MemorialCare Medical Group Medical Facility & Urgent Care Center Open in Los Altos MarketCenter

Conveniently Located Medical Facility Includes Primary Care and Specialty Physicians, Urgent Care, Laboratory and X-Ray Capabilities

LONG BEACH, Calif., Jan. 10, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- MemorialCare Medical Group, an affiliate of MemorialCare Health System in Southern California, opened a new conveniently located medical building that represents the future of health care delivery. The new facility includes primary care and select specialty care physician practices, an urgent care center and ancillary services, making it among the most advanced "one-stop" comprehensive health care destinations in the region. The new center begins with 10 physicians and is expected to double that number within the year.

Located at the corner of North Bellflower Boulevard and Stearns Street in Los Altos MarketCenter in Long Beach, the two-story, 30,000 square-foot-building serves as a "one-stop" medical site for comprehensive health care services for patients and families. It offers primary care services, including physicians specializing in family medicine, internal medicine, pediatrics as well as several physician specialties. Laboratory and digital x-ray services are available on-site for patient convenience. 

"The Los Altos facility expands upon MemorialCare's strategy to offer physician practices and other medical services in convenient health care locations throughout Long Beach, the South Bay and Orange County," says Diana Hendel, PharmD, CEO, Long Beach Memorial, Community Hospital Long Beach and Miller Children's Hospital Long Beach. "Establishing this new medical facility is critical for the communities we serve. It addresses the need for additional primary care physicians today and in the future and serves as an access point for community members seeking primary care and other health care services in one location."

"This new medical building—serving families in Long Beach, the South Bay and surrounding areas—represents the future of how health care is best provided in a community setting,"  says David Kim, M.D., MemorialCare Medical Group's medical director for the Los Altos facility. "It's very conducive to patient care and incorporates advanced physician office space designs, creating a warm and caring environment for our patients. Initially, the medical facility includes 10 primary care physicians plus a cardiologist, breast oncologist and rheumatologist. It also includes nurses and clinicians specializing in x-ray and laboratory services plus other clinical and support personnel. We anticipate the number of physicians growing to 20, providing easy access to care."

The Urgent Care Center located within the Los Altos facility is one of only a few such centers in the region that treats minor illness and injuries as well as offering primary care and specialty physicians. It will be open 365 days a year, including holidays and weekends. Parking is convenient and free.

"We are thrilled to be partnering with MemorialCare's three outstanding Long Beach hospitals to provide this much needed continuum of care for all ages and to work with the hospitals to stay at the forefront of population health," says Mark Schafer, M.D., chief medical officer of MemorialCare Medical Group. "In the event a patient needs to be hospitalized, Long Beach Memorial, Miller Children's Hospital Long Beach and Community Hospital Long Beach are just a few minutes from our Los Altos facility."

For more information about the new Los Altos facility, go to memorialcare.org/losaltos. To schedule an appointment with a physician or take a tour of the new facility, call 562/346-2222.

About MemorialCare Medical Group
MemorialCare Medical Group, part of MemorialCare Health System, represents more than 150 physicians and 1,100 contracted specialists with 32 locations in Long Beach and Orange counties, providing a full spectrum of wellness and medical care to more than 130,000 patients. It is consistently honored as a top rated medical group in California by numerous prestigious organizations, including the Integrated Healthcare Association, California Association of Physician Groups and California's Office of Patient Advocate. For information, visit memorialcare.org/medicalgroup.

About Long Beach Memorial, Miller Children's Hospital Long Beach and Community Hospital Long Beach:
Long Beach Memorial, Miller Children's Hospital Long Beach and Community Hospital
Long Beach are part of the MemorialCare Health System in Southern California, a nationally recognized not-for-profit integrated delivery system with top ratings for health care quality, safety, technology and innovations. For more than 100 years, Long Beach Memorial has been acknowledged as one of the country's leading teaching hospitals with the most advanced technology and is the region's first choice for comprehensive care in virtually every medical and surgical specialty. Miller Children's Hospital Long Beach, the nation's seventh largest children's hospital in patient admissions, provides specialized care for children and young adults—as well as maternity care for expectant mothers—all under one roof. Community Hospital Long Beach has been providing warm and personalized top quality medical care since 1924, offering state-of-the-art diagnosis and treatment in several medical specialties, in addition to behavioral health, occupational medicine and more. Visit MemorialCare.org and MillerChildrens.org for further information.

SOURCE MemorialCare Medical Group



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