Hospital offering tours of new tower

WHITTIER - PIH Health's new Plaza Tower will be ready for occupancy this March, but the public is invited to attend a community open house on Feb. 9.Guests will be able to tour the new hospital tower from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The free event will also include informational booths, entertainment and light refreshments. It will be held at PIH Health Hospital (previously known as Presbyterian Intercommunity Hospital) at 12401 Washington Blvd. in Whittier. Construction on the Plaza Tower began in February 2010 with demolition taking place a month before. Upon its occupancy in March 2013, the new medical tower will welcome patients "to the region's most advanced hospital" licensed with 64 private medical/surgical beds; 48 private critical care beds; a state-of-the-art surgery department housing 10 large, new operating rooms; and a new pharmacy.

********** Published: January 24, 2013 - Volume 11 - Issue 41