CMH is now open

Long-anticipated ribbon-cutting held at hospital.

Community Memorial Health System has successfully completed the State of California inspection of the new Ocean Tower at Community Memorial Hospital. The hospital received an exemplary report that noted no deficiencies and has moved into the new building on Sunday, Dec. 16.

“Our staff should be commended for this extraordinary accomplishment. This commitment to excellence is what makes Community Memorial Health System so special,” said Community Memorial Health System President and CEO Gary Wilde. “I would like to take this opportunity to personally thank our Board of Trustees, our Foundation Boards, volunteers, physicians and staff for their dedication and support in realizing this dream.”

On Dec. 11 CMH held their long-anticipated ribbon-cuttings just a few days prior to the opening of the hospital.

Besides the opening remarks of CEO Gary Wilde welcomes were made by Mayor Matt LaVere, Richard Rush PhD Chairman of the Board of Trustees CMHS, Lamar Bushnell MD Chief of Staff and Leslie Leavens Leavens Ranches.

A flag presentation was by local boy scouts and choral singers entertained the guests. Drinks and finger food, including great deserts were provided.

After the tent reception was completed 3-different ribbon cuttings were performed in front of the holiday decorated hospital entrance.

The new Ocean Tower is a six-story, 355,000 square-foot, state-of-the-art building featuring 250 all-private rooms. The new building also includes an expanded emergency department with 37 private treatment rooms; 10 new surgical suites with leading-edge medical technology, advanced diagnostic and imaging capacities and integrated IT systems; expanded critical care capabilities; and an entire floor devoted to moms, babies, and children, with a larger Neonatal Intensive Care Unit and an eight-bed pediatric wing.

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