Update 2/5/2013: Reliance Pharmacy opens in Lobby!
We welcome Reliance Pharmacy to the lobby of our new Mission Hills office. Reliance Pharmacy provides you with the convenience of having your prescriptions filled while you are here. Reliance accepts most insurance plans.
Reliance Pharmacy is an independent pharmacy and not affiliated with Facey.
September 2012: The New Flagship has Landed!
At 10:am this past Sunday morning, Walk-in Urgent Care patients got the first glimpse our our new facility. Many thanks to the crews who have worked round the clock with all the final touches. (Note: Urgent Care services are no longer available at 11211 Sepulveda.)
APPOINTMENTS with physicians and nurses (including primary & specialist care), oncology services, women’s health, optometry, physical therapy, clinical research or behavioral health will be at our new office located at 11333 N. Sepulveda Boulevard. Please refer to our Patient Care Directory for floors and hours.
LAB SERVICES hours have returned to normal (Mon-Fri, 7:00 am - 6:00 pm).
PATIENT EDUCATION appointments and classes will continue to be held at our 11165 N. Sepulveda Boulevard location. We appreciate your patience as we settle in to our innovative new Mission Hills office
August 2012: A Recent Drive by our Mission Hills construction site may have caused your head to turn. Work is progressing swiftly as we prepare for the final phase of this monumental project!
"Excitement about the new clinic is building," says Mission Hills Director of Patient Care Delivery, Ed Babayova. "Patients and staff alike can’t wait for the chance to step inside and have a totally different kind of health care experience."
Of the big changes patients can look forward to is a lab station on every single floor. This will reduce the need to travel throughout the building for tests and it will also lower wait times at the lab by distributing the demand for services. It is one of many features designed to benefit patients, employees and the environment at the same time.
Other key enhancements include: centralized check-in on every floor, over 600 parking spaces, bike racks, a patient drop-off area and much more. Water fountains on each floor will feature a filtered water bottle fill up which counts how many plastic bottles we are diverting from landfills by having patients and staff bring reusable bottles.
Take a sneak peak...
April 2012: The 3rd floor is in the finishing stage, with flooring, mill work, lighting and final painting being wrapped up. The landscaper has mobilized on site – the construction fence is expected to be taken down next month with all the site work finishing up six weeks later.
We are pleased that the Mission Hills construction is tracking to the original timeline with the first patient scheduled to be seen the Fall of 2012.
February 2012: Have you noticed the asphalt pavement around our New Mission Hills facility? That's called "hardscaping." Rainy weather can turn a busy construction site into a muddy mess, and vehicle/worker access is hindered, bringing progress to a halt. Introducing pavement, driveways or other upper soil protections can largely, if not entirely, remove these complications and help keep a project on schedule.
Hardscaping can also protect of the "grading" of the site, which is critical for proper drainage and runoff. This is the first of two layers of the parking lot surface. The second is the finish top layer which will be applied right before the completion of all construction. This is because heavy equipment and construction activity would damage the finish if installed too early in the schedule.
You might also have noticed that a majority of the exterior windows have been put in place and that we have started the painting of the west and south sides of the building. Inside, the build-out of walls continues and we remain on schedule.
November 2011: We're on schedule! Since summer we have seen quite a lot of progress. Our roof, floors and internal wall framing are in place and the building's main heating, ventilation and air conditioning unit has been installed.
Rollout of our electrical, plumbing and mechanical infrastructure is currently underway, and by the end of the year passersby should see perimeter paving the finishing of windows.
July 2011: The long awaited exterior “tilt-up” began the early morning of July 7th. This "tilt-up" approach delivered dramatic results! "The transformation was stunning," said one person in the neighborhood, and they were right. In just a few short days a full exterior took shape.
This past March, City Councilman Richard Alarcón joined our Medical Director & executive team for the groundbreaking ceremonies at the new Mission Hills site. The ceremonious shoveling of earth marks a momentous day for Facey and the entire community.
As an entirely new construction, there is absolutely no disruption to any of the services currently provided at Facey's existing Mission Hills offices.
Special attention is being paid throughout the project so that we can be certified as the first LEED® (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Silver medical office over 100,000 square feet in Los Angeles County. Our planning and construction team is actively monitoring the work so they can determine which materials can be recovered for use as part of the new building's construction.
January 2011: Demolition
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January 25, 2011
"We're looking at this demolition process in a very unique way," says Facey Admin. Director of Strategy & Planning, Prub Khurana. "Each time a section of the building is removed, we strive to recover as much material as possible to reuse in the new facility. Facey hopes to use some of the wood and brick to stabilize the soil when we grade the area. And we'll recycle anything we can."
"We hope to recycle at least 80% of the old structure," says Project Manager Tracy Takeyama. Takeyama is a LEED® Accredited Professional with certification in Building Design & Construction.
"While not everything can be reused in the new building, most of it will definitely find new life somewhere. Because of this, we can't just bulldoze the building all at once. We're using careful demolition techniques, which also have the smallest possible impact on our neighbors."
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