AKA: Arcadia Community Hospital, Arcadia, CA

Structure Type: built works - public buildings - hospitals

Designers: Neptune and Thomas, Architects, AIA (firm); Donald E. Neptune (architect); Joseph Fleshman Thomas (architect)

Dates: constructed 1956-1957

300 West Huntington Drive
Arcadia, CA 91007

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The first two locations of the Methodist Hospital of Southern California were in Los Angeles, CA, the first in a house on Hewitt Street and the second in another residence at 2826 South Hope Street . The third, purpose-built 100-bed hospital opened on the site of the second residence in 05/1915 costing approximately $500,000. This third facility was sold to Los Angeles County in the mid-1950s. The hospital opened this present, fourth, 22-acre campus adjoining the Arcadia Civic Center in 1957. Planning had begun on this $3 million, 138-bed facility in 1951.

Methodist Hospital of Southern California opened the first, in-house psychiatric unit in the region. According to the hospital's own history, its nursery school "...was one of the first corporate day-care facilities in the United States." (See "About Us: History,Accessed 12/20/2010.)

A West Wing opened in 1967, contributing 146 beds to the hospital's capacity. Additional surgical and critical care rooms were added subsequently. In 10/1998, the Berger Tower, a 169-bed addition, began operations.

PCAD id: 15946