MISSION HILLS, Calif., Aug. 25, 2010 – A medical practice that got its start in a modest storefront in San Fernando, Calif., in 1923 will soon be moving into a new 125,000 square foot clinic in Mission Hills.
Facey Medical Group, which began as a one-physician practice 87 years ago, is now a 140-physician, multi-specialty medical group with more than 100,000 prepaid, enrolled members. To better serve those members, the non-profit Facey Medical Foundation, which manages the group, selected San Diego-based Pacific Medical Buildings (PMB) to develop the new three-story Facey Medical Group Clinic in Mission Hills.
“This new Mission Hills facility will further enhance the Facey clinic team of dedicated people in their efforts to improve the health of our loyal patients,” says Dr. Fredrick Russo, President of Facey Medical Group. “Many of those patients have seen our facilities evolve from the original building in the city of San Fernando in the 1950s. Our founder, Dr. Fred Facey would be proud of the class this new facility will bring to his dream of multi-specialty medical and surgical services to the community. It will be a major step up.”
PMB, a developer of outpatient healthcare facilities and hospital-based parking structures, identified and will acquire the 6.72-acre development site. The firm will also develop, finance and own the build-to-suit facility, which will be 100 percent leased by the foundation for use by the medical group. PMB plans to start construction by the first quarter of next year and to complete construction by the second quarter of 2012.
“Southern Californians have trusted Facey Medical Group with their healthcare needs for nearly nine decades,” says Mark Toothacre, President, PMB. “We are honored to have earned the opportunity to help Facey to strengthen and expand its commitment as Provider of Choice for this community by providing this important new facility.”
The move will enable Facey to replace current facilities, consolidate local clinics, and accommodate new technologies and electronic medical records (EMR) systems.
The design of the new Facey Medical Group Clinic “will be a translation of historical mission architecture, blended with a modern, patient-centric approach,” Mr. Toothacre says. “Familiar mission forms will represent tradition and welcome patients, while modern elements will reflect leading-edge healthcare.”
PMB plans to seek LEED® Silver certification for the clinic from the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC). If certified, the facility would be Los Angeles County’s first LEED Silver-certified medical office building of more than 100,000 square feet. The LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Green Building Rating System is the nationally accepted benchmark for the design, construction and operation of high performance green buildings. LEED Silver certification recognizes that a developer has delivered a building that meets a high level of stringent, environmentally friendly and energy efficient standards.
About Pacific Medical Buildings
Pacific Medical Buildings (PMB) specializes exclusively in the development and management of medical office buildings, outpatient facilities and parking structures for hospitals, medical groups and universities. For more than 37 years, PMB’s executives have led the industry in the development and management of medical care buildings, with 76 healthcare facilities constructed to date throughout the Western United States. The firm currently owns and manages more than 44 facilities totaling about 3 million square feet with more than 7,000 structured parking stalls, and has seven projects under development that will total 750,000 square feet. The San Diego-based firm also has offices in Honolulu; Los Angeles; Phoenix; Vancouver, Wash.; Portland, Ore.; Louisiana; and Nevada.
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